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Adventure Badaguish Spring

Ski Scotland: The Snow Must Go On!

LOCATION
Aviemore, Scotland

Date
March 12th - March 19th 2022

DURATION
8 Days All Inclusive

GROUP SIZE
12 - 16

MEETING POINT
Edge Adventures, Musselburgh

ACCOMMODATION
Badaguish Forest Lodges

PREREQUISITES 
Prepared To Learn To Ski - Absolute Beginners Welcome

Ski Scotland: The Snow Must Go On!

From: £1,850.00

Available!

Learn To Ski with Edge Adventures in March 2022

Learn to Ski! We believe that all people have the right to access the unique physical, mental, and social benefits of snowsports, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

Skiing in The Highlands with Edge Adventures

8 Days all inclusive, includes 4-half days of skiing tuition with Disability Snowsport UK

Try Skiing with Edge Adventures in March 2022

Specialist support to build your skills and unlock your confidence

Your adventure package includes


  • 8-days/7-nights staying in a shared room within a Forest Lodge at Badaguish
  • Private minibus transport, including travel to and from your trip
  • 4-half-day skiing lessons delivered by DSUK (dependent on conditions snow/dry-slope)
  • 1-day cycling (trikes, bikes and tandems) with Able 2 Adventures
  • 1-half-day quad biking with Quad Treks Aviemore
  • All meals will be prepared and cooked on site by our own private chef from 305
  • 24/7 specialist support workers from Edge Autism

Badaguish Forest Lodges, Aviemore

Badaguish is a place where you can explore and develop new and exciting skills in safety, amidst the beautiful forest and mountain scenery of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. 

Accommodation includes a large, accessible, comfortably furnished open plan area, satellite TV and DVD player, fully equipped kitchen, 6-bedrooms, 5 bathrooms over 2 floors.

Travel in Style with Edge Adventures

Travel 

Depart Saturday 12th March 2022

  • Depart: Edge, Musselburgh 11.30
  • Arrive: Aviemore 15.00

Return Saturday 19th March 2022

  • Depart: Aviemore 10.00
  • Arrive: Edge, Musselburgh 13.30

**Self-travel to Edge Adventures is essential

Itinerary


Aviemore is a year round destination with snowsports being the popular winter activity. Badaguish Forest Lodges are our official partners and you will be staying in a magnificent 12-bed lodge, with exclusive use of the activity hall, and access to their dedicated sports arena and old bothy BBQ hut - a great place to cook marshmallows over an open fire. Activities include skiing, tubing, cycling and quad-biking on this adventure.  

Come join us in the stunning Cairngorms.

Day 1

Arrival Day - Saturday

Your highland adventure begins. Meet your staff at Edge in Musselburgh, load up the buses and head off to your Aviemore Lodge. All that’s left to do today is settle in, get to know your fellow adventurers, grab some dinner and get ready for the exciting adventures ahead.

Day 2

Snow Day - Sunday

You will be skiing (learning to ski) in your teams. One team will go out in the AM and one in the PM. The first day is all about meeting your instructors, discussing ability. DSUK will decide whether we ski on snow or on the dry slope, depending entirely on the Scottish weather.

The Cairngorm Mountain resort is located on Scotlands’ 6th highest mountain offering unforgettable snow sports and picturesque panoramic views.

Lessons: you will receive one lesson per day either in the morning or afternoon (depending on your team). Lessons will last approximately two hours and will be provided by DSUK Instructors. There are a limited number of snowboarding instructors, so if you would like to snowboard please highlight this at the time of booking with Edge Adventures.

All participants will be working towards their 'UK Snowlife Ski Awards', starting in the Green Zone (if it's your first time) or working on Blue Zones and upwards (if you have been to Edge Ski Club** or have ski experience).

Edge Ski Club runs in 6-session blocks throughout the year at Hillend.

Day 3

Monday - Skiing Half-day

You will continue to work towards your certificates while having an absolute laugh with the gang. If conditions allow you will be on snow, either the real thing or snow made on the mountain. You will be working on snow-ploughing, skiing on short ski runs, controlling your speed and much more.

  • If you are in the morning team - you get the afternoon off to go shopping in Aviemore, walking in Glenmore Forest, or putting your feet up and resting your muscles
  • If you are in the afternoon team - sleep in, take a leisurely shower, enjoy a cooked breakfast, we don’t need you on the slopes until 1pm

Day 4

Cycling - Tuesday

The Cairngorms has an incredible network of trails, right on our doorstep at Badaguish. Do not worry if you cannot ride a 2-wheel bicycle, Able 2 Adventure has mountain trikes, tandems and hand cycles. We will visit the famous Loch an Eileen or ride into a mountain bothy on your trike at Ryvoan Pass.

