Scotland

We run a selection of courses throughout Scotland in Snow Centres, on Dryslopes and at Scottish Mountain resorts.

Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. If you live nearby and can go at short notice when things look good, the several Scottish ski areas are a tremendous asset. 

Please see individual venues for more information on what's included in the price you pay.

 NB: Normally we make the decision to confirm or cancel a course 6 weeks prior to the course start date however in order to confirm a course we need to ensure that at the very least the course break even. The number of bookings required to break even fluctuates depending on Trainer expenses, resource costs, room hire, etc. 
Sometimes with our summer UK course calendar we leave the decision to confirm/cancel until nearer the course start date in order to  give the course the best chance of running. This is possible due to the fact that many of our Trainers are able to be more flexible with other commitments in the summer months. To that end we ask members not to commit to any final decisions regarding accommodation and travel until you have been advised by BASI that the course is confirmed. 
BASI will communicate with all members 6 weeks prior to the course start date to advise whether the course is confirmed, cancelled or we intend to review this decision at a later date. Your patience and acceptance of this decision is much appreciated.

Aberdeen Garthdee

Opening Hours:
Summer from April until October - Midweek 09.00am to 09.00pm (Fridays 8pm) and Weekend 09.00am to 5.00pm
Winter from October until April - Midweek 09.00am to 09.00pm (Fridays 8pm) and Weekend 09.00am to 5.00pm.

Access to the venue for BASI students is from 9.00am.

Other Information:
Equipment hire,  £2/day for skis and boots
Helmets are compulsory and are free of charge to hire
Clothing policy - Helmet, gloves and long sleeved clothing.  
No Lockers are available
Parking free of charge in the Centre car park - There is a monitoring camera for parking form more than 3hrs – your registration plate can be registered at reception to avoid charges.
Wifi - no charge

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at the ski hire area 9.15am on Day 1 of your course for a 9.30am start.  Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Garthdee website here.

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Bearsden

Opening Hours:




Free of charge parking available

Helmets are not compulsory
Skis, boots, poles, helmets and boards are included in the lift pass hire
Long sleeves and gloves must be worn on the slope at all times
Any food allergies please ask at cafe counter
Wifi access free of charge

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer in the Café Bar upstairs at 9.00am. Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Bearsden website here.

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Glasgow Ski Centre

Venue opening times:
Monday to Friday - 09:30am to 10:00pm 
Saturday and Sunday - 09:00am - 09:00pm

Other Information:
Free of charge parking available
Helmets are not compulsory
Lockers may not be available due to COVID-19
£310 charge per course to rent equipment for the day
Wifi access free of charge


Off Slope Lecture

We will be trialing a new approach to off slope time for students due to social distancing and hope you will all embrace this new concept of remote lectures.

Further information will be sent to you regarding this component prior to the beginning of the course. This information will outline details of how to access the virtual classroom. Your trainer will then confirm a suitable meeting time with the group.

This BASI course will be delivered in the safest way as possible and we hope you have a great BASI experience.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your Trainer outside of the building at 09:30am on the first day of your course.  He/she will be wearing a BASI jacket. 

View the Glasgow Ski Centre website.

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Snow Factor Ltd., Braehead

NEW OPENING TIMES DUE TO COVID-19:
Monday, Thursday & Friday - 12pm to 10pm
Tuesday & Wednesday - CLOSED
Saturday & Sunday - 9am to 6:30pm

COVID-19 Information: 
We will open on Thu 29th Oct at 12pm.
Open for lift passes only (Fresh Trax & Monday Madness are back!).
Masks will be mandatory for all visitors at all times. There will be no exceptions to this rule at this point.
There will be a small park out on the slope on Thu & Fri.
Snow Factor will provide a café service upstairs until 6pm.
Bring your own equipment if you have it to reduce volume at rental and avoid being charged for equipment hire.
Please come dressed to ski as changing facilities will be reduced to allow for social distancing.
Sanitise your hands before entering our centre and throughout your visit.
Follow the one-way system using the signage in the centre.

For more COVID-19 updates from Braehead, click here.

Other Information:
Parking - free of charge
Helmets are compulsory at all times
Lockers may not be available due to COVID-19
Skis, boots, poles, helmets and boards are included 
Gloves must be worn on the slope at all times
Only food bought in Bar Varia can be consumed within Snow Factor & Bar Varia
Wifi access free of charge

Please note that any equipment cannot be stored in the conference room overnight.

BASI Course Meeting Point

For CPD / Re-assessment days - Please meet your Trainer outside in car park at 9:45am

For 5 day courses - Meeting information is still to be confirmed. 

If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. 

View the Braehead website here.

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Cairngorm

With 12 lifts and 37km of runs Cairngorm is the best known resort. Aviemore is the nearest town with a bus shuttle to the slopes. The slopes are accessed by a funicular from the main car park up to the Ptarmigan at 1100m. When open for snowsports the first train goes up at 09:00, the last train is at 15:20 and the last train down is at 16:00.

