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CairnGorm Mountain

Explore a wide range of pistes, freestyle skiing areas and a snow park before taking a break at Scotland’s highest restaurant at this stunning highland ski resort.

CairnGorm Mountain is the highest elevated and most popular of the ski fields in the ruggedly beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Take in magnificent views of the surrounding national park as you check out the diversity of ski runs, spanning from easy green runs to advanced areas. Take a ride to the mountain peak on Scotland’s only funicular railway at any time of the year and admire the breathtaking surrounding Scottish Highlands.

Strap on your skis or snowboard and head out onto the slopes. Explore 35 different runs, conveniently served by 12 lifts. One of these lifts is the scenic funicular train, which takes passengers up the 1,516-foot (462-vertical-meter) ascent to the Ptarmigan Top Station. Wind your way around a network of exciting trails. Try short green-graded beginner runs or tackle a challenging black-diamond piste. Join a class with an informative instructor and work on your style or get tips for the best runs of the mountain.

The mountain is renowned for its excellent backcountry terrain, much of which can be accessed via lift. If you are an experienced skier or snowboarder, explore the off-piste trails and take in beautiful views of tree-lined ridges and the surrounding mountaintops. Work on your freestyle skiing or snowboarding at the resort’s terrain park, which has a selection of jumps and ramps.

When you’re ready to take a break, head to the Ptarmigan Top Station. Enjoy a hearty lunch of Scottish fare and take in panoramic views of the magnificent Cairngorms. You’ll also find a shop, a viewing terrace and an exhibition about the mountain at the top station. Non-skiers and visitors can also visit the top station at any time of the year. Hikers and climbers can also make the journey up the mountain and catch the funicular railway down.

CairnGorm Mountain is located 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from Aviemore, which is situated on the road that runs between Perth and Inverness. Reach the resort by car, rail or by bus. Glasgow is a 2.5-hour drive away. There are half-day and multi-day lift passes available, and discounts apply for students and seniors. The ski season runs between December and the end of April. Nearby ski resorts include the Lecht and Glenshee.


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Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel C$73
Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel

Glenmore, Loch Morlich, Aviemore, Scotland
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Aviemore, this eco-friendly hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Loch Morlich. Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

    Coylumbridge Hotel C$147
    Coylumbridge Hotel

    Coylumbridge Hotel

    Aviemore Invernesshire, Aviemore, Scotland
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Aviemore hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife. Craigellachie National Nature Reserve and Loch an Eilein are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      The Park Guest House C$139
      The Park Guest House

      The Park Guest House

      131 Grampian Road, Aviemore, Scotland
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the mountains, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cairngorm Brewery, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, and Speyside Wildlife. Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away. Aviemore Station is 9 minutes by foot.

        Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel C$112
        Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel

        Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel

        Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Aviemore hotel is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Cairngorm Brewery, Speyside Wildlife, and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Aviemore Station is 21 minutes by foot.

          Luxury Lodge Sleeping 8 With hot tub in a Forest Location With Mountain Views
          Luxury Lodge Sleeping 8 With hot tub in a Forest Location With Mountain Views

          Luxury Lodge Sleeping 8 With hot tub in a Forest Location With Mountain Views

          Aviemore, Scotland
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Aviemore villa is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife. Loch an Eilein and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Macdonald Aviemore Hotel C$221
            Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

            Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

            Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Aviemore hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Speyside Wildlife, and Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre. Cairngorm Brewery and Loch an Eilein are also within 3 mi (5 km). Aviemore Station is only a 1-minute walk.

              Delmhor No4
              Delmhor No4

              Delmhor No4

              Ski Road Cottages, Coylumbridge, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Aviemore, Scotland
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Aviemore, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife. Craigellachie National Nature Reserve and Loch an Eilein are also within 3 mi (5 km). Aviemore Station is 26 minutes by foot.

                Delmhor No3
                Delmhor No3

                Delmhor No3

                Ski Road Cottages, Coylumbridge, Aviemore PH22 1QH, Aviemore, Scotland
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Aviemore, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre and Speyside Wildlife. Craigellachie National Nature Reserve and Loch an Eilein are also within 3 mi (5 km). Aviemore Station is 26 minutes by foot.