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Ski Tour Scotland is a website aimed at those interested in ski touring in Scotland. Whether you've been touring for years, or want to try it for the first time, this is the place to be!

We're bringing together a collection of the best ski tours that Scotland has to offer, with up to the minute information on conditions and how to get started.

Current Conditions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 20:38


18/1/16: Had my first tour of the year on Sunday with Remy.  We skied from Glenshee and did the classic Glas Maol, Cairn of Claise and Cairn a'Tuirc traverse.  Visibility in the morning was very poor, but snow conditions good making for fast progress.  We reached Carn a'Tuirc at midday just as the sun was beginning to peak through.  The descent down was superb, though hard work on skinny nordic kit for the first day our this season.  The weather continued to clear so we stopped for a bit to eat and then skinned back up for another run.  Lots of other people on the hill, and met Andy Mac and Tom, which was great.  Snow cover to the south of Glenshee was a bit disappointing with no cover from the Spittal up to half way up the road.  Cover looked better to the North.

20/4/15: Alasdair, David and I are just back from a week ski touring in the Alps. We had fantastic weather, and Alasdair and I skied the Grand Paradiso in perfect late season conditions.  I'll be writing and article about it later, but in the meantime, I've put some photos of the trip here.

13/2/15: I was originally planning to ski in the Monadhliath today, but when I got to the carpark it was obvious that it would be quite a carry to the snowline, so I headed up to Cairngorm instead to ski over to Lurcher's Gully.  To make up for lost time I purchased a Ski Mountaineering ticket which allowed me to take two pomas to the top station - a good deal at £10. to save about an hour of skinning  Unfortunately visibility was very poor - map and compass work until I was in Lurcher's Gully itself, with a small detour into the Lairig Ghru.  Still, a decent amount of skiing (1464m overall).

12/2/15: David skied at Glenshee today, and reported firm snow and a lot of scouring of the ridges.  However, the slopes to north of the estate road heading NW from the Spittal looked quite well covered.

2/2/15: Skied Coulter Fell in the Borders on Friday.  Snow down to road level, though it was quite thin higher up and  the only depth was on some east-facing aspects.  Still, a great opportunity to ski so close to Edinburgh, and 850m of skiing.

20/1/15: Brian and Susan had a great bluebird day at Drummochtar over the weekend.  From the SAIS and various other reports, it's clear that the storms have scoured the tops, and snow conditions are very variable depending on local aspect and altitude.

15/1/15:  A lot of snow has fallen over the last couple of days, but there's also been a lot of wind, which looks set to continue over the weekend.  Alasdair has been up North for the last couple of weeks on guide training.  I'm hoping to get out on Friday to do some low-level skiing - going up high is going to be awfully windy.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016 10:07
Ski Touring Maps for the Northern Cairngorms PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart   
Thursday, 15 January 2015 20:27

Trailmaps (Facebook page)are a mapping company based in the Highlands who produce specialist outdoor maps.  They have just produced a set of maps and guides specifically for a ski tours in the Northern Cairngorms, covering the Northern Corries, Ben Macdui, Bynack More and Sgor Gaoth.  They are available from the Trailmaps website here, or can be purchased from Mountain Spirit in Aviemore.  They have also kindly given us some maps for the Northern Cairngorm tours on the website, so you can see examples of their cartography.  If you like what you see, the set of 4 maps/guides are £11.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 22:33
Getting Started PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart   
Sunday, 07 November 2010 13:03

Going on your first ski tour can be a bit tricky.  It can be hard to get hold of the equipment, and if you don't know some one personally who ski tours, it can be difficult finding someone to go with. This article provides advice on getting started in ski touring and going on your first tour.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:35
What is Ski Touring? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart   
Saturday, 06 November 2010 19:45

Ski touring is the sport of skiing up and down mountains, and is the most fun you can have in the Scottish mountains in winter. Ski touring allows you to see the hills at their most glorious, and then ski down them on untracked snow far away from crowded ski slopes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:19
About Us PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alasdair Buchanan   
Monday, 12 December 2011 00:12

This website is a collaboration between Stuart and Alasdair Buchanan.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 16:53