Cairngorm Mountain Snowsports

Scotland’s Ultimate Winter Playground

The Cairngorm Mountain ski area is Scotland’s ultimate winter playground for families, adrenaline junkies, eager first timers and everyone in between. With over 30km of pisted runs, 13 surface lifts, freestyle terrain and on-site equipment rental we truly offer something for all. Located just 11 miles from picturesque Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, a visit to this spectacular mountain resort is definitely one for the bucket-list!

Before planning a snowsports trip to us during the school holidays find out more about our capacity for February Half Term.

Conveyor uplifts for snowsports at Cairngorm Mountain

We presently have a beginners slope approximately 200m in length. Due to the limited size of the beginners slope, priority is given to our snow schools.  However we may have limited ticket availability on the day at our ticket office on a first come first served basis.

For the status of additional runs please check our Mountain Report which is updated daily and our Facebook page.

For further information call our Ticket Office on 01479 861 261.

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Unforgettable Snowsports

Cairngorm Mountain has been offering snowsports for over 60 years. The wide range of terrain and stunning landscape make it one of Scotland’s favourite mountain destinations. Enjoy shimmering runs and the crisp mountain air whilst capturing spectacular panoramas from the slopes down to Loch Morlich glistening in the valley. Snowsports enthusiasts, first-timers and day visitors are drawn here time after time to take advantage of the endless outdoor activities and the atmosphere of this truly unique resort – all set in the heart of Scotland’s Highlands.


From Beginners to Experts

The Cairngorm ski area is suitable for all abilities from beginners to experts to provide a memorable winter snowsports experience for all.

The snow sure beginners area with conveyor uplifts is a perfect way to learn with gentle runs perfect for building your confidence, whilst the long winding blues in the lower Coire Cas offer relaxing pistes and spectacular views. Intermediates and experts alike will feel right at home on our classic red and technical black runs.

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Snowsports Tickets

Choose from a season pass or day or multi-day tickets. 

Day tickets for advanced skiers available online now.  

Cairngorm Mountain Ski Patrol

Keeping you Safe on the Slopes

We operate a professional full-time Ski Patrol who look after piste safety, piste marking and assistance in the event of any unlikely accident. Our main ski patrol base is located in the Aonach Room (by the Ranger base entrance). Our Ski Patrol only operate within the marked boundary which can be seen on our piste map. If you are venturing outside of the boundary and an incident occurs and you or your companions are injured, you must call for mountain rescue assistance – Dial 999 or 112 and ask for ‘police’ then ‘mountain rescue’. You can find out more information exploring outside of the ski area here.

Make sure you stick to the 10 FIS (International Ski and Snowboard Federation) rules for conduct when you are out enjoying the ski area.

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Book Your Cairngorm Mountain Experience

We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during busy holiday periods. 

Snowsports Day Passes

Advanced and experienced skiers area now open. Walk required to access.


Mountain Tubing Vouchers

It’s the perfect birthday present or treat. Gift vouchers valid for 12 months. 


Cairngorm Mountain Railway

The Mountain Railway is currently out of service. Please check back for updates.