CairnGorm Mountain Snow School

CairnGorm Mountain Snow School
Operating during the Winter months and Snow Sports Season.

As the only ski school based at CairnGorm Mountain we can offer inclusive packages on-site that include ski passes, equipment hire and lessons all in the one place!

CairnGorm Mountain is excited to begin our third year with our new Snow School, CairnGorm’s only on-site Ski and Snowboard School offering professional instruction for all levels. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, we’ve got a lesson for you.

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We offer group lessons and private lessons for all levels, depending on your budget. Group lessons give you the opportunity to meet new friends and become part of a team whilst you learn. Or, if private lessons are more your way to learn, then we can provide instructors who will cater specifically for you. The whole lesson will be dedicated 100% to you and your specific needs and desires.

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The group lesson prices below include the lesson, equipment hire and snowsports pass. The private lesson prices are just for the lesson element only.

All of our instructors hold professional qualifications and many have numerous years experience on CairnGorm Mountain. They have all been trained and assessed to ensure they meet the highest standards by National Training Bodies. By bringing the ski school in-house, booking lessons will be integrated with on-site ski hire and ticketing systems, making the whole process as smooth and easy as cruising down a green slope. Alongside the new Burton Riglet equipment, Natural Retreats CairnGorm Mountain are also replacing some of the ski hire stock to ensure a higher standard of equipment quality across the board.

Cairngorm Shredders

Our Cairngorm Shredders courses are kid’s specific programmes offering the opportunity to learn in a fun and safe environment with great instructors. The course is age and level specific so your child will be in a group with others of similar ability, and age. We have a ratio of 8 children to 1 instructor, ensuring your child gets the most out of each lesson.

We still have some spaces left for our Shredder’s Programme! These are available on both Saturday and Sunday in January and March. The January programme will start on the 6th, so be quick not to miss out!

All you need to register is fill out the form below and email it to the Snow School at Someone from the team will then be in touch with you to confirm your booking and take payment.

Shredders  Booking Form 

Burton Riglet

The CairnGorm Mountain Snow School has recently invested in a healthy stock of Burton Snowboards Riglet equipment, which means that our qualified instructors can get the little ones started earlier, with boards as small as 70cm, easy one strap bindings and warm velcro boots to make sure your young explorers are as comfortable as possible.

Our Burton Riglet snowboard lessons place emphasis on having as much fun as possible, with no confusing technical jargon! Our main priority is on giving the kids the best possible experience on snow. Due to U5’s needing more attention from our instructors our Riglet lessons run on a 1:1 ratio for under 5s and a 2:1 ratio if requested for 6-8 year olds. Our Riglet lessons run daily at peak times and on a private request basis at other times.

Image Gallery Snow School Launch Weekend – 2015/2016