DSUK @ Cairngorm

What to bring and directions for when you arrive at Cairngorm:

Please meet your instructor at the DSUK Offices, next to the Day Lodge, on Cairngorm Mountain. If the weather is cold or wet it is a good idea to bring warm and waterproof clothing too. There is a limited supply of clothing available at Cairngorm for loan. If you are standing up to ski, your instructor will get boots and skis fitted up in the office.  If you will be sitting to ski,your instructor will fit your equipment and explain where you will transfer to the sitski.  Everyone needs to wear a helmet for their ski lesson, and if anybody is coming skiing with you they will need to wear a helmet too.  Helmets are available to borrow from Cairngorm for no charge.
There is a disabled toilet in the office building at Cairngorm.  Lockers are available for personal possessions.
If you will require use of a hoist to transfer or to get changed, please let the office know when you are booking or email
If you will be sitting to ski, it would be helpfuul to bring a friend or family member with you who can help you load/unload the lift.  If you have any questions about this, please contact as we can often provide helpers with this.
Spectators can watch lessons from the cafĂ© or from certain places by the side of the slope – please ask your instructor where will be best to watch from.

Directions by car:

Please use the following address to search for directions:  CairnGorm Mountain, CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore, PH22 1RB

Or visit CairnGorm Mountain website for directions:

David Thomas is the ski school manager for DSUK at Cairngorm.  He has been teaching skiing since 2008 and working for DSUK since 2014, at the Cairngorm ski school as well as on activity weeks overseas.  He holds BASI adaptive level 2 and BASI alpine level 2 ski instruction qualifications.  

If you would like to get in touch to discuss skiing with DSUK at Cairngorm, please contact David via email: , 

To book and pay for lessons please call 0845 521 9338 or email