Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, Braehead Ski

Located in Soar at intu Braehead - The UK's Ultimate Entertainment Destination, our ‘Ski & Snowboard’ shop specialises in equipment and clothing for skiers and boarders. There's an indoor climbing wall in front of the shop, a real snow ski slope and plenty more to do and see throughout the centre. The store also offers free demos for boards and skis, and if you buy the one you've tried we’ll also refund the cost of the session on the slope. Soar at intu Braehead is only 10 minutes by car from Glasgow city centre.

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  • Sandy Ewen

    Skiing Expert

    Store: GLASGOW BRAEHEAD - SKI

    Sandy has been skiing for over 25 years, during which time he spent 3 seasons in Val Morel and has been on 3 of the Ellis Brigham ski tests. He loves big powder, and specialises in skiing backcountry, and is also the leading ski technician in the Glasgow stores. So if you need advice about the right kit to take for the ultimate backcountry experience, come and have a chat to Sandy.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Stubai, Austria. Some of the slopes are well over 3000 metres above sea level, which means there’s loads of snow, and loads of powder.

  • Scott Carpenter

    Skiing Expert

    Store: GLASGOW BRAEHEAD - SKI

    Scott started skiing at the age of 6, and has completed two seasons in Utah and New Zealand. Since then most of the skiing Scott has done has been across European resorts. He’s been working in ski shops for the last 9-10 years as a boot fitter, and went on the Ellis Brigham ski test last year, so he’s a great person to talk to about the latest skis, boots and bindings, and if you’re buying boots Scott is the perfect guy to fit them.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Morzine. “This is a resort that I know really well, it covers a huge area and there are lots of good snow parks and off piste areas. And the pubs are great!”

  • Chris Aitken

    Snowboarding Expert

    Store: GLASGOW BRAEHEAD - SKI

    Resident snowboard geek Chris began his love affair with the slopes after leaving school and completing a season in Morzine. Like many of our experts, Chris has acquired his experience through worldwide travel, and counts Patagonia on his list of favourite places to ride.

    Chris has been with Ellis Brigham for five years, is a regular on our annual board test and has ridden the vast majority of the snowboards and bindings we sell, so he’s a great source of knowledge when it comes to choosing your hardware.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Glencoe, Scotland/Patagonia, Argentina. "I love how little time it takes to get to Glencoe! Within an hour and a half I can be putting my boots on in the carpark. Further afield, Patagonia in Argentina is my favourite snowboarding destination, without a shadow of a doubt."

  • Susan Horne

    Skiing Expert

    Store: GLASGOW BRAEHEAD - SKI

    Susan has been a part of Braehead’s Ellis Brigham store for five years and is a familiar face at our national ski shows stands.


    At fifteen, Susan was the first of the Horne lineage to learn to ski. She has since gone on to ski at all of Scotland’s skifields, but loves the draw of European ski Mecca, Chamonix.

    Susan belongs to that exclusive club of skiers - those who have been choppered off the hill, though while her mum continues to refuse to watch her on the slopes, Susan is a bona fide skiing expert!

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Chamonix, France. "I love the place… or I did before I was airlifted off the mountain!"

  • Hannah Ross

    Snowboarding Expert

    Store: GLASGOW BRAEHEAD - SKI

    Braehead rider Hannah has been shredding for seven years – four of which have been spent at Ellis Brigham. While she sometimes ventures into the park, she loves the chilled vibe that comes from just cruising the piste.


    Hannah loves being in the enviable position of having snow all year round. During the winter, she heads all over Scotland in search of the best snow, then spends a lot of her time riding Braehead’s Snow Factor throughout the summer.

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Glenshee, Scotland. "I love Glenshee. It’s huge! It has loads of runs and isn’t too long a drive from home."