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



19th December 2014

Despite a promising start towards the biathlon range, the Clash is very marginal at the moment. 50% is probably ski-able by the determined with their own skis! The good news is that the Forestry commission have ensured that the contractors have left the forest and have re-instated all the trails. The trails are now open to skiers and we just need a bit more snow. Some was falling as our reconnaissance man left today! We will do our best to update the website over the Festivities, although reports will depend on people having the time to venture out and letting us know what they find.

Christmas Opening Hours


22nd December 9am – 4pm

23rd December 9am – 4pm

24th December 9am – 4pm

25th December CLOSED

26th December CLOSED

27th December 9am – 5pm

28th December 9am – 5pm

29th December 9am – 4pm

30th December 9am – 4pm

31st December 9am – 4pm

1st January CLOSED

2ndJanuary CLOSED

3rd January 9am – 5pm

4th January 9am – 5pm

Tubing available afternoons only, sessions at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm. Booking advised (01466) 794428



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