Welcome to Inverness Backcountry Snowsports Club

The IBSC is an all round mountain sports club with a particular focus on backcountry skiing, ski touring and other backcountry snowsports. Snowboarders, splitboarders and kite skiers are all welcome alongside members who traditionally stick to alpine touring kit or tele skiing kit . A range of activities is organised throughout the winter to cater for all abilities although it is expected members will already have reasonable ski ability.

The club aims to provide a forum to meet, share interests, enjoy and develop skills in backcountry skiing, ski touring, ski mountaineering and other wintersports including ice climbing and hill walking.

In the summer the club is growing its activities reflecting the huge range of existing member interests which span hill walking, paddlesports, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, surfing, wild water swimming, mountain running and high level camping. A full summer programme of events will in future feature alongside the long established wintersports calendar.

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Recent trip write-ups

  • 23rd Jan 2021: Tree skiing in Cairngorms powder

    Mid-January saw the Northern Cairngorms and many other parts of Scotland plastered with a fresh deep layer of powder snow. This new snow had fallen on top of what was already an unusually good snow

  • First descents 3rd November 2020

    As October arrives and winter starts tantalising with a few days of cooler weather with transient snow on the tops the fomo levels start building. Social media channels wake up to the fact that winter

  • A winter ski camp on The Saddle, Wester Ross , March 2020

    The pandemic was clearly heading our way and by early March the never ending newsreel of events beat an ever more frightening tone. At the same time ski conditions were rapidly reaching peak perfection across

  • Carn Liath end to end 3rd March 2020

    With winter now showing its best face this midweek day trip was pulled together for those members able to take a midweek day off  and in doing so take advantage of the stellar conditions. The

  • Looking towards the Cuillin - A Archibold

    Mammut Club Day Trips

    The following article was originally written by Al Todd for Mammut and covers two club day trips from February 2020 Situated off the north western edge of Europe, Scotland is a storm

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IBSC Day Trip Braeriach this Sat 3rd AprilA few spaces still leftSign up via club website!event/2021/4/3/braeriach-day-tripPLEASE NOTE GRADING E3/S2+/M2Guidance on what this means: is not an easy day trip. You MUST have a serviceable, rideable mountain bike to cycle from Coylum Bridge up Glen Einich, with ski carry on your back, aided by panniers/ bike carry where able- preferably you will have done this before.The intention is to skin up the infamous Escalator onto Braeriach, where there will be numerous ski options depending on conditions on the day. Conditions looking favourable, ski crampons a must for potential ice on the Escalator, plus ice axe/boot crampons for those who are more comfortable hiking up icy ascents.Sign-up CLOSES Thursday 7pm so if you're keen to join please sign-up now via club website- all further info there.Still plenty of snow Cairngorms above 900mWith winter conditions set for another few weeks, there may well still be more IBSC Day Trips coming up in the next few weeks according to demand- watch this space! If you're thinking of less demanding ski touring this Easter weekend- enjoy wherever you go or decide to do- plenty of snow still to be enjoyed with great cover on the Plateau 😃Safe skiingIBSC ... See MoreSee Less
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IBSC Club Day Trip Cairngorm 27.03.2021- four club members enjoyed cycling up to Ciste car park for an ascent up Coire na Ciste, enjoying some soft snow before the winds picked up for a run down towards Loch Avon, then skin back up to Marquis' well before a cracking descent of the Ciste gulley. Good to get out for the 1st club trip of season finally- even some sun and great cover still above 800m in Cairngorms! ... See MoreSee Less
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KIT FOR SALEHi everyone. Please use this thread for selling ski related items and reply in thread or personal message the seller. Many thanks.You must be a current member of IBSC to post or sell items on this page 😀🏂⛷ ... See MoreSee Less
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