The Funicular Railway and Ptarmigan Building are closed whilst we undertake detailed structural inspections on the railway. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please also note that we have paused additional Season Pass sales until we have greater clarity over our Funicular Railway operations.
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Working at Cairngorm Mountain brings with it a range of benefits.

Enjoy complimentary snowsports as an employee of Cairngorm Mountain



As part of your standard package you will receive 29 days paid holiday including bank holidays for all team members under 1 years’ service. After completing 1 years’ service and onwards, you will receive 31 days day paid holiday including bank holidays per annum. Part time team members have a pro-rata entitlement to this amount related to their days worked. Zero hours team members accrue holiday in line with the hours they work.

ASVA Cards

CairnGorm Mountain is a member of the Association of Scottish Visitor attractions. There are 8 membership cards which will gain free entry into other ASVA attractions. The card is available on a loan basis and can be booked and collected through HR or Accounts.


Ski Equipment
  • FREE use of ski equipment from the team pool of older stock – when stock levels allow.
  • Snow Sports lessons
  • FREE snow sports lessons provided at the The Snow School, Cairngorm Mountain. This is when there are free spaces in a class which is already filled with 4 people or more.
Staff Pass
  • Annual or Seasonal Staff pass, relevant to your contract issued upon commencement of employment. Team Members are able to use their Staff pass at no additional charge on their days off to enjoy the facilities at Cairngorm.
  • Access to other Scottish Ski Areas
  • With your CairnGorm Mountain staff pass you are also allowed free access to the slopes of the other 4 Scottish Ski Areas – Nevis Range, Glencoe, The Lecht and Glenshee in the summer and winter (relevant to your CML lift pass).



With your Staff Pass you can gain FREE entry into Dalfaber Country Club to use the swimming pool, sauna, gym, snooker, squash and other activities

Eye Tests

Should you need glasses for using a computer we will make a contribution towards the costs. Natural Retreats will pay for the eyesight test and a contribution of £55 towards the glasses.


Natural Recognition

Twice a year we take the opportunity to recognise staff who best demonstrate the company values also known as the 3 ‘A’’s – Amazing Service, Amazing Product and Amazing Culture by asking team members to nominate someone in their region who has demonstrated an excellent example in one or more of these areas. The winners are chosen by Matt Spence, our CEO and Founder and will receive a monetary award.



As part of the Government introduced Auto Enrolment programme, all team members who meet some basic criteria will automatically be enrolled into the company pension scheme with Scottish Widows although you will be able to opt out. The company contributes 3% of your earnings into the pension scheme and you will contribute 3% of your earnings a part of your pension savings. The Company makes a contribution at a higher level than currently required by the Government.

Discounts at CairnGorm (and the local area)

Food and Beverage Discounts

All staff can enjoy a bowl of soup and a bread roll free of charge at lunchtimes (other than during peak periods when it is exceptionally busy). If you wish to purchase items in the Storehouse or the Ptarmigan you will receive 40% discount on drinks, 40% discount on fresh food and 20% discount on packaged food. Again, this is restricted during peak periods when we are exceptionally busy.

Retail Discounts

Any items purchased in retail (either the retail in the day lodge or the retail at the top station) you will receive 20% discount on items except books and alcohol.

Local Discounts

We have negotiated a large number of discounts in shops, restaurants and activities in and around Aviemore. These change from time to time and an up to date list is available on noticeboards or check with the HR team. Some may only be available for a limited period and we cannot guarantee that the provider will continue to offer the deals. You will be required to show your staff pass as proof of your employment with Natural Retreats CairnGorm Mountain and some providers may require additional ID.



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