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.
CairnGorm Mountain Ltd allows funicular passengers exit the Ptarmigan Top Station at the attraction to take part in carefully managed guided walks. The walks aim to engage visitors with the landscape of the Cairngorms and enhance their experience of this significant mountain landscape in the heart of the National Park. Participants agree to follow the instruction of the walks guide and remain with the party at all times. For the Essential Summit Walk all participants must return to car park level using the Funicular Railway.
Participants must be able to walk steadily for 90 minutes with several breaks.
Any medical conditions should be declared at point of booking.
The Walk @ the top is suitable for children aged 6 years and over. We also recognise that some children under this age are able to walk for 90 minutes with several breaks. Toddler & babies in backpacks may also participate as long as weather conditions are deemed suitable by the guide. The footpath conditions are not suitable for strollers, buggies or wheelchairs.
Only Registered Assistance dogs can join participants on the walk. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01479 861261.
Suitable mountain footwear (walking boots preferable but trail shoes are acceptable). Waterproof outer clothing and a hat should also be carried. Wellingtons and gym shoes are not deemed suitable footwear.
The weather can change quickly on the mountain. Conditions are assessed on a regular basis. Where possible we will try to notify participants 2 hours in advance if the walk is not taking place or if the weather is not suitable for children (this will be done by mobile phone). In the event of unsuitable weather at the top of the mountain, an alternative lower level route will be offered to participants or the opportunity to transfer to another walk day. In the event of participants being unable to participate in any of the offered alternatives a refund will be offered on the guided walk element of the activity. Please note that the decision to proceed with the walk rests with guides employed by CML. If you have pre-booked a walk and do not participate a full charge will be made for the activity.
Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of the advertised walk time either by telephone (01479861261) or by email (email@example.com) otherwise a full charge will be payable.
The company accept no responsibility for injury, loss or damage unless as a direct result of its negligence.
All train tickets are non-refundable.
The Company reserves the right to change prices and services at any time and without notification.
The Company retains the right to close the facilities at any time, for any reason.
The Company’s facilities are used at the ticket holders own risk. The Company accept no responsibility for injury, loss or damage unless as a direct result of its negligence.
The ticket entitles the holder use of the funicular railway to unlimited return journeys to the Top Station on day of purchase.
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.