Welcome to Inverness Backcountry Snowsports Club.
The IBSC aims to be an all round snowsports club for all ages with a particular focus on backcountry skiing, ski touring and other backcountry snowsports. Snowboarders are welcome. A range of activities is organised throughout the skiing season to cater for all abilities. The broad aim of the club is to provide a forum to meet, share interests, enjoy and develop skills in back countrySkiing and Ski Touring and other Snowsports.
We do welcome beginners and we hope that those new learn from those more experienced. Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meets to see what the Club is all about and after that they should join. If you are unsure about back country please read New to backcountry article and A day out on the hill.
Membership cost £20 per year with discounts for families, seniors and younger people.
Our Programme is full of exciting activities which should take us to different places. We also have an active membership who get out on the hills whenever conditions allow.
The programme for the coming season will appear here in the autumn.
Inverness Backcountry SnowSports Club – Programme 2015-2016
Club Spòrs-sneachda Cùl-Tìre Inbhir Nis – Prògram 2015-2016
Have a look at some pictures from last season at the IBSC Blog.
The club programme for winter 2015-2016 is below. With the nature of exciting Scottish weather some of these may change and an alternative venue or activity take place. An organiser is allocated to each event and those interested in joining a trip should register their names using the form at the bottom of each event page. This is so we have an idea of numbers.
Use the list on the right hand side of this page to access more information on each meet/event.
For social events such as the season opener and finale, just turn up!
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for impromptu pub meets and night touring.
The programme attempts to cater for a variety of interests and includes day tours, night tours, overnights and weekends. We hope you will enjoy it.
You must be able to ski or board to come on Club trips, events and outings. We say this for everyones' safety and to avoid the situation of someone arriving at the top of a slope without the ability to descend it in control. The Club does not provide ski instruction.
IBSC trips are not guided or led by instructors. Each participant is responsible for their own safety and we all look after ourselves. That said, we pool skills and resources so that those new to back country action are able to come out with the support of those more experienced. Club trips are 'group efforts' and obviously we look out for each other. However, given how quickly you can get places on skis and how fast the weather can change being able to look after yourself if you get misplaced on the hill is very important.
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