January 9, 2011 by staff 

Mattracks, With five ski resorts – all within reach relatively easy for most of us – there is no shortage of places for fun in the snow.

The stations are: The Lecht, near Tomintoul Cairngorms and Eastern Cairngorm, near Aviemore, the Nevis Range, north of Fort William, Glenshee, located nine miles south of Braemar, and Glencoe, south of Fort William.

Each offers much more than the chance to don a pair of skis or a snowboard before hitting the slopes.

Holing snow, ice and snow climbing, Turntables, mountaineering

This action was a means of survival for mountaineers for many years.

Dig into the snow and build your own shelter for the night on a mountainside, comfortable and secure against wind and weather.

This activity is great fun when enjoyed with a group of friends or family members under the guidance of an instructor.

The Torridon Hotel in Wester Ross offer a package to experience snow holing.

Prices from £ 155 per person and include a night in a snow hole, all equipment and food, and transportation to and from the site of snow holes.

For more information log on or call 01445 700300.

An exciting activity, which depends on the areas where there is snow and ice.

Cairnwell Mountain Sports, based in Glenshee, offers snow / ice climbing experience for £ 180 for two people, with tuition from a qualified instructor.

It is recommended that beginners in the sport to participate in a one-day introductory course mountain before taking the challenge of snow / ice climbing. The price of from £ 45 per person.

For more information, call 01250 885255 or visit www.cairnwellmountain

Snow tubes are large inflatable rings that can be used to blow the whistle on a slope covered with snow.

Tubing requires no skill, just a little nervous, Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It is safe and fun for children and adults.

The Lecht Ski Centre offers a one-hour session on a slope tube tube dedicated, with prices from £ 11.

For more information log on

Sled dog racing is a winter sport in the world’s fastest growing.

The Cairngorm Sleddog Center gives people the chance to get out on the snow with a dog team and a memorable experience.

Visitors can meet the 30 dogs, which come from around the world, and learn more about the sport, its history and training required.

Then take your place in a buggy specially made and enjoy a ride almost silent through spectacular countryside.

A course of two days in a cool Cairngorm Centre Sleddog £ 255, and ends with a solo trip.

For more information on log-www.sled or call 07767 270526.

Inspired by the Telemark region of Norway, but now provides Scotland-tion differs from Telemark skiing-ment that the heel of each ski boot is not secured on the ski and allows skiers to create a dynamic flat or uphill. Telemark ski-ing, you can ski off-piste and really enjoy the spectacular mountains of Scotland.

G2 Ski and Snowboard School, Aviemore, offer a two-hour session for two for £ 120. The price includes instruction, equipment rental and lift tickets.

For more information log on or call 01479 811008.

Winter hiking and winter mountaineering Scotland are the two sports most popular winter.

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of experiences, to explore the nature of the Arctic Cairngorms “plateau in the fight against the rocky ridges and the slopes in the Highlands.

Wilderness Scotland offers winter hiking packages of four nights, enjoying the scenery of the Cairngorms and Creag and ranges Monadhliath Meagaidh with qualified guides. Fee of £ 535 per person includes four nights lodging, meals and specialized safety equipment.

Experience the most advanced walking is also available, including ice axes and crampons arrest technique.

For more information contact or call 0131 625 6635.

These plates are standing on the snow-sculpting title propelled into the snow like a snowboard. They offer the fun of snowboarding without the need to find a ski slope.

Deeside Activity Park, Aboyne, has five plates Mattracks available for hire at a cost of £ 35 per hour, per person, with a maximum group of five at one point.

For information, visit or call 01339 883536.

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