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.
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Looking for essential information? Take a look at our most frequently asked questions below:

What time do you open?

During the winter period, CairnGorm Mountain opens for the public at 8.45am and closes at 4.15pm. Please note that this is subject to weather conditions.

What time is the first funicular train?

The first train up is at 10am and runs 20 minutes throughout the day, thereafter.

What time is the last train up?

The last train up is at 4pm.

What time is the last train down?

The last train down is at 4.30pm.

How long does the Funicular journey take?

Outside of the snowsports season, the funicular journey takes 8 minutes each way.

How many people can the Funicular hold at one time?

During the Snowsports Season the Funicular can take up to 100 people at one time, as one of our key methods of uplift. However, during the summer period the Funicular can take up to 55 people at one time, making it a slightly more comfortable experience!


Can I take my dog up on the Funicular?

We can only welcome guide dogs and hearing assistance dogs up on the Funicular. However, you can walk up with your dog and take the Funicular down once you purchase tickets from the Shop @ The Top.

Is the Funicular accessible to wheelchair users?

Our Funicular is fully wheelchair accessible, allowing visitors of all ages and abilities to reach the Top Station where they can enjoy views from over 3,500ft!

Are there car-parking facilities and is there a fee?

We have the upper and lower car parks available, charging £2 for cars and £8 for motor-homes, caravans and minivans. You can also purchase an annual season pass for £25. For further information, please click here.

Can I reserve a table in the Ptarmigan or Storehouse restaurants?

We don’t normally accept table resevations, however if it is during low season for a group we may be able to accept this booking. For further information please contact Lorna on

Can I get married at CairnGorm Mountain?

Yes! However, we strongly recommend trying to plan your dates between May and September, as outside of this season there is an increased risk of bad weather. Please contact Lorna on for further information or visit our Weddings section.

How do I book onto a Guided Walk?

For our full range of guided walks, please click here.

I'm struggling to book online for a guided walk tomorrow, what do I do?

We currently only take online bookings at least 48 hours in advance, but it may still be possible to book onto one via 01479 861 261 at shorter notice.

Does the guided walk price include the Funicular?

Yes, the guided walks includes travel on the funicular.

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