Car Parking

Car Parking at Cairngorm Mountain

At 635m high, Cairngorm Mountain is one of the easiest and most popular access points into the Cairngorms National Park. We operate three car parks within the resort, for an average of 220,000 visitors a year.

Coire Cas Car Park

The main car parking area for visitors to Cairngorm Mountain is at the base of Coire Cas with space for over 400 cars including accessible, and coach specific parking areas. From here it is a short walk to our facilities and our onto the slopes. Find out about our parking charges.

CMSL Car Parking Charges Summer 2022

Our car parking payment system is now in operation in our main car park at Cairngorm Mountain.

A £3.00 charge per vehicle for daytime parking is now required at the pay on exit ticket machine.

Payment options are by contactless credit/debit cards, or coins.

For regular visitors to the Mountain we are offering a one off payment for the summer season of £20.00. Please contact for details on how to obtain this summer season offer.

Income received will help offset the significant cost of a new upgrading of the main car park, due to take place over 2022.

We will not be charging for parking for Blue Badge holders. For Blue Badge holders wishing to visit us, please enquire at our mountain shop or contact any member of staff.  

Parking is on a first come first serve basis, and we cannot guarantee there will be spaces especially during peak times. Please ensure you arrive early to avoid disappointment, once full we will operate a 1 in, 1 out policy.

We ask that during the winter months all hillwalkers and climbers accessing the Northern Corries path to use the lower level parking to allow for our snowsports customers space in the upper level.


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Coire na Ciste Car Park

Parking is also available at Coire na Ciste. Once a key access point to the more technical snowsports terrain at Cairngorm Mountain this is now a common parking location for mountaineers throughout the year as well as a popular stopover site for campervan and motorhome users.

In the winter it is utilised as overflow parking with a shuttle bus operating to get visitors up to the slopes during peak times.

Our newly developed aire ‘The Cairngorm Campervan Site’ and it’s facilities are available here from May until October, you can find out all about it here.

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Please note, Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited car parks are used at the vehicle owners own risk and we accept no liability for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents.

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We recommend booking as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment, especially during busy holiday periods. If the dates are not available to book they are either sold out or not yet released that far in advance.


You can book tubing online, please bring your digital tickets with you. 

Motorhome Site

Our Motorhome Site and facilities are open throughout summer and autumn. Book online now.

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