The Ski Area

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, 11 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!

Please note that the Funicular railway will not be in operation for winter 2021-22.

Unforgettable Snowsports

Cairngorm Mountain has been offering unforgettable snowsports for over 60 years. The wide range of terrain and stunning landscape make it one of Scotland's favourite mountain destinations.

Anyone who has ever stood outside the Ptarmigan Top Station during the peak winter season has experienced it. The spectacular panoramas of the wider Cairngorms National Park, Loch Morlich glistening in the valley below, the shimmering runs and the crisp mountain air – they bring perspective to the rest of life’s hustle and bustle and in that moment you are truly connected to the great outdoors. Snow-sports 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.

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From Beginners to Experts

The ski area, located on Scotland's 6th highest mountain, features terrain suitable for all abilities so everyone from beginners to experts can enjoy a memorable winter snowsports experience.

Beginners will love the snow sure Ptarmigan top bowls which provide gentle green runs perfect for building your confidence, whilst the long winding blues in the lower Coire Cas   offer relaxing pistes and spectacular views across the valley below.

Intermediates and experts alike will feel right at home on our classic red and technical black runs, there’s nothing quite like the accomplished feeling after your first time tackling the slopes of Cairngorm Mountain from top to bottom.

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Safety in the Ski Area

We operate a professional full-time Ski Patrol, which main duties include piste safety, piste marking, alongside assistance in the event of any unlikely accidents. Our main ski patrol base is in the Aonach Room by the Ranger base entrance, it has been fully prepared to comply with COVID security during the winter season.

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.

10 FIS Rules For Conduct

Make sure you stick to the 10 FIS rules for conduct when you are out enjoying the ski area.

  1. Respect for others – A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
  2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding – A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
  3. Choice of route – A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
  4. Overtaking – A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
  5. Entering, starting and moving upwards – A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.
  6. Stopping on the slope – Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the slope in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move and clear of the slope as soon as possible.
  7. Climbing and descending on foot – A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the slope.
  8. Respect for signs and markings – A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
  9. Assistance – At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
  10. Identification – Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.

Find out more from the official FIS SKI website.

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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.

Ranger Guided Walks

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