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 backcountry, Skiing and Ski Touring and other Snowsports.

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Recent trip write-ups

  • 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

  • The Highland Line – Corrour Loch Ossian

    On the weekend of 17-19th January 2020 fifteen IBSC members made their way into Corrour for the annual ‘legendary’ Loch Ossian Scottish Youth Hostel Association club trip. About half came in from the

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    Glen Affric (Strawberry Cottage) – Trip 2, 15-17 Mar 2019

    Glen Affric 15-17th March 2019 One thing is certain about Scottish winters - they are unpredictable and 2018/19 seems to have been more so than most! After the Inver Croft weekend in February where the

  • Glen Affric (Strawberry Cottage) – Trip 1, 1-3 Mar 2019

    The depleted snow conditions were reflected in the number of club members who arrived at the Glen Affric car park on a calm but cloudy Friday night, namely Blair, Karen, Rachel, Alison, Andy, Adam and

  • Winter Skills day Decmber 2018

    Introductory winter skills with Inverness Backcountry Sports Club. December 16, 2018 nineonesix-guiding Last month I was asked by Nicola Jackson, a friend from Torridon Mountain Rescue Team to provide an introductory winter skills day for Inverness Backcountry

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Posted 6 days ago

I just looked at this picture with my new glasses on. I love Scottish skiing 🙂🤓 ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi all,

I'm graduating and moving from Sheffield to Inverness in late July for a job placement starting on the 3rd August for either 9 or 12 months. It would be great to live with climbers/mountaineers/fell runners etc if anyone is likely to have anywhere I might be able to join/flatshares/in need of a lodger. Ideally fully furnished and with people keen to get out!


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Posted 3 weeks ago

Just a little FYI that the gates at Glenmore are now open. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Being very fortunate to live on the doorstep of cairngorm I managed to load up the mountain bike with my touring kit and cycled from the house to mid station. A full report on my own facebook page. It was a tough cycle up the ski road but the snow is lovely. Proper granular spring snow. I met another tourer who had been for a much more comprehensive ski and report back was significant snow fields still available. I decide to stick to the easier Cas area for my first outing in two months. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Brrr typical early June conditions in the Cairngorms. -2 with winds gusting 50mph and heavy snow showers moving through
Perhaps someone exhibiting covid symptoms was wandering past the summit weather station at 6am 🤔
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