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Skiing in Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom

Top lift:
1080m/3543ft
Bottom lift:
550m/1804ft
Vertical drop:
530m/1,738ft
Longest piste:
2.9km/1.8mi
Cairngorm is the sixth highest mountain in the United Kingdom. Giving upon the town of Aviemore, which is at about 16 km/10 mi away, Cairngorm is situated in the Highlands of Scotland. Cairngorm ski resort has the reputation of being one of the most attractive and most challenging ski resorts in the UK.

Offering one of the best terrains in Scotland and with over 30 km / 18 mi of slopes, Cairngorm ski resort is the largest one. Situated in United Kingdom’s largest National Park, it provides the most popular skiing area.

The top lift is at 1080 m / 3543 ft, the bottom lift is at 550 m /1804 ft and there is a vertical drop of about 530 m / 1738 ft. It consists of 35 ski runs, 11 green, 11 red, 10 blue and 3 black pistes. There are also 11 lifts serving the resort, including the funicular train, the only mountain railway in Scotland, transferring skiers or visitors from the Base Station up to the Ptarmigan Top Station within 10 minutes.

If we had to notice a disadvantage, that would be the completely unpredictable weather but this is the major problem of any ski resort in Scotland. As for beginners, a ski school is available as well. Visitors have the opportunity to find a wide range of accommodation, bars, restaurants, cafes, ski schools and shops at Aviemore.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Edinburgh
135miles/217km, 2 hours 35 mins
1. Head west on Waterloo Pl/A1 to Leith St/A900 2. Take the first right onto Leith St/A900 3. At the roundabout, take the first exit towards Broughton St/B901 Continue to follow the B901 Go through 1 roundabout 4. Turn left into the Ferry Rd/A902 Continue to follow the A902 Go through 1 roundabout 5. Turn right at the Hillhouse Rd/A90 Continue to follow the A90 6. Continue on M90 7. At junction 10, exit toward A9/Stirling/Crianlarich/Inverness 8. Join the M90 9. At the roundabout, take the second exit for A9 Go through 1 roundabout 10. Turn right at the B9152 11. Turn left to stay on B9152 12. At the roundabout, take the third exit for B970 13. turn left 14. turn right Your destination will be on your left
BY AIR
Inverness Airport,
46.3miles/75km (1hour 8mins)
BY TRAIN

There is a main train station in Aviemore and regular trains from Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow, Inverness and even an overnight sleeper from London. Anyone looking to travel by train can make journeys from across the UK with Scotrail and East Coast Trains, using National Rail, Raileasy or Thetrainline.

There are numerous railway stations at the west of the park including the likes of Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge with trains between London’s Kings Cross and Inverness stopping off at Kingussie and Aviemore.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Kiteboarding 2 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The two day course is aimed at complete beginners with the 1st day the same as the 1 day lesson (above). The second day of this course goes on to cover more complex bodydragging techniques, board starts and continuous riding while keeping the power in the kite.100% practical and great as a weekend break.

Course duration: 12 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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215
During weekends the cost of the activity is 240€
Kitesurfing Lessons – Board Control, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at kitesurfers that have already had some kitesurfing lessons such as a 2 or 3 day course and would like some more tuition to master their board starts and controlled riding. The lesson is 100% practical and the whole time is spent with the board.

Course duration: 5 hours

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Kite Landboarding Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

All Equipment, including safety is supplied in the kite landboarding lessons:

Bring a study pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothing if it is cold.

Post lesson discount vouchers for equipment we offer are available.

Course duration: 4 hours

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Kitesurfing Coaching – Intermediate & Advanced, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

As well as beginner courses we also offer more advanced coaching sessions. Have you ever found that you come back from a session having just cruised up and down without trying out anything new? With an experienced coach by your side to push you and impart their knowledge to aid your progression you will improve quicker than expected! We run both intermediate and advanced coaching days.

Course duration: 3-4 hours

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Kitesurfing 1 Day Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The one day kitesurfing course is aimed at complete beginners and a great introduction to the sport. Initially learning the fundamentals and kite control whilst covering safety, site assessments, and kite set ups, then moving into the water for body dragging and self rescue techniques.The course is 90% practical and brilliant fun!!!

Course Duration: 6 hours total.

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Wave Surfing Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The huge benefit of stand up paddle surfing over regular surfing is that much smaller less steep waves are catchable before they break, and as the boards are much more stable it is easier to pick up. Additionally, as you start in a standing position, there is no popping up onto the SUP, while the paddle can be used for extra stability and drive on the wave.

Camber offers some for stand up paddle surfing with both small and big waves.

Course Duration: 2 hours

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63
Kitesurfing 5 Days – Zero to Hero Course, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Our zero to hero course takes you from a complete beginner to a confident kitesurfer able to continue the sport independently. The first 3 days cover a similar syllabus to the 1, 2 and 3 day kitesurfing courses (above) with the following 2 days moving on to advanced equipment tuning, detailed theory, board control in various conditions & freestyle techniques including basic jumps.

Course duration: 30 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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570
Kitesurfing 3 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The first two days of this course follow the same outline as the 1 and 2 day courses (above) and it then offers another full day on the board to really master the board start and go on to controlled edging, upwind riding and turns. If you’re keen to take up the sport we recommend the three day kitesurfing lesson as it gives the time to become confident and independent.

Course duration: 18 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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315
During weekends the cost of the activity is 365€
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, East England
/ Bedford, East England, United Kingdom

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Bedford, United Kingdom.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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590
SUP Introductory Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites

SUP equipment

Stance and Balance

Paddling styles

Paddle strokes & techniques

Board control & steering

Paddle and board stability

Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:

Course Duration: 2 hours

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63

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