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Welcome To The National Mountain Sports Centre

Deep in the mountains of North Wales, Plas y Brenin is a unique place, run by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts. A place where passion for the outdoors runs deep and that passion is shared by every single member of staff as well as every guest.
For over 60 years we've been at the forefront of outdoor leadership, training and exploration and during that time we've built up a unique reputation for helping others get the most from their time in the outdoors. Our instructors are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable in the field but our passion for adventure doesn't stop there.
From top to bottom, across our entire team, the depth of outdoor experience and enthusiasm is unrivalled and we like nothing more than to share that knowledge and passion with others.
So why not pay us a visit and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the National Mountain Sports Centre for yourself. Whatever your interest in the outdoors, from first timer to seasoned veteran, you'll always be welcome - and you will always be amongst friends.

Featured Courses

Alpine Essentials

Alpine Essentials

Three action packed days covering the fundamental skills and techniques you need...

Cost: £425

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Discover Sea Kayaking

Discover Sea Kayaking

A weekend course for paddlers who want to get to grips with sea kayaking. Based ...

Cost: £230

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Lead Climbing Developer - 2 days

Lead Climbing Developer - 2 days

Spend time on the sharp end, consolidating and expanding your leading skills. Un...

Cost: £355

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Rock Climbing Summer Camp For Young People

Rock Climbing Summer Camp For Young People

In five days we will help you progress from never having climbed before to the p...

Cost: £520

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White Water Sea & Surf

White Water Sea & Surf

You've decided you like kayaking. Now it's time to experience racing down the fa...

Cost: £525

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Level 2 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award Training

Level 2 British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Award Training

The mountains, hills and rugged terrain of North Wales provide a stunning backdr...

Cost: £260

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Latest News

SNOWDONIA TRIATHLON FESTIVAL 2016

Snowdonia Triathlon Festival 2016We're welcoming back Always Aim High with the Snowdonia Triathlon Festival 30-31 July with four race....



HAVE A GO SKI SESSIONS MAY HALF TERM

Have a Go Ski Sessions May Half TermHave a Go Skiing sessions are perfect for beginners to skiing, these hour long sessions are availabl....



SUNCHASER ARRIVES IN THE BAR

Sunchaser arrives in the barThe latest in our range of locally brewed real ales is settling now in our bar. Brenin 'Sunchaser' ....



TRAIN AS A SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Train As A Snowboard InstructorSnowsport Cymru Wales are running a Level 1 Snowboard Instructors Course here at Plas y Brenin on th....



British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!



Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.



What's On In Our bar?

Our friendly and lively bar is open to the public. From talks and lectures to film nights and live music, there's always something going on. Find out what's coming up next here



Free Colour Brochure

Free colour brochureAll our courses are only listed online but if you'd like to find out a little more about the National Mountain Sports Centre, we'll send you a colour brochure out in the post.



Last Minute Discounts

Our Packed and Ready Discounts page always has some incredibe deals on offer. But you'll need act fast to take advantage of these bargains.



Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

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Working alongside UCLan
to educate
outdoor professionals

University Of Central LancashireFind out how we are working with one of the country's top universities to develop lasting careers in the outdoors.