Most of us who grew up in the area learnt to ski through the farmers fields to catch the bus for school. School “snow days” were an absolute joy and nothing would stop us getting out there to embrace the wild weather and rugged landscape. It was, and is, part of our culture. With 2 ski centres nearby we delight in escaping to the slopes whenever possible. These days we’re a little more prepared! With the upsurge in rural tourism the Cairngorms now offer a new rural discipline of guides who can help you navigate the terrain.