Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

4.2
#1 of 7 in Winter Sports in Scotland
Whether riding the funicular, walking, skiing, or climbing, you have a range of options for exploring Cairngorm Mountain. One of the UK's highest mountains, it offers commanding views of the Strathspey region and the town of Aviemore from its 1,245 m (4,084 ft) peak. The funicular railway provides the least strenuous means of achieving the vista. If you're up for a physical challenge, take one of the hiking trails to the peak. The circuit of the cliff tops is particularly well regarded for its views of the Northern Corries in the Cairngorm range. If you visit in winter, the mountain offers one of the best options for skiing in the UK. The infrastructure includes more than a dozen lifts and about three dozen named runs. Whichever time of year you're traveling here, check the weather, because high winds can shut down the facilities and make outdoor activities treacherous. Make Cairngorm Mountain part of your personalized Aviemore itinerary using our Aviemore trip planner.
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  • Visited on one of the last few days of the season 2019/20. While it's not the same as it was when the chairlift and funicular were in place, it's still a stalwart of Scottish snowsports. There was a.....  more »
  • Keep an eye on the snow reports and if open go. Nice relaxing friendly little ski area with stunning views. Ideal for families and learners. Some more challenging runs high up. A different ski trip...  more »
  • Brilliant place and the tourist information center guides were absolutely blooming brilliant very helpful and informative and it was great to see two people enjoying there job could not have been...  more »
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  • We went climbing (savage slit) and had a coffee and scone by the fire.. quite pleasant but the radio being on was a bit annoying. The girl serving hot drinks was very nice gave me extra butter, was also hot 😍
  • Lovely place in summer with a shop, a cafe and restaurant. However, on this august 2019, we were told that the railway is broken for at least one year...
  • Nice area for hill walking and there is a little ski pist available and I think it's good only for training and mostly not in off snow there. 😎🎿 Today we went there for winter course and I was a great day.
  • Lovely views of the mountains
  • Lovely hikes with a warm meal available at the end of your hike in the ski centre

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