What’s On In Aberdeen: Winter Snowsport Activities

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Winter Snowsport Activities in Aberdeen

As January settles in, the long, cold days might seem a bit daunting. But fear not, because Aberdeen offers an array of thrilling winter snowsport activities to chase away the winter blues. Whether you’re a winter sports enthusiast or seeking something new, the Granite City and its surroundings have you covered.

Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports Centre

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Hit the Slopes at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre

Located in Garthdee, you’ll find an exciting winter sports hub, housing the only dry ski slope in Aberdeen, managed by Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports. This is where the snow seekers flock to hone their skiing and snowboarding skills or indulge in the sheer fun of tubing. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, the instructors cater to all levels, offering lessons that cater to your expertise. The centre also offers open public sessions if you just want to go along and have some fun and for those special occasions, you can even book a tubing party – a whole hour of tubing fun followed by food and cake in their Hobbit Hut!


Dry-Ski Centres in Aberdeenshire

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Snow tubing on offer in Aberdeenshire Ski Centres

For those craving the adrenaline rush of winter snowsports in the countryside, you only have to venture a bit further out of Aberdeen to discover the Nordic and Outdoor Centre in Huntly and the Alford Ski Centre. Both centres boast fantastic facilities for skiing, snowboarding and tubing enthusiasts. Moreover, the Huntly centre is Britain’s only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing and roller skiing.


Piste and Downhill Ski Slopes in Aberdeenshire

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Snowy Aberdeenshire slopes provide plenty of occasions to try out snowboarding skills

If you’re looking for more of an authentic skiing experience, head out of Royal Deeside towards the Caringorm Mountain Range. Here you’ll find two purpose-built ski centres – The Lecht 2090  and Glenshee, offering the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland. For novices, equipment and clothing can be hired on the day and if you’re not into snowsports, it’s still worthwhile taking a trip on the Chairlifts to enjoy the views.


Skating and Ice Hockey in Aberdeen

Ice Hockey at Linx Ice Arena in Aberdeen

Skate into action or be a spectator at an exhilarating Ice Hockey Match

If gliding over ice is more your style, then head over to the Linx Ice Arena in Aberdeen which offers ice skating lessons and public sessions as well as the chance to try out ice hockey. For spectators, ice hockey matches at the arena provide an electrifying atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a thrilling game and supporting one of the local teams – Aberdeen Lynx, Aberdeen North Stars or Aberdeen Predators.


Curling in Aberdeen

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Smooth as ice, tough as stone. Ready to glide into victory

For those seeking a unique winter sport, Curl Aberdeen offers the opportunity to try curling. Located west of the city, this is where enthusiasts gather to slide stones across the ice, mastering the art of precision and strategy in this intriguing sport. Don’t worry if you’re new to curling, the centre offers guidance and lessons to get you started.


As you plan your winter snowsport activities, remember to check each venue’s schedule and book in advance to secure your spot. Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports, Huntly Nordic Ski Centre, Alford Ski Centre, Glenshee, The Lecht, the Link Ice Arena, and Curl Aberdeen all offer various sessions and packages, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Consider exploring their websites for more details on timings, weather conditions, lessons, and availability.

Winter in Aberdeen doesn’t mean you have to hibernate! Wrap up in some warm clothing and dive into the excitement of snow sports and icy adventures across the Granite City and Aberdeenshire. Grab your gear, bring your enthusiasm, and set off on an action-packed winter adventure right here in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire!


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