Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre is Britain's only purpose-built all-weather facility for cross-country skiing, providing tuition at all levels from novice to elite. The facility is run by Aberdeenshire Council and was upgraded with grants from the Big Lottery in 2004.

Picture of skier on the dry mat
Huntly Nordic & Outdoor Centre is a wooden lodge in a delightful setting, with 400m of all-weather classic mat, 30m x 6m downhill matting and 800m of tarmac rollerski track. We use high level forest trails in the Clashindarroch Forest, 13 miles from the centre, when we have snow (see conditions on right).
When there is good snow cover, skis are available to hire by the day. When we have no snow you can try skiing on our all weather tracks, tubing on our downhill mat, or hire a bike for the day to explore the local roads and forests. The inside of the centre

About the Centre



2nd November 2014

Time to prepare for the coming season, which will hopefully be better than last year! Off to get my snow tyres on and dust off the ski kit.To get you on your way, OPEN DAY is on Sunday 2nd November, here at the Centre, from10-4. There will be free taster sessions with Ski Club instructors, so you can try skiing on the mats, rollerskiing (8yrs+) and downhill skills for cross-country. There is a BBQ in aid of Ski Club funds from 12, and a sale of our ex-rental kit from 10am.


Tubing sessions

Tubing in hourly sessions at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm most Saturdays and Sundays and weekdays during school holidays, booking advised. £6.35 adults, £5.00 juniors for 1hr session.

Recreational Skiing and Bike Hire

Recreational skiing on the mats available at most times during opening hours £8.15 adults, £4.10 juniors. Bike hire is available by the day (£16.10 per bike) whenever the Centre is open (half day from 1pm £12.30 subject to availability).

Opening Hours

9.00-16:00 Monday

9.00-16:00 Tuesday

9.00-16:00 Friday

9.00-17.00 weekends