Winter Skills Snowdonia

Our winter skills courses in Snowdonia are designed to help you have safer mountain journeys when snow and ice are present. Venturing out during winter brings different challenges to summer conditions. Not only does the weather tend to be more challenging but the physical demands are also greater. We will show you how to plan a winter's journey. what to wear and carry and how to navigate in winter whilst choosing safe routes. We will cover the use of crampons, ice axe and how to select winter clothing and equipment. You will learn about planning a winter walk, winter weather, and develop a good awareness of winter conditions and how they affect walkers on the mountains. Avalanche awareness will be a constant theme both in theory and practise. By the end of the course you will feel confident to have your own winter adventures!

Our winter skills courses in Snowdonia are normally based around the Carneddau, Glyderau or Snowdon massif mountain areas with the exact dates, location and itinerary reflecting the current weather and gound conditions.

Our one day courses have short notice dates that reflect the changing winter conditions in Snowdonia.

Our two day winter skills courses in Snowdonia normally align with more settled winter conditions where the snowpack is substantial and less likely to disappear overnight.

Here's what Iwan from Caernarfon thought of the one day winter skills course in Snowdonia:

"Great day out on the winter skills course and very informative. Much more confident tackling mountains in the winter and crampons and ice axe use. Highly recommend"

Winter Skills Snowdonia

Suitable For

  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Summer mountain walkers

Course Includes

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All technical equipment
  • Kit list and friendly advice
  • Group safety equipment
  • Qualified, insured and experienced instructor

Course Summary


Required Fitness

Course Length

1 day

Course Price


Course Ratio


Time Required

1 - 2 days


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Course Dates

Date Course Price

Booking & Payment Form

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Course Description

One day winter skills Snowdonia course dates - TBC

Two day winter skills Snowdonia course dates - TBC

Please contact us if our course dates don't match your calendar as we often arrange alternative dates or bespoke courses to reflect the current weather conditions.

Helmet, ice axe and crampon hire are included in the price. You will need your own winter boots.

Please contact us for advice if you are unsure.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course and you should have experience of summer mountain walking.

Note: All our staff live in Snowdonia, are qualified, insured, experienced and hold current first aid qualifications.

Course Schedule

  1. Meet and greet
  2. Discuss equipment, clothing, weather, emergency procedures and navigation. Avalanche awareness and planning of winter walking will also be covered.
  3. Correct fitting of crampons, introduction to ice axe and safety equipment for personal use.
  4. A journey into the winter mountain environment to put theory into practise.
  5. Return for debrief and course finishes around 5pm

All timings on the mountain are approximate.

Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.