Our Aviemore store stocks equipment and clothing for skiers and snowboarders (September to April). Nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms, the shop is only a 10 minute drive away from Cairngorm Mountain’s ski slopes, which is where most of the staff spend their days off. They also offer an extensive equipment hire service, so if you need information about the local area, or need to hire any skiing, boarding or mountain equipment, drop in or give them a call.


    • Andrew Forwood

      Snowboarding Expert

      Store: AVIEMORE

      Aviemore local Andrew is one our most accomplished Snowboard Experts. Sponsored by TSA and Artec Snowboards, Andrew has been riding for eleven years, is a BASI instructor, is a regular on our annual Board Test and is on the British Freestyle Team, making him a veritable font of all snowboarding knowledge!

      Andrew began snowboarding at with his local snowboard club and soon found himself competing. In 2009 Andrew medalled Gold and Bronze in the British Championships Slopestyle in Laax, Switzerland, and will be competing at the Brits again in 2013.

      Andrew is also one of our gadget experts. As the focus of many snowboard edits, he is a source of enlightenment when it comes to all manner of cameras and filming, and he has plenty of experience in the field with our array of GPS devices and backcountry equipment.

      Favourite Destination:

      Laax, Switzerland. "Laax just caters for everything. It has 4 parks, so it’s a freestyle Mecca, and the terrain is just awesome."


      • "After my recent experience at your Aviemore store, I felt I had to write and offer my sincere appreciation to Andrew who really helped us out. I had a problem which I felt sure would ruin our holiday, but with Andrew's assistance, with my wife's snowboard, we were able to carry on and only missed a single day. Andrew's significant expertise and experience meant that the problem was resolved quickly and with minimal issue. I have long been a fan of Ellis Brigham, but the assistance provided on this occasion was really exceptional and I felt the need to pass on my appreciation."