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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Hi everyone, this survey will have an impact on how all of the agencies involved in Snowsport touring develop future policy, training, provision of facilities and jointly work on various safety initiatives. Therefore please take a few minutes to fill it out as your views are key. Thank youWith interest and participation in backcountry and off-piste snowsports growing significantly over recent seasons, Mountaineering Scotland and Snowsport Scotland are working together alongside other key stakeholders including the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, Glenmore Lodge and Scottish Mountain Rescue as well as clubs and commercial providers to ensure we provide as much support to the sector as possible.As part of this process we would ask that anyone who either ALREADY PARTICIPATES in or WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE in backcountry snowsports to please complete the 2021 Backcountry Snowsports Survey. Last year we received over 500 returns, so this time round with a more comprehensive survey we’re hoping for an even larger response to help us gather invaluable data on participation, to obtain insight on your requirements and to capture your views on how best we can support Backcountry snowsports. To complete the survey CLICK HERE ... See MoreSee Less
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