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Find out more about snow sports touring

There are lots of ways to find out more about snow sports touring.

Mountaineering Scotland runs a weekend training course each winter aimed at those members who commonly take the role of leader within a group, either as part of a club meet or when out with their peers. See here for details of our next snow sports touring weekend.

The following books and website may help you with your planning:

Ski Mountaineering in Scotland by Bennet & Wallace SMC ISBN -907521-20-7. This book was published in 1987 and is now very dated, but a new edition is due out in the not too distant future.

Scottish Off-piste Skiing & Snowboarding, Nevis Range & Ben Nevis by Kenny Biggin ISBN 978-0-9926065-0-30. A guide to skiing and snowboarding off-piste, steep skiing, and ski mountaineering.

Winter Highlands Website includes latest conditions and a blog and forum for hitching up with folk.

If you are looking for like-minded people to get out with and share your adventures, there are several clubs affiliated to Mountaineering Scotland who encourage and support snow sports touring.

Glasgow Ski Touring Club

Edinburgh Ski Touring Club

Eagle Ski Club

Caithness Mountaineering & Ski Club

Tayside Nordic Ski Club

Inverness Backcountry Snowsports Club

Kyle Mountain Club

Photo by Heather Morning