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Address: CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1479 861261
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10:20 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:20 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
Description: CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time of year. Ride the...
CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time of year. Ride the UK's highest funicular to just below the summit of Cairn Gorm, enjoy a walk with a Ranger or on one of the self guided routes. In winter, enjoy great snowsports on 30km of pisted runs suitable for beginners to experts. Lunch at the UK's highest restaurant, shop for gifts or mountain essentials and depart with unforgettable memories of this unique place.
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Happy families on the slopes

It was half term and very busy and slow but the process of getting onto the slopes was cheerful and the staff very helpful. Ski lesson was great fun with just a small group so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It was half term and very busy and slow but the process of getting onto the slopes was cheerful and the staff very helpful. Ski lesson was great fun with just a small group so greatly benefitted from the attention from the friendly instructor. Restaurant at top too busy to get a quick hot drink - could be improved.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Travelled up in the Funicular Train which took all of 4 minutes. Had lunch in the restaurant at the top which was very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived on Thursday the 26th, we stayed at speyside leisure park in a caravan which was lovely and well equipped, it was really close to both the mountains and shops... Our first day boarding was on Friday, me and my daughter had never done it before and my boyfriend informed the ticket people of this, they charged us full... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

choose your days well because the funicular railway and ptarmigan restaurant get crowded very quickly

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I never expected snow and skiing down a mountain, but I actually experienced it in Avimore. I really rather enjoyed myself. I would love to ski again in the Cairngorms.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The only good thing about the restaurant was the hot chocolate. The decor is functional at best and could do with brightening up. By comparison, other Scottish Ski areas are much better, especially Nevis Range. Get a grip Cairngorm

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

In early February we were lucky to get crisp snow, sunshine and limited queues. The facilities at Cairngorm are a bit more "advanced" than other Scottish ski areas. As most of the runs were open it seemed as good as some small European resorts with the advantage of being in our own country! The staff were friendly and helpful. We... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The funicular railway takes you to the some distance up the mountain where you can ski and snowboard and everything else you can dream of. The ski passes are expensive but if you are a keen skier it is definitely worth it. I tried snowboarding first and for my first time I don't think I did too badly. Although if... More 

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brough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The view from the top is not to be missed nor is the hot chocolate in the cafe. Wrap up warm it's cold at the top in February

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We was on here on Saturday 14th February. I hadn't skied for 20 years and loved it. We had pre booked out ski's which didn't make any difference as we couldn't get our ski's in front of people who turned up on the day it took us 3 hrs to get our ski's on which when you pre book you... More 

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