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:
9:30am - 9:30pm  April to August
9:30am - 10pm  September to March


Other Information:
Parking available
Helmets are 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

COVID-19:
Face coverings compulsory 
Social distancing 
One way system in place
No lockers due to COVID-19

BASI Course Meeting Point

Please meet your BASI trainer in the car park at 9am.  Your trainer will be wearing a BASI Trainer jacket with the BASI logo.  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.

View the Bearsden website here.

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Glasgow Ski Centre

Opening Times:
9:30am - 10pm  June to September 
9.30am - 11pm  October to May

Slope access is 9:30am - 5:30pm. 

Other Information:
Free of charge parking available
Helmets are not compulsory
Lockers may not be available due to COVID-19
£10 charge per day to rent equipment
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.

BASI Course Meeting Point
The meeting point will be at the bottom station of the Cairngorm funicular, at the top end of the car park. The Trainer for the course will meet you there at 09.00. There are two buildings at the top end of the car park on Cairngorm; the bottom station of the funicular is on the left and the Day Lodge is on the right.
In the event of bad weather and the road to the hill is closed, and looks likely to remain closed, please meet your trainer at the Glenmore Visitor Centre car park at 09.15.
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, calls will be answered between 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. 

IMPORTANT
CPD - 18th and 19th December will  be held at Loch Insh, please meet your trainer at 0900 in the car park. For more information on this venue click here  
The slope fee will be £20 per person per day, please pay Loch Insh directly

Ski Level 1 , 16-19 December
Days 1 & 2 (16th & 17th December) will be held at Loch Insh see above for slope fee charges/meeting point and times and website information
Days 3 & 4 (18th & 19th December) will be held at Lagganlia. For more information on this venue click here 
Your trainer will confirm your meeting times and place.  The slope fee will be £25 per person per day, please pay this in cash to your trainer.
Please take a packed lunch as there is no restaurant facility.

COVID Restrictions - please remember to adhere to the regulations and wear a face covering indoors

View the Cairngorm website here.

NB: In the event that extreme weather or lack of snow prevents access to the mountain for your Level 1 course, BASI reserves the right to move your course to a local dry slope. There will be a daily uplift charge at any dry slope we use, so do not purchase a lift pass until you have met with your Trainer on the first morning of your course. BASI will provide you with information about any alternative venue and meeting point by the Thursday before the course start date where possible, otherwise the trainer will provide you with this information when you meet at the Glenmore Visitor Centre.
In the event that extreme weather prevents access to the mountain for your Level 2 course, BASI reserves the right to move your course to another slope (which may include a dry slope for a limited number of days). In the event of lack of snow, the Level 2 course can not be run entirely on a dry slope and therefore the course may have to be cancelled.

Please remember that running courses in Scottish Mountain resorts is challenging as conditions are unpredictable. Please do not hesitate to contact the BASI office if you have any questions about attending a Scottish course.

BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled.

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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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Alford Ski Centre

Alford Ski Centre offers a range of activities including public tubing and skiing sessions.

Visit Website Here

Opening Times

Regular opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 10:30-21:15
Tuesday 11:30-20:30
Wednesday 17:30-21:00
Thursday 17:30-21:00
Friday 17:30-21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 09:30 - 18:00


Contact Number:
01975 563024

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.

First Day Meeting:

9am at the front of the building opposite the ski slope.

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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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