CairnGorm Mountain, Aviemore

4.1
#1 of 39 in Winter Sports in United Kingdom
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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  • Still worth a visit, passing Glenmore and loch Morlich on the way up to Cairngorm is a very good drive, arrive at the Car Parks and take in the spectacular views, if you are still standing in the wind...  more »
  • We visited knowing about the funicular railway being out of action, therefore this wasn’t really an issue on this visit. The cafe and shop at the base station are really good offering splendid views o...  more »
  • Gutted to hear of the troubles with the funicular, it must be devastating. That said, the whole operation is slick and staff seem really passionate to be there. Further compounded by watching them wor...  more »
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  • 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 hikes with a warm meal available at the end of your hike in the ski centre
  • Great place to visit wonderful views train is expensive for a single use but cheaper if you go there a lot
  • Beautiful scenery and lovely staff
  • View is very good. Snow fall is very awesome at this place
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