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.
This entry was posted in Behind The Scenes on July 12th, 2018.
It has been a very busy couple of months for the team, planning, preparing for, and completing the major Funicular shutdown works, then the annual scheduled maintenance. The team are now focussed on carrying out other essential works, maintenance and tidying up across the rest of the Mountain.
These works include:
Annual maintenance to the ski lifts
Repairs and servicing to the Groomer fleet after over a 1000 hrs of operation last winter
Clearing out of silt traps on the main hill track. Repairing and installing new drainage channels
Repairs and drainage channel installation on the track from the top station to Ciste tow, drive station
New style fence installation to many areas of the hill
Dismantling, stacking for removal and tidying up areas of old fencing
Repairs to lift loading ramps, and repainting of lift huts
Trenching and installation of new control cable to lift towers on the Fiacaill Ridge Poma
Helicopter operations to fly in new fencing materials and materials for repairs to lift load ramps
General path restoration and reseeding works by the Ranger Team Out with the ski area, work has started on the maintenance program on the footpath network within the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Cairngorm Estate. This work is funded by HIE and managed by Outdoor Access Trust Scotland with assistance from the Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service. The footpath contractors will be mainly working outside the ski area in the first few weeks on path routes such as the Northern Corries, Coire an t-Sneachda, Lochain lurchers Ridge, Approach to Cairn Lochain & the Miadan then moving into the ski area, on the Fiacaill of Coire Cas & Windy Ridge path routes. The work carried out by the contractors is installing & repairing stone pitching, water bars , step-risers, braid blocking and associated landscaping. The Ranger Service team spend a large amount of time walking these path routes, clearing the drains, water bars and ditching so when we do get heavy rain, the paths don’t get washed away.
FUNICULAR RAILWAY – DAY TICKET Valid for unlimited travel on one day, on a date of your choosing.
FUNICULAR RAILWAY – ANNUAL PASS Allows visitors unlimited funicular travel for 12 months from date of purchase.
FUNICULAR RAILWAY – DOWN ONLY For those wanting to walk up the mountain, then ride the funicular railway down.
GUIDED WALKS – ESSENTIAL SUMMIT TRAIL Ride the funicular up to the top station, then follow our Mountain Rangers up on to the summit of Cairn Gorm.
SNOWSPORTS PASS Includes unlimited use of the slopes for snow-sports, for a specific length of time. Multiple day passes do not have to be used consecutively.
SEASON PASS Valid for 12 months from date of purchase, to cover all snow-sports and uplift within that period.
Child – Visitors 5 years of age and under. Junior – Visitors aged between 6 and 16. Student – Visitors aged 17 years and over in full-time education. Adult – Visitors aged between 17 and 64. Senior – Visitors aged 65+ years.