Is available on a first come first served basis until further notice
Open 10:00 - 5:00 daily
Loch Insh Ski School
We have taught skiing at the Centre and surrounding ski resorts since the business was founded by Clive Freshwater in 1969. Clive was the Chairman of BASI for 8 years in the 70’s. His son’s, Andrew Freshwater and Duncan Freshwater, are currently BASI trainers teaching instructors all over the world.
We draw on this knowledge to create the best Scottish skiing experience you can find. Instructors are mentored in-house to ensure our snowsports packages provide a first class experience.
Only Loch Insh offers the flexibility of choosing which resort we work at each day based on the forecast.
The Lecht is only an hour away and offers a safe environment for beginner to intermediate skiers. Cairngorm Mountain has the best beginner conditions when the wind is not too strong over the tops. In the event of both resorts being closed due to bad weather, we have the backup of our own 60m dry slope onsite at Loch Insh to fall back on.
For more information on courses available, please call our Beach team on 01540 651294.
Loch Insh Ski Hire
Hire your equipment from us and beat the queues up the hill.
Our ski hire is open 9:30 - 19:00 so we recommend getting your ski or board hire the night before so you can make an early start next morning. Cairngorm Mountain can get very busy from early on so hiring from us not only gives you piece of mind, it also saves you queuing.
We recommend you should aim to be at the Cairngorm car park by 8:15.
|1 Day Adult||£20|
|2 Day Adult||£38|
|3 Day Adult||£50|
|4 Day Adult||£60|
|5 Day Adult||£70|
|What to bring||Gloves
|Extras||Ski suit £10 per day|
"Such a good place to go. Not only was it a lot of fun but the instructors were so nice! 10/10 would definitely come back...even if I did leave with a few bumps and bruises!"
"One of the best weekends I've had in a long time. We will recommend to everyone and will definitely be back"
"I am writing to thank you for a great experience – the sailing is an experience I will never forget – the instructors helped me learn new skills – the food was great and our chalet rocked!"
“Thank you for the great time on our school trip, the staff are great at teaching and were really funny. I liked the BBQ, disco, and enjoyed the kayaking and mountain bikes – I had so much fun”
"Jonny, you and your team did an absolutely fabulous job on all fronts. The food was just magic, the housing, logistics, video, camping and dinner at Craigellachie and your choice of coaches. Along with the overall family welcome at Loch Insh, our trip could not have been more brilliant"
“We wanted to thank you in making our weekend so enjoyable, the hospitality was second to none. It was a weekend that we and the boys won’t forget”
“Just a note to thank all concerned for the first class service received for my daughter’s wedding, everybody commented on the outstanding service, setting and food. Many thanks, you all helped to make my day”
"Thank you very much for a lovely week. We enjoyed all the activities because you made them fun, the staff were very nice, our room was cosy and snug, the food was delicious and we had fun making our own packed lunches”
“Thank you sooooo much for letting me have a good time, the instructors were awesome and my favourite activity was everything!!!! A great experience – I am glad I went”
“Thank you very much for our week at Loch Insh where we had best instructor ever. The activities were amazing. I hope to come back soon - you are great!”
“I am writing to say thank you for such a great week, it has been very fun and exciting. I have done things that I thought I would never do in my whole life”
"My chalet was really nice and cosy! My favourite part of the chalet was the little loft that you could sleep in, and in the morning a couple of chickens came to the door; they were really cute and funny!"
"I enjoyed all the activities alot but have to say that windsurfing was the best, even though I was not good at it. My second favourite was skiing because my favourite instructor took us for that activity".
“Thank you for a fantastic week. The children have not stopped talking about it since”
“I wish to thank you and your staff for the wonderful time our pupils had at Loch Insh. It was a fantastic and challenging visit and I have nothing but praise for your team and facilities and have no hesitation in recommending your facilities to other schools”
“We really enjoyed our first visit and are looking forward to returning. The chalet photos on your website doesn’t do them justice”
“Children’s play areas are excellent and kept the youngsters amused for hours. Many thanks”
“Our first visit for 2 years and it has improved in every department. Well done, most impressive”
“Beautiful setting, friendly polite staff sailing. Thank you”
“An excellent meal, welcome and service – I would recommend and come again”
“The warmth was wonderful – consistently the best Restaurant of its type – keep it up”
“It has been a fantastic week – we have loved being here – would recommend it and will return”
“Lovely view from our chalet – wish we could have stayed longer – enjoyed the squirrel and birds feeding outside window - peaceful, relaxing break – thank you”
“Breakfast is absolutely wonderful – the setting is perfect – excellent value for money – we will be back”
“We think the whole set up is absolutely brilliant, the service and especially the food in the Restaurant – we stumbled on this by accident - you should advertise more as this is a top rate destination”