Recreational Skiing is usually available whenever the Centre is open. Centre staff will fit you with skis, boots and poles, show you the all-weather tracks and explain the basics of starting to ski cross-country. Skiing takes place on the undulating trails (not the downhill mat) in the picturesque Hill o' Haugh area by the River Deveron. Classic cross-country technique can be described as a run with a glide and is an aerobic activity using a similar energy level to a gentle jog at beginner level. Photo
Photo Rollerskiing is the no-snow option if learning the skate, or freestyle, technique for cross-country skiing. Skiing takes place on our 800m of purpose-built tarmac tracks. Rollerskis are more difficult to control than traditional skis, have no brakes and are used on tarmac. Therefore, rollerskis are only hired out to the public after tuition or an assessment of competency (if you have already used them). Private tuition is available by prior arrangement and courses are run for 8 - 16yr olds during the Easter and Summer holidays.
Tubing sessions are run on most Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm. These sessions also run on most weekdays during school holidays (please note that we use our local Aberdeenshire school holiday dates). Tubing is somewhat like sledging, involving sitting in a casing containing a large innertube and sliding down the downhill mat. This mat is 30m x 6m at an angle of 14 degrees, equivalent to an alpine nursery slope. We do advise that you phone to check availability before travelling any distance and that you consider booking your session to avoid disappointment.  

Recreational skiing , Rollerskiing, and Tubing