Activity Camps & Retreats
Do you fancy learning to snowboard whilst making new friends and awesome memories?! If so then come and join us for a week of instruction with some good food and yoga at our relaxed glamping accommodation.
- 3 x 2 hour snowboard lessons (optional extra lesson on last day)
- Afternoon’s to practice your skills (optional extra day on last day)
- Fully catered glamping accommodation
- Evening workshops, yoga class and optional massage sessions
Do you fancy learning to snowboard whilst making new friends and awesome memories?!
This kind of snowboard camp has been very difficult to run, in the past, due to snow conditions being so inconsistent. But now, the ski centre’s have invested heavily in enough snow making equipment to cover the whole beginner’s area for the winter season.
You will arrive in Ballater on Monday afternoon and will be transferred to the Howe of Torbeg, your accommodation for the week. Think glamping pods in the most peaceful location, overlooking the countryside and river. Ideal for campfires, toasting marshmallows and getting to know your fellow snowboarders.
Here we will have a quick site induction and chat about the week ahead. In the evening we will have some introductions and a chat about snowboarding kit.
Each of the next 3 days, we will start the day with breakfast before heading up to the slopes. On the first day we will organise all your hire kit and then get you out on your first 2 hour lesson. After that we will break for lunch where we can either provide packed lunches or you can try out the café. After lunch you will have the choice to practice your new skills or head back to the accommodation to chill out.
We will have a selection of evening talks and classes, for example things like, kit buying advice, snowboard maintenance advice, yoga classes, stargazing and optional massage sessions. We highly recommend the yoga and massage sessions, they are great for sorting out those muscles when you are new to snowboarding!
All meals will be provided apart from on the last night where we will head out together for some apres. There are many good restaurants and bars to choose from!
Evening meals will be high carb style, warming dishes such as lasagne, curry and chilli. Of course we can cater for other options, allergies or intolerances – just let us know!
For breakfast each morning we will provide porridge, cereal, fruit, tea and coffee.
Friday is the last day and the choice is yours on how to spend it. If you are keen to get back on the snow then we can take you back up the hill for a full or half day depending on your departure time.
If you are all boarded out and up for some exploring, we can provide some great foodie and distillery tours. Or there are many other outdoor activities or wellbeing activities to choose from in the area. Don’t worry if you have a long journey home you can set off after breakfast. The day is yours to do what you like!
In the unlikely event that this hill is storm bound and we cannot make it to the ski centre then we will have a range of other activities on offer like, MTB, E-MTB, guided low level walks, paddle sports and even the chance for some winter wild swimming for those who desire! Or we can go on a food and drink tour and sample some of the excellent local produce in the area.
Please see T&C’s page for full booking conditions and cancellation policy.
Online booking coming soon, in the meantime please click “Book Now” to contact us.
4 Nights/5 Days
3x 2 hour snowboard lessons
3 Days of Lift passes
All kit Hire – board/boots/bindings & helmet
4 Nights Accommodation – pods sleeping 2 and shared facilities
Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals on all days apart from the last night where we will go out for a meal at individual expense
Evening classes and workshops, for example – kit buying advice, yoga, stargazing
Over 18’s only
Massages can be arranged with our expert masseuse, prices available on request
On the last day there is the option to head off early or revisit your favourite activities.
Also available for the last day are distillery tours, foodie tours, guided shopping trip on Royal Deeside or a range of outdoor and wellbeing activities.