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.
The Cairngorms National Park is an excellent outdoor classroom and can be studied across the curriculum from biology and geography to art, history and even music.
A variety of educational resources have already been produced to support outdoor learning in the Cairngorms National Park with outdoor learning seen as a key approach to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence.
Pupils and students of all ages can participate in a wide range of curriculum based activities providing many learning outcomes:
Tailored presentations on environmental and other topics.
Practical work in the natural outdoor environment of the hill.
Discover the camera obscura in the the mountain garden.
Journey on the funicular railway to visit the viewing terrace and interpretive mountain exhibition.
We offer a memorable day out for a class and a chance for them to build their confidence, learn something new, contribute to the day and have fun while learning about sharing responsiblity for this special place. For costs and more information click here.
Costs and Booking
Group rate starting at £30 per group for presentations
Funicular (primary and secondary school rate) £6.80 per person
Free admission to camera obscura and mountain garden
No limit on group size
Week days only (weekend may be available upon request)
During snowsports season Rangers presentations can only be given between 10am to 12noon.
During snowsports season you will be given access outside to the mountain from the Ptarmigan Building and may be given an opportunity to chat to the ski patrol
At least 7 days notice required
For further information and booking please contact us.
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.