Our Braemar store originally opened in 1986 hiring out cross-country skis and now offers everything from summer walking product and outerwear to alpine & nordic ski touring equipment.

We now have three stores which are located in BraemarBallater and Aviemore, either side of the Cairngorm National Park.  

The Team is made up of Outdoor & Industry Professionals with a passion for alpine and nordic touring, climbing and cycling and a general love of the outdoors.

We are a real bricks and mortar store with over 40 years experience and a wealth of product knowledge. 

5 Invercauld Road Braemar AB35 5YP

Braemar Mountain Sports

About Us

Braemar Mountain Sports Ltd has three stores located in BraemarBallater and Aviemore, either side of the Cairngorm National Park, with it's Team of Outdoor & Industry Professionals, many in the local Mountain Rescue Team.

We specialise in climbing, telemark, alpine and nordic touring equipment.

Friendly, knowledgable and with well over 40 years experience.

The Braemar store originally opened in 1986  hiring out cross-country skis in winter and bikes in summer and quickly started offering everything from summer walking product and outerwear to alpine & nordic ski touring equipment.

The business moved into it's current purpose built premises on Invercauld Road some 25 years ago. Having introduced many people to cross country skiing and ski touring in the early years, we continue to widen our ranges of both equipment and clothing, with the addition in 2017 of a dedicated country wear department in our Braemar store.

Our reputation over the past 35 years has been built on a carefully selected stock of winter backcountry access equipment and clothing, as well as knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff who are happy to recommend the most suitable products for customers trips. 

All stores provide a relaxed and welcoming environment in which customers can browse around whilst dreaming of their next adventure.  The Bothy next to The Outdoor Store in Ballater provides coffee and cake to take the weight off your feet whilst you continue your shopping. A more recent addition in 2014 at our Braemar Mountain Sports store includes the excellent Bothy Braemar, for similar refuelling whilst checking out the ever expanding range in the shop.  And whilst in our Aviemore store Cairngorm Mountain Sports you can pause and take a break in the Mountain Café above our Aviemore store.

Although all shops carry similar stock, Braemar is the first  point of contact for mail order and equipment hire, while Aviemore has a wide selection of specialist climbing equipment and ice tools.  Both these stores offer a specialist boot-fitting service. The Outdoor Store in Ballater is aimed at a less technical customer with a wide range of clothing and footwear for the outdoor enthusiast.

Within all our stores there is a tremendous wealth of knowledge about all the products we stock from summer and winter climbing, telemark and nordic skiing, as well as alpine ski touring, hillwalking, cycling, camping etc., so give us a call or pop in store – we’d be happy to help. 

And remember, if you want to try before you buy, our equipment hire service may have just what you’re looking for.

Hope to see you soon.

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