Peak Mountaineering Winter Accommodation


Aviemore YHA

We have deliberately kept the cost of our winter course accommodation separate from the course fee to give you as much flexibility as possible.  Some clients may choose to find somewhere to stay themselves, want to stay with friends or wish to pick a different standard of accommodation (we have some tried and tested ideas here).  

For others, part of the fun of coming on a winter holiday will be socialising with other participants and sharing evening tales of snowy adventures.

It is also really handy to have everyone under one roof as it allows us to run evening lectures to support the information instructors have given during the day.  It also makes it much easier to pass on key details so everyone can be ready promptly at the start of each day.

So, we run all Peak Mountaineering’s winter courses from a comfortable base at the Aviemore Youth Hostel and most clients choose to stay with us.  This is a modern hostel situated right in the centre of the village and it makes a good value option. The hostel has a good drying room, varied bedroom options to suit different budgets, a comfortable lounge, good parking and either full self catering facilities or the option to have meals provided by the staff.

It is situated on the main road and is only a 5 minute walk from the train station. There are also lots of other restaurants, outdoor shops and cafes in Aviemore plus a good sized Tesco supermarket.

If you decide to stay at the hostel all rooms can be booked online via the website here. The website also has detailed instructions on how to find the hostel. Please do be aware that there are two youth hostels in Aviemore and the other one is less practical if you don't have a vehicle as it is some distance from the village centre.

As Aviemore is a busy and thriving resort we urge you to arrange accommodation well in advance of your course date to avoid problems.

We do have some transport available in Aviemore but also often ask clients to assist with driving sometimes. It is useful for us to know if you will be travelling by car or by other transport. Also, please do let us know in advance if you have a car but aren’t happy to use it during your course. This will ensure we have factored this in to our planning.