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Snowboarding in Glenshee, Aberdeenshire, Northeastern Scotland United Kingdom

Elevation:
Base: 2133ft / 650m, Top: 3478ft / 1060m
Max Vertical Descent:
1500ft /457m
Lifts:
22
Runs:
36
Uplift Capacity:
15,460 per hour
Scotland's largest ski resort is based in Aberdeenshire. Glenshee Ski Center covers 790 ha/7.9 km² and with its 22 lifts and 36 runs, it's the UK's largest snow-sports resort. Mountains’ altitude can reach up to 1245 m/4084 ft, so expect to find rough conditions with quite a few black runs.

Glenshee ski center offers extensive snowboarding facilities with beginner’s, steep, freestyle and alpine terrains. It’s ideal for complete beginners while it has enough to test even the most experienced rider. It offers some of the steepest runs -Tiger, Glas Maol and Carn Aosda- and the best freestyle terrain in Scotland.

Expect sudden weather changes and be aware of possible hill evacuation. Accommodation is not a problem as there are many places around where services are provided. There are also plenty of eateries dotted around so you will never be queuing too long for food or drink. Keep in mind that there is no winter bus service and the nearest rail station is Pitlochry, 52 km /32 mi away so you will probably have to go by car like most visitors do.

All in all, whether you want to lay out some big carves, throw some moves over the jumps or simply, catch some air or check out the sport for the first time, Glenshee has it all!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Dundee
43.3 mi / 69.68 km, 1 hour 16 mins
Follow the Meadowside to Victoria Rd/A929 0.2 miles / 52 sec Head northon Chapel Stto Meadowside 82 feet Take the first turning right at Meadowside 85 feet Turn left to stay on Meadowside 0.1 miles Follow the A923 to A93 43.1 miles / 1 hr. 15 minutes. Turn left at (n) Victoria Rd/A929 390 feet At the roundabout, take the first exit to N Marketgait/A991 Continue to follow the A991 0.2 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit to Lochee Rd/A923 Continue to follow the A923 Go through 5 roundabouts 13.6 miles Turn right in (v) A94 0.1 miles At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A94 0.1 miles At the roundabout, take the first exit towards Blairgowrie Rd/A923 Continue to follow the A923 4.3 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit to Gas Brae 374 feet Continue straight Wellmeadow 289 feet Continue straight Boat Brae/A93 0.2 miles Turn left at (n) Balmoral Rd/A93 Continue to follow the A93 5.4 miles Turn right to stay in (v) A93 Your destination will be on your left
BY CAR FROM Aberdeen
65.2 mi / 104.92 km, 1 hour 44 mins
Take the A944 , B9125 , B977 and A980 to A93 Head west on W North St to Littlejohn St 0.4 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit to Hutcheon St/A944 Continue to follow the A944 4.0 miles At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A944 Go through one roundabout 2.4 miles At the roundabout, take the first exit to B9119 0.4 miles At the roundabout, take the 1st exit Go through one roundabout 0.4 miles Continue straight B9119 0.3 miles At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit Go through one roundabout 2.5 miles Continue straight B9125 0.2 miles Turn left to stay on B9125 3.4 miles Continue to B977 3.7 miles Continue straight on to A980 3.8 miles Turn left to B993 0.9 miles Turn left at (v) B993 2.0 miles Turn right in (v) Old Military Rd/A93 Continue to follow the A93 14.9 miles Slight right to Pass of Ballater/B972 1.9 miles Turn right in (v) A93 Your destination will be on your right
BY CAR FROM Inverness
86.9 mi / 139.85 km, 2 hour 16 mins
Follow the B853 , B9006 and B9177 to A9 3.8 miles / 10 minutes. Head southeast on Castle St/B861 to View Pl Continue to follow the B861 0.2 miles Turn left at (v) Old Edinburgh Rd/B853 Continue to follow the B853 0.5 miles Turn left at (n) Damfield Rd/B853 Continue to follow the B853 0.5 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit towards 1/B9006 Continue to follow the B9006 Go through one roundabout 1.1 miles Turn right in (v) B9177 Go through one roundabout 1.4 miles Continue to A9 18.0 miles / 19 minutes. Turn left at (n) a938 9.1 miles / 15 minutes. Continue on A95 to Old Military Rd/A939 3.2 miles / 5 minutes. Turn left at (v) A95 Go through one roundabout 2.3 miles At the roundabout Spey Bridge Roundabout , take the 3rd exit and stay on A95 0.9 miles Follow the A939 to A93 52.9 miles / 1 hr. 27 minutes. Turn right in (v) Old Military Rd/A939 7.7 miles Turn right to stay in (v) Old Military Rd/A939 Continue to follow the A939 4.7 miles Turn left to stay on A939 0.3 miles Take the 2nd turning right to stay in (v) A939 11.7 miles Turn right to stay in (v) A939 6.0 miles The A939 turns slightly right and becomes B976 4.9 miles Turn right in (v) A93 Your destination will be on your right
BY AIR
Dundee Airport,
43.2 miles / 69.52 km
BY AIR
Aberdeen Airport,
64.4 miles / 103.64 km.
BY TRAIN

No rail station serving this spot.

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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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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
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 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
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
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€
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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65
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
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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112
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€