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Cairngorm Ski Resort

Cairngorm Mountain
Photo: Cairngorm Mountain website

Ski resort sheet

38 slopes
Tracks map
30 KM. skiable
0snow cannons
12 lifts
0 carpet lift
0 chairlift
11 button lifts
1 cable car
0 gondola lift
549 - 1097 M. ski resort altitude
45 - 50 Price of ski pass day/adult
77 KM. Distance to airport
disabled access

Cairngorm Mountain (Blue Hill in Gaelic) is situated in the Scottish Highlands quite close to the resort of the Lecht situated 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. While on the rest on the mountains, more intermediate and more experienced skiers can enjoy the other 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 sureness of snow. The ski season lasts often longer then in the other Scottish resorts 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 an extraordinary meal at the Ptarmigan Restaurant which offers panoramic views!

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. In winter however, you are allowed to ski from the restaurant down the mountain by yourself.

It makes it one of the most popular resorts in UK! Apart from being one of the most challenging skiing stations in Scotland, the surroundings of the resort offer many different facilities for non-skiers.

In fact, the closest town of Aviemore, seen as a place to hang out in the evening, also provides a large range of accommodations. These include chalets, hotels, camping or self-catering cottages.

You can also discover the famous Scottish culture going around the countryside in car. There is plenty to admire: the spectacular sceneries of the Scottish Highlands with its castles in ruins, surrounded by misty Lochs and foggy hills.