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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

  • Big Ben – 19th April 2024

    Little Ben here summarising what was a fantastic weekend on Ben Nevis. The North Face of Ben Nevis is an exciting and wild place, and all too often the weather reflects that. I've been coming

  • Affric Magic 3 – March 8th 2024

    If you found yourself at the River Affric car park just before six o’clock on a Friday evening in early March you might have been surprised at the flurry of activity before you: a pickup

  • The Highland Line, Loch Ossian – 23rd February 2024

    Friday 23 February Club members assembled gradually over Friday afternoon into the evening, travelling from north and south along the West Highland Line. Arriving at the iconic Corrour Station, each party was greeted by a

  • Champage & Powder 2 – February 16th 2024

    10 hopeful skiers made the 30 minute offroad journey up to Glenuaig Lodge on Friday evening on the hunt for Champagne and powder…. A damp misty dawn revealed somewhat less powder than hoped for but

  • Affric Magic 1 – 9th February 2024

    Strawberry Cottage has been a favoruite venue for the club for many years now. The hut is owned by the An Teallach mountaineering club and has impressive amenities considering the remote location on the western

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