Lagganlia is in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and only a short distance from Cairngorm Mountain and the Lecht Snowsport Resorts. We have an artificial slope and equipment hire shop. Ratios are based on groups of eight to one instructor, we believe this to be the optimal ratio for groups, to safely learn quickly and most importantly have fun.
We run lessons on the mountains all winter and deliver various programmes on our artificial slope. Outdoor learning courses at Lagganlia include instruction, transport, and equipment hire. We will organise ski passes for you, these are chargeable separately.
Lagganlia artificial slope has a state of the art surface called ProSno. The mat itself has two different height bristles. The longer hairs mean that skis and boards have less surface contact when flat allowing them to travel faster, but better grip and edge control when in connection with the lower height bristles making even carving easier.
We hire the slope out to various users and host instructor courses. It is an excellent alternative when the Scottish mountains are storm bound. Our ski slope is on the grounds of the centre in the shelter of the Caledonian pine forest. We can offer an enormous variety of adventures and expeditions to satisfy your love of winter sports from the more traditional skiing alpine and Nordic and Snowshoe expeditions to snowboarding and ice climbing.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their propulsion to move across snow covered terrain. Cross country skiing is popular as a sport and recreational activity. However, some still use it as a means of transportation. Lagganlia grounds and local forest trails are ideal for winter cross-country skiing.
Snowboarding involves you wearing special boots, with your feet then mounted onto a board as you descend a slope covered in snow. It might sound difficult, but you can pick up the basics quickly with the right instruction. Snowboarding will give you an adrenaline rush of speed, and you can learn how to do tricks. Our on-site dry ski slope is available with equipment hire and instructors. The Cairngorm mountain and the Lecht are close by for winter snowboarding slopes.