CairnGorm Mountain

Ski Resorts

Cairngorm Ski Area, Aviemore, Inverness Shire, PH22 1RB

    CairnGorm Mountain has a reputation as one of the most beautiful - and sometimes challenging - places to ski in the UK, as well as boasting Scotland's only funicular railway.

    It's also Scotland's most popular resort and is located just a short distance from the main A9 arterial route which runs between Perth and Inverness.    

    Whether you're a skier or not, the ride on the train to the Ptarmigan Top Station is a unique experience with an opportunity to take in fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area.

    For non-skiers, the end of the journey offers a chance to visit Scotland's highest restaurant, shop, mountain exhibition and viewing terrace or go outside to watch ski-ing before returning to the base station by the train.

    Walkers and climbers may descend on the funicular after walking up, but essential conservation guidelines prohibit their using the funicular for their initial ascent.

    However, during the winter season there is an alternative way to descend the 400 vertical metres from the top station to the base station - on skis or a snowboard.

    In fact there is a wide range of routes on offer, with the longest run running 3.3 kms. In total, 12 lifts including the funicular train service the resort, which includes seven green runs, six blue, eight red and one black piste.

    The resort also has the added attractions of a terrain/fun park for freestyle fans see piste maps for ski run grading information.

    Snow conditions & lift status
    Ski Schools Ski Shops and Hire
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open New Year
    Snowsports - December - April
    1 Dec 2015 - 30 Apr 2016

    Ticket Information
    1 day pass - adult £35.00 per ticket
    1 day pass - child £21.00 per ticket
    Skis, poles & boot hire £24.50 per person per day
    Snowboard & boot hire £24.50 per person per day

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Bar Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Self Service
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available


    • Level Access


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens

    Public Transport Directions

    CairnGorm Mountain is in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, around 2.5 hours by car from Glasgow and Edinburgh and approximately 1 hours drive from Inverness.

    Aviemore is only 9 miles from CairnGorm Mountain and is well connected to the road, rail and bus networks. The overnight sleeper from London stops in Aviemore en route for Inverness and both CityLink and Stagecoach operate regular bus timetables for the area. Travelling around by private car offers more flexibility but we always ask visitors to consider car sharing whenever possible.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • There is a lift

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance


    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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