Snow Shoeing is great fun. It changes floundering around in snow to a meaningful means of getting around. This break, which takes place in the Northern Cairngorms, is ideal for you if you wish to combine a couple of days in the magical Northern Cairngorms, with the challenge and fun of Snow Shoeing. The following is the probable itinerary, however, it may be affected by weather conditions at the time.
In the event that there is insufficient suitable snow in the area on your chosen dates, another activity will be offered, eg. walking in / on the smaller hills of the Cairngorms, Nordic Walking in the forest trail network.
The use of snow shoes and walking poles is included in the cost of your break. It is essential that you provide us with your weight (wearing outdoor gear and carrying a day sack) and boot size at the earliest opportunity.
If you are short of any other items, it may be possible to hire from us. See the equipment hire form included with your booking confirmation for details. If you need to hire boots we would recommend sending the form to us with your payment as soon as possible as only a limited number of each size are available and there is often a high demand for 4 season boots.
This can be reached by car along the B970 from Aviemore, or by bus or taxi from the railway station.
Day 1: After we have checked into our accommodation, there will be a short briefing about the next couple of days, followed by a talk on equipment, kitting ourselves out, and the plan for the next day.
Days 2-3: This day will be spent familiarising ourselves with our 'big feet' and undertaking a couple of short walks. Return to the hostel in the late afternoon for cake and hot chocolate.
Day 3: Head off, equipped for a full day out, for a longer walk perhaps to a mountain shelter, up a wee hill or deep into the forest. We return to Cairngorm Lodge to debrief (while consuming more cake and hot chocolate) ending at about 16.30.
Snow Shoeing Break: Accommodation
2 nights hostel accommodation at Cairngorm Lodge SYHA hostel overlooking Loch Morlich in Glenmore. Accommodation is usually in single sex dormitories. Private rooms may be available for families and small groups if booked well in advance.
Snow Shoeing Break: Meals
No meals are included in the price. However, the hostel provides the following meals service and these can be booked on arrival.
Continental Breakfast: £4.50
Cooked Breakfast: £6.00
Packed Lunch: £5.50
Dinner - 2 course: £9.95
Dinner - 1 course: £7.00
The alternative is to prepare your own meals in the well equipped self catering kitchen. Cairngorm Lodge has an alcohol sales licence and a small selection of beers and wines are available to residents.