Alpine Bikes, Scotland’s Bike Specialists is now the biggest independent cycle retailer in Scotland. Our staff are expertly trained in every aspect of cycling, whether you need suspension set up, a puncture fitting, bike fitting or a new bike for the kids. We offer a wide range of kit from brands including Specialized, Trek, Cube, Endura, Fox, POC, Dakine & Whyte. We live and breathe cycling, so whatever your aspirations, whatever your experience, we’ll help you take your cycling up a gear.
At Blues Ski, Scotland’s Ski Specialist, we’ve been providing the finest ski equipment for over 30 years, and we’ve been skiing on every continent. Whether you’re just starting out or pushing boundaries, heading for the Alps or staying close to home, we’ve got the knowledge, experience and passion to help you have the best time on the slopes. With collections from top brands including Fischer, Head, Rossignol, Black Crows, Norrona, Arc'teryx, Scott, Spyder & Kjus, whatever you ski, we’ve got you covered.
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Scotland's Bike Shop | Since 1989
Scotland's Ski Shop | Since 1977
Everything you need to know
In the right conditions, Scotland & the Cairngorms is one of the best places in Europe for ski touring. Our Aviemore store can provide all the kit & knowledge you need to break away from the piste and discover the joys of the back country.
We have a great range of equipment from leading manufacturers which will allow you to get out ski touring in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Plus, if you want to try out the latest kit we have a fantastic range from the leading brands, and highly experienced technicians to advise and set you up for a great day in the hills.
Give our Aviemore store a call on 01479 788 840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to our ski experts. We can then provide availability, costs, product & route advice, and get your booking confirmed.
See above for a list all our gear above and contact our Aviemore store to find out availability.
Once you collect your hire equipment you can go skiing anywhere in Scotland, though rental is charged per day so if you are travelling further afield you may need to hire over multiple days as equipment cannot be collected and returned outwith shop opening hours.
All equipment can be collected the evening before the hire, after 5pm, or in the morning of the hire from when the shop opens. All rental equipment must be returned to the shop before 5pm on the day of hire.
Our staff are exhaustively trained and have years of ski experience, plus we have an extensive service centre to ensure all kit is in top notch condition. We can discuss your requirements to ensure you get the kit you need.
Ski touring away from the piste presents more hazards so having a bit of mountain experience is certainly beneficial. Contact our team to discuss your requirements and we can provide less demanding routes and put you in contact with our partners (G2 Outdoors - https://www.g2outdoor.co.uk) who offer mountain safety and ski touring courses.
If you are a novice skier, it would be beneficial to get some lessons with a qualified instructor before diving into ski touring. Have a look at our training partners (https://www.g2outdoor.co.uk/) for details on how to get started with skiing.
The Cairngorms are a great place to start ski touring and our local experts can help with route advice to suit your abilities. You don’t need to seek out the toughest terrain to enjoy ski touring, and there are plenty of local routes that will put a smile on your face.
Ski touring provides the thrill of skiing with the joy of getting deep into the mountains, and is absolutely fantastic!
- Payment for rental must be made at time of booking.
- On pick up of rental equipment, valid photo ID must be presented as proof of identity, AND a credit card must be used as security against the full value of the rental.
- All rental is subject to availability.
- Should a client cancel 14 days or more before the hire date a full refund will be offered and the option of a rescheduled date will be given.
- Should a client cancel within 14 days, we reserve the right to offer no refund of the hire fee and not to offer an alternative date.
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