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Descent from Carn na Caim, Drumochter

The club has several keen skiers (and even a few snowboarders!) and in winter we are often heading out on the hills for some fun on the powder (or slush/ice)!

As well as making use of the downhill facilities at GlensheeCairngorm, etc some of us also like to head off piste for ski touring and ski mountaineering.

Off-piste & Backcountry Skiing

Skiing away from the resorts and the crowds is great fun - enjoying the unspoilt mountain scenery, getting the mountain all to yourself, and enjoying the sense of adventure from skiing in new places and finding the best lines down the hill.

Climbing hills on skis can be a lot easier than trudging through deep snow too - and afterwards you get to ski all the way down in minutes - often seeing far more wildlife than when walking due to your faster speed and quieter movement.

DMC has several backcountry skiers with a variety of experience so whether you're an experienced ski-tourer wanting to bag some more Munros on skis, or whether you're thinking of making your first forays off the piste, you should find others who want to join you through our club.

If you're interested in getting into ski touring but don't have the kit, it can be rented from places like the Ancrum Centre and Braemar Mountain Sports.

Trips Abroad

As well as skiing here in Scotland, several of us also enjoy trips abroad to the Alps for backcountry skiing, ski touring, and also resort skiing, or to Norway for hut-to-hut nordic skiing. These trips are often joining instructional groups where we build our off piste ski skills with the benefit of professional instruction, whilst having a great time skiing spectacular untracked backcountry terrain. The video below shows an off piste descent by several DMC members in Sainte Foy in the French Alps.

Cross-country skiing,
Loch Morlich

Cross-country skiing

The club also does cross-country skiing from time to time, in places such as the Clashindarroch ski trails near Huntly, Glenmore Forest near Aviemore, the Slochd ski trails near Carrbridge, or even around Camperdown Park in Dundee (when conditions allow!)

Again, equipment is often rented, typically from places like the Ancrum Centre, the Glenmore Shop.

Meet Reports

To see more of what we do, here are some examples of previous skiing trips we've done (in the full range of conditions from beautiful sunshine to gales and spindrift!) browse our recent meet reports and list of previous meets.