Alford Ski Centre
Find information about Alford Ski Centre:
View our prices and charges for skiing activities.
View our timetable for all activities.
We offer a number of ski holiday camps during the school holidays, catering for children aged 4 to 16 years and covering beginners, improvers or intermediates and introduction to race.
We offer all year round snowsports and tubing with a dedicated team of qualified and experienced snowsports instructors.
Skiing and snowboarding
We have all year round public sessions for skiers and snowboarders, private instruction for people who would like one-to-one instruction and also skiing parties.
Private instruction is available for skiing or snowboarding on most days throughout the year, with one hour private lessons for one or two people, or half hour junior private lessons for one or two people.
Skiing parties are one hour use of the slope and one hour use of the lounge afterwards. If any participants are non-skiers, a ski instructor is required and available for up to eight people.
In the interest of safety, all skiers and boarders during public sessions must be able to perform to our minimum standard, which is a controlled snow plough turns and stop for skiers and a falling leaf for boarders from the top of the main slope. Long trousers, long sleeves, gloves and helmets must be worn on the slope at all times.
Ski and snowboard lessons
We provide lessons for both juniors and adults. Ranging from first time beginners to more advanced riders.
In conjunction with Active Schools, we also offer regular weekday after school sessions.
We offer public tubing sessions and tubing parties at the ski centre.
Public sessions run most weekends and on weekdays during school holidays. We recommend you reserve tubes as we have a limited amount of them.
Tubing parties are pre-booked exclusive sessions. They are available on weekends, occasional term time weekdays and on weekdays during school holidays. A party includes the use of the slope for one hour and the use of the lounge for one hour afterwards.
We allow a maximum of 25 tubes at any one time and recommend no more than 25 participants per party.
Children can take part in tubing parties if they are able to walk and fit a helmet safety, younger children must sit in a tube with an adult. Children of all ages must be supervised at all times.
Additional Support Needs tubing
We also offer Additional Support Needs (ASN) tubing sessions. Please book in advance.
In conjunction with Active Schools in Aberdeenshire and Moray, we offer a range of weekday after school and Sunday sessions. Ranging from first time beginners to our Shredders junior coaching sessions.
We also host a number of events including a qualifier for the Grampian Primary Schools Summer Championships held in conjunction with the Grampian Schools Snowsports Association (GSSA).
Schools and community groups
We are able to cater for school or community groups either for ski lessons, snowboard lessons or tubing parties.
You can book our activities by downloading and completing the relevant application form:
- Ski lessons/Active Schools application form (pdf 302KB)
- Snowboarding/Active Schools application form (pdf 299KB)
- Tubing party application form (pdf 106KB)
Please send your completed form to the Alford Ski Centre.
Facilities available at this centre:
- 70 meter lubricated Dendix slope with Poma lift
- a dedicated 30 meter trainer slope with magic carpet lift
- flood-lit snowsports
- lounge area with table and chairs, fridge/freezer, kettle, hot water urn and a single hot plate