Alford Ski Centre

Find information about Alford Ski Centre: 

View our prices and charges for skiing activities.

Alford Ski Centre timetable

View our timetable for all activities

We offer a number of ski holiday camps during the school holidays, catering for children aged 4 to 16 years and covering beginners, improvers or intermediates and introduction to race. 

Our summer ski camps are running between 24th and 28th July and between 7th and 11th August. See timetable for more details. 

Activities

We offer all year round snowsports and tubing with a dedicated team of qualified and experienced snowsports instructors.

Skiing and snowboarding

We have all year round public sessions for skiers and snowboarders, private instruction for people who would like one-to-one instruction and also skiing parties.

Private instruction is available for skiing or snowboarding on most days throughout the year, with one hour private lessons for one or two people, or half hour junior private lessons for one or two people.

Skiing parties are one hour use of the slope and one hour use of the lounge afterwards. If any participants are non-skiers, a ski instructor is required and available for up to eight people.

In the interest of safety, all skiers and boarders during public sessions must be able to perform to our minimum standard, which is a controlled snow plough turns and stop for skiers and a falling leaf for boarders from the top of the main slope. Long trousers, long sleeves, gloves and helmets must be worn on the slope at all times.

Ski and snowboard lessons

We provide lessons for both juniors and adults. Ranging from first time beginners to more advanced riders.

In conjunction with Active Schools, we also offer regular weekday after school sessions.

Tubing

We offer public tubing sessions and tubing parties at the ski centre.

Public sessions

Public sessions run most weekends and on weekdays during school holidays. We recommend you reserve tubes as we have a limited amount of them.

Tubing parties

Tubing parties are pre-booked exclusive sessions. They are available on weekends, occasional term time weekdays and on weekdays during school holidays. A party includes the use of the slope for one hour and the use of the lounge for one hour afterwards.

We allow a maximum of 25 tubes at any one time and recommend no more than 25 participants per party. 

Children can take part in tubing parties if they are able to walk and fit a helmet safety, younger children must sit in a tube with an adult. Children of all ages must be supervised at all times.

Additional Support Needs tubing

We also offer Additional Support Needs (ASN) tubing sessions. Please book in advance. 

Active Schools programme

In conjunction with Active Schools in Aberdeenshire and Moray, we offer a range of weekday after school and Sunday sessions. Ranging from first time beginners to our Shredders junior coaching sessions.

We also host a number of events including a qualifier for the Grampian Primary Schools Summer Championships held in conjunction with the Grampian Schools Snowsports Association (GSSA).

Schools and community groups

We are able to cater for school or community groups either for ski lessons, snowboard lessons or tubing parties.

Bookings

You can book our activities by downloading and completing the relevant application form:

Please send your completed form to the Alford Ski Centre

Facilities

Facilities available at this centre: 

  • 70 meter lubricated Dendix slope with Poma lift
  • a dedicated 30 meter trainer slope with magic carpet lift
  • flood-lit snowsports
  • lounge area with table and chairs, fridge/freezer, kettle, hot water urn and a single hot plate

Contact 

Alford Ski Centre
Greystone Road
Alford
Aberdeenshire
AB33 8TY
Telephone: 01975 563024
Email: alford.skicentre@aberdeenshire.gov.uk 

Instructors

Our qualified and experienced snowsports instructors are:

Name Specialisations
Josef Tautscher Austrian Federal Ski Teacher (Landeslehrer)
IASI Level 3 Ski Teacher - International ISIA and IVSI Accreditation and Stamps
BASI Level 1 Adaptive Ski Instructor for Learning Difficulties and Visual Impairment
UKCP Level 2 Alpine Race Coach
Andrew Campbell BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor
Mary-Anne Campbell BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor
Neil Cameron BASI/SSS Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
Gail Ross BASI Level 2 Alpine Ski Instructor
UKCP Level 2 Alpine Race Coach
James Paxton BASI Level 2 Alpine Ski Instructor
UKCP Level 2 Alpine Race Coach
Gary Whatford BASI Level 3 Alpine Ski Instructor – International ISIA Stamp
UKCP Level 2 Alpine Race Coach
Emma McCombie BASI Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor
BASI Level 1 Adaptive Ski Instructor for Learning Difficulties and Visual Impairment
Kathleen Ray BASI Level 2 Alpine Ski Instructor
Graham Rae BASI Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor
Katie Jones BASI Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor
Fabrice Miralles Austrian Anwaerter Alpine Ski Instructor
Rhiannon Taylor BASI Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor
Level 1 Snowboard Instructor
Russel Bolton Alpine Ski Instructor

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