Ski resort sheet
Cairngorm Mountain (Blue Hill in Gaelic) is situated in the Scottish Highlands quite close from the station of the Letch in the Cairngorm National Park. You can access the resort taking the A9 arterial route. The airport of Inverness is the closest one from the station and you can stay in the popular town of Aviemore.
The ski resort is based on the Cairngorm Mountain which is one of the highest one of Scotland and offers a large range of slopes.
On the right side of the mountain on the Piste Map, green slopes provide a great training area for beginners. On the rest on the mountains, more intermediate and more experienced skiers can enjoy the others 11 red slopes, 12 blue slopes and 2 black slopes.
Freestyle fans can even challenge themselves going on the Headworx Terrain Park! The ski resort is well known for snow sureness, the ski season lasts often longer then in others Scottish stations and the only Funicular Railway of Scotland allows you to go from the bottom of the mountain directly to the top! It is opened all year long and is an attraction by itself.
Do not hesitate to go up the Funicular and enjoy there an extraordinary meal at the Ptarmigan Restaurant which offers a panoramic view!
Cairngorm in summer
In summer you can go down the mountain walking but only with a guide on provided paths because it is a protected area, but in winter you are allowed to ski from restaurant down to the mountain by yourself.
It makes it one of the most popular resorts in UK! Apart as being one of the most challenging skiing station in Scotland, the surroundings of the station different facilities for non-skiers.
In fact, the closest town of Aviemore is seen as a place to hang out in the evening it also provides a large range of accommodations which includes chalets, hotels, camping or self-catering cottages.
You can also discover the famous Scottish culture going around the countryside in car and admiring the spectacular sceneries of the Scottish Highlands with its castles that fall apart, surrounded by misty Lochs and foggy hills.