This will be an active day, but there will be lots of stopping to check out the scenery - this is not a race. We will have a picnic en-route (supplied by Kenny from 305). There are a number of accessible toilets that can be planned into your ride on route or can act as the start/finish point. Instructors are trained in track side repairs and are Level 2 Mountain Bike Trail Leaders.

Day 5

Wednesday - Skiing Half-day

You will continue to work towards your certificates today - this is the 2nd last day skiing, so use everything you've got. If conditions allow you will be on snow, either the real thing or snow made on the mountain.

The Last two days, the teams will swap.

  • If you are in the morning team - you get the afternoon off to go shopping in Aviemore, walking in Glenmore Forest, or putting your feet up and resting your muscles
  • If you are in the afternoon team - sleep in, take a leisurely shower, enjoy a cooked breakfast, we don’t need you on the slopes until 1pm.

Day 6

Thursday - Skiing Half-day

Last ski day. If conditions allow you will be on snow, either the real thing or snow made on the mountain.

CEREMONY DAY - Be presented with your certificate at 4.30pm in a private ceremony at DSUK HQ.

  • If you are in the morning team - you get the afternoon off to go shopping in Aviemore, walking in Glenmore Forest, or putting your feet up and resting your muscles
  • If you are in the afternoon team - sleep in, take a leisurely shower, enjoy a cooked breakfast, we don’t need you on the slopes until 1pm.

Day 7

Quad Biking

Hairy coos and possibly red squirrels!

Join us for an inspiring outdoor adventure. Our quad bike treks follow a network of tracks and off-road trails through the magnificent ancient pine woodland and across the heather moorland of this traditional Highland estate with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Look out for the estate’s herd of long-horned Highland cows with the chance of seeing wild deer and other local wildlife along the way. The treks are led by experienced and fully trained professional guides who are happy to stop at particularly impressive viewpoints and indicate areas of special interest. There are plenty of photo opportunities – don’t forget to bring a camera! There will be a 10.30am and a 1.30pm treks - you will be taken out in your group.

Day 8

Saturday (That's it folks)

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Load the bus and head home after breakfast.

What's included


ACCOMMODATION

Badaguish Forest Lodges
Accommodation in twin rooms: Maximum occupancy: 2 Adults **This may change dependent on final numbers

All bedding is included

TRAVEL

By private minibus, in your allocated teams

GUIDES

Experienced instructors for all outdoor activities

EQUIPMENT

All outdoor equipment, including skis, boots, poles and helmets are provided. Please let Edge know at time of booking if you intend to bring your own ski equipment.

MEALS

ALL food - breakfasts, lunches, dinner and snacks.

Our personal caterer from 305 can discuss any specific sensitivities or needs prior to leaving home. There will be a tuck shop supplied by 305, if you would like to buy snacks and drinks that are not included in your meal plans. 

SUPPORT STAFF

Edge Autism staffing for EIGHT days (Staff will be available 9.00am - 10.00pm every day) A Senior Manager will be on every trip and will be available 10.00 - 4.00pm Mon-Fri. 24/7 cover - travellers must be able to self-care overnight - staff are on hand in separate accommodation if required 1:3 staff ratio as standard, please discuss with Edge at time of booking if this is not sufficient.

What's not included


NOT INCLUDED IN COST

PERSONAL EXPENSES
You must have your own spending money.

INSURANCE
We would encourage you to have your own travel insurance

COVID-19 DOCUMENTATION
As required under UK law at the time of booking – we will advise you of all changes to ensure you stay up to date.

Kit List


ESSENTIAL KIT ITEMS

Everyone packs for their adventures differently but as a guide we would recommend you pack "light" and you use a website like:

https://www.holidaypackinglist.com/

Remember - we will be on snow (a lot) make sure you have plenty of warm, layers and waterproof clothing, including hats, gloves and scarves.

You will need to bring towels (bedding is included but not towels)

Aviemore is a bustling town and if you do forget anything, there are lots of places to buy what you need.

We are happy to help if you need more information - just call our booking team on 0131 285 8930.

Try Skiing with Edge Adventures in March 2022

Want to join us in Aviemore?

Come with us, meet new friends and join the adventure at Badaguish!

You can book online or get in touch with our team who will be happy to chat through any questions you might have

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