Myself and partner stayed at Glenmore Lodge for a 2 day winter skills course which included all meals during the course. The accommodation is nice and simple but comfortable with great showers and a nice bar with good food for days when your meals aren't covered by the course fee. From the moment you arrive the staff are very helpful and give you all the information you need in order to ensure you arrive on time and at the correct place for your briefings, meals and lectures. All of the food was very good and in plentiful supply so you don't need to worry about running low on energy out in the mountains.
The course itself is very well run and no expense is spared to ensure any items of equipment you would ever want to use are available to borrow for no cost (This is one of the main reasons we went with Glenmore Lodge for this course). Out in the mountains anything can happen with the weather but the instructors have seen it all and keep a close eye on everyone in the group to ensure they are learning and not struggling in what can be pretty hardcore wind, snow, rain.... etc etc. At the end of our course our instructor spent well over an hour with us discussing gear for a trip we hope to take in the coming months which added no end of value to our experience.
Over all we were very impressed and would highly recommend Glenmore Lodge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre located in the heart of Cairngorms National Park. Learn, develop or qualify in an adventure sport of your choice. Our goal is to inspire adventure by teaching beginners, coaching intermediate/advanced and delivering training and assessment courses for leaders and instructors.Our role is as a national resource to the outdoor industry and community. Whether you are an individual, company, freelancer or offical body, we are here for you.Unless stated, our UK residential courses are fully inclusive of instruction, accommodation the night before your course commences, full board and accommodation during the course, course transport & equipment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glenmore Lodge Aviemore, Scotland