Welcome Meeting

The Welcome Meeting will be held online, the evening before your course is due to start.

Your Trainer will contact you directly to arrange a time.

NB: The welcome meeting is an integral part of your course which we strongly recommend you attend. It is a chance to get to know your Trainer and fellow students as well as gain valuable knowledge about the weekly programme including timings, weather and piste information. The meeting will explain the course material and you may be asked to prepare something for the next day (possibly a short teaching session or further reading depending on the course). It is also a chance for you to speak to the Trainer about any issues, worries or questions you may have.

Off Snow Lectures:

The Evening lectures will be held online.  Your trainer will give you further information with regards this on the 1st day of your course.

1st day Meeting Point 

The meeting point will at Lagganlia Outdoor Centre, PH21 1NG.  The Trainer for the course will meet you there at 09.00 so that the weekend instructor at Lagganlia can give a 5 min induction/use of tow etc. The Trainer will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform.   If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. 

Please remember the dry slopes are not on public transport routes so you should have your own transport or arrange with another student in advance of the course starting.

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Firpark Ski Centre

Opening Hours:
Summer from April until July - 09.00am to 9.00pm
Winter from August until March - 09.00am to 9.00pm

Access to the conference room for BASI students is from 9.00am. Access to the ski slope is from 9.00am.

Other Information:
There is no charge for parking or lockers.
There is no catering on site. There is use of a fridge, kettle and microwave.  There are local shops nearby within walking distance.

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer at the ticket desk at 9am. Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5-6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Firpark website here.

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Glenmore

Sportscotland’s  National Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Glenmore, Aviemore, Inverness-shire.

BASI Course Meeting Point

You need to arrive before 8.30am to collect your required packed lunch. The course will start in the Lecture Theatre at Glenmore Lodge promptly at 8.45am on Monday, followed by a day of mountain activity. Do not be late (you are advised to be resident locally on Sunday night).

Mobile phone signals are weak and intermittent even outside the lodge, but as a courtesy to tutors, your fellow students and other residents at Glenmore Lodge, we would ask that all mobile telephones and pagers are turned off for the duration of individual workshops. Mobile reception is best out the back of the dining room. 

Please be aware that there is a biathlon shooting range on the grounds of Glenmore Lodge so be aware while on the grounds. A red flag will fly when the shooting range is in use at the bottom of the grounds. When this is flying please do not walk behind the range. 

View the Glenmore Lodge website here.

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Glenshee

 With 21 lifts and 36 runs, Glenshee offers great terrain diversity. Car parking at the foot of the Cairnwell chairlift and cafe and hire shop on site.

Meeting Point
The Trainer for the course will meet you at the cafe on the first day of your course at 09:15.  He/she will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform.  If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Glenshee website here

Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled. 

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Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend

Opening Hours

Summer between July and August - midweek, 09.30am to 6.00pm and weekend, 09.30am to 5.00pm
Winter between August and June - midweek, 09.30am to 9.00pm and weekend, 09.30am to 7.00pm

Access to the conference room for BASI students is from 9.30am. Access to the ski slope is from 9.30am.

Other Information:
Car Parking - Free of charge
Helmets are compulsory for under 18 year olds
Lockers - £1 coin non refundable
Equipment Hire included - Skis, boots and helmets
Clothing - Arms & legs to be covered, gloves & helmets to be worn
Only food purchased on site can be eaten on site.
Wifi access - free of charge in the Cafe 360

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer in the reception foyer at 9.15am on Day 1 of your course. Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo. You can expect your day to finish between 5 and 6pm. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Hillend website here.

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Huntly

Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre is Britain’s only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing, providing tuition at all levels from novice to elite.

The facility is run by Aberdeenshire Council and was upgraded with grants from the Big Lottery in 2004.

Huntly Centre is a wooden lodge in a delightful setting, with 400m, of all-weather classic mat, 30mx6m downhill matting and 800m of tarmac roller ski track.  We use high level forest trails in the Clashindarroch Forest, 13 miles from the centre, when we have snow.

When there is good snow cover skis are available to hire by the day.  

Meeting Point

The Trainer for the course will meet you at the lodge on the first day of your course at 09:15.  They will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform.  If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

View the Huntly website here.

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Newmilns

Please meet your trainer at the hut on the morning of your course. Your trainer will be wearing a jacket with the BASI logo. If you are going to be late or cannot find the Trainer and the rest of the group, please contact the Newmilns Snow and Sport Complex on 01560 322 320. 

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The Lecht

The Lecht has a total of 12 different lifts, including a 3 person chairlift and a magic carpet travelator.

Meeting Point 

The Trainer for the course will meet you at the cafe on the first day of your course at 09:15. He/she will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.



Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled. 

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