Skiing

The Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival is an independent film festival screening some of the latest films for outdoor enthusiasts, whether they are climbers, skiers or snowboarders, kayakers, BASE jumpers or explorers.

Dates and films for the 2018 winter edition of Mountains on Stage have been announced, with five new cities and four new films over a total of fourteen dates in November and December.

Now in its 15th year, the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) has grown to be one of the most popular and dynamic events in Scotland’s outdoor adventure calendar, attracting more than 2,000 outdoo

Stories to prove that anything is possible are pivotal to the 12th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF) (6–8 February).

Scotland’s first ever consumer show devoted to great outdoors organised by the Scotsman with partners such as Rat Race Adventure Sports, Savage Skills and Sno!zone. Everything from cycling and offroading to snow and rock, from the simple joys of camping and walking to water sports and beyond.

The early snowfall (photos) that caused such havoc in Edinburgh over November and December has been a welcome boost to Scotland's winter sports centres. Nearly 15,000 skiers and snowboarders hit Scotland's slopes over the new year holiday weekend.

Following on from last week's avalanche warning for Arthur's Seat, members of the public are being warned against the dangers of some snowsport activities in Holyrood Park after  several incidents and injuries on the hill in the last week.

Snowboarders and skiers venturing out to the Pentlands hills and even Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park are being warned of the risk of avalanches.

The weather and the snow conditions at Scotland's five resorts have never compared favourably with the continent. A spate of mild Winters has even threatened to bankrupt the industry while periods of heavy snowfalls can be accompanied by high speed winds and poor visibility.

Scotland's 5 ski centres have been enjoying the recent wintry weather with some of the "best skiing in years."