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.

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.

Whilst overnight stays are welcome throughout most of the year, it is essential that the car park remains clear during the snowsports season for the purpose of snow clearing activity. We ask that campers find alternative locations to park up for the night so our ploughs can prepare the car parks as quickly as possible.

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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 April until October, you can find out all about it here.

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Parking Charges & Donations

Operating a car park at this altitude can be costly and difficult, due to challenging weather conditions - particularly during winter.

Your contribution towards car parking will help not only maintain and improve the car parks here on the mountain, but help to fund a range of projects and initiatives in the vicinity and thereby improve the environment.  This funding will be of benefit to all visitors. 

Please note the following exemptions:  Blue Badge Holders, Snowsport Season Ticket/Annual Pass Holders, Emergency or Contractor Vehicles.

Your money will go towards future projects such as:

  • Footpath build and maintenance
  • Improved car park infrastructure and surfacing
  • Ranger service contributions
  • Environmental projects
  • Educational and interpretation initiatives
  • Drainage and increased protection for watercourses
  • 24-hour toilet facilities
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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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Book Your Cairngorm Mountain Experience

It is essential to book in advance of your visit to Cairngorm Mountain. Please note that we may have to reduce the number of sales depending on snow cover and available uplift. Season pass holders do not need to book in advance.

Lift Passes

Lift passes can be booked through our web-shop. If you also require equipment rental this can be organised on the day.

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You are also able to book tubing online, please bring your digital tickets with you.