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Mountain Snowsports Performance and Leader Training

Qualify LEVEL | 6 day(s) | Ratio 1:4


The assessment looks at the skills of leading groups on ski/split-board tours in UK Mountain environments. These journeys may include the planned use of mountaineering equipment (rope; axe; crampons) within the context of a ski/board tour.

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Further to your Backcountry Leader Award, your tutor will need to see evidence of 20 Additional Quality Mountain Days Ski Touring and 10 Steeper Descents requiring ski and mountain techniques. This will be signed and verified by the tutor.

In addition to the above before licensing candidates must also demonstrate evidence of a valid first aid certificate, child protection, enhanced DBS for SSE and SSW licensing, the lower award.

The training will be delivered within the mountains of the Scottish Highlands and will be comprised of a mix of theoretical and practical training. Candidates should attend with a good level of fitness and technique so that they can complete back to back day tours within the UK Mountain environment.


Over the course of the 6-day Performance and Leader Training we will aim to cover as many areas of the syllabus as possible, conditions and weather dependent. The main underlying themes will be ski/board performance and technique, movements skills using axe and crampons, ropework skills, avalanche awareness and avoidance knowledge and skills.

See below for the Mountain Snowsports Performance Training syllabus.

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