We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 1479 861261
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #6 of 13 attractions in Aviemore
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains, Trams
Activities: Skiing, Hiking
Traveler Description: The area between Aveimore and Cairngorm mountain base, incorporating the forrests and lochs of Rothiemurchus and Glenmore estates is one of the most... more »
Write a Review

574 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    326
    152
    51
    29
    16
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Wigan
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
51 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

`As non skiers we hummed and haad about whether it was worth a visit to the railway but given it was a clear day we decided to go for it. Its debatable whether the experience would be as good on a misty or rainy day. After a long drive up you reach the base centre, lots of parking and voluntary... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

First family skiing trip and really enjoyed it! Scenery is spectacular too. Facilities good, well toilets and shop/bar restaurant. Our oldest daughter, 10, skied from the top with friends and loved it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was and still is the best ski mountain in Scotland with a proven long season and a great family favourite over generations,however the present management appear not to regard ski ing with the same enthusiasm as thier customers and rigidly run their debt ridden train to a schedule despite queues developing throughout the day.Recently they were operating just three... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stirling
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went up the Funicular Railway - some of our party were skiing and some of us went for the trip. At the top there are spectacular views across the valley towards Aviemore. There is a good cafe, shop and exhibition centre in the complex where you can spend an hour our two. during the skiing season it is advisable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cupar
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Lovely friendly staff, beautiful scenery and still plenty of snow :-) cafe good and railway to the top offers a lovely view

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My dad & I went a run up in the funicular railway. I had been before & thoroughly enjoyed it (although it broke down on the way back down the mountain!!!) so wanted to go back on as my dad had never been. We both enjoyed it,it only takes about 5mins each way. When we got to the top we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Liked the journey up more scary on the way down! We wanted to take pics up top but it was too misty for that but enjoyed standing in the snow (not had any at home this year) and made use of the restaurant. I had macaroni and chips which was a bit overpriced and my macaroni was not that great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is a really nice place for skiing otherwise it is awful. I went with my family. Actually, they did not like it because they do not like skiing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
CairnGormMountain, Public Relations Manager at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our visitor attraction. It is by gathering feedback from our visitors that we can endeavour to improve our visitors experience at CairnGorm Mountain. At CairnGorm Mountain we pride ourselves on being an all year round attraction that appeals to snowsports enthusiasts, spectators and summer customers. Last year we had more Funicular Railway... More

Braintree, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had 2 days skiing and the conditions were good. The twitter feed was very useful in keeping us up to date with the weather and conditions on the days we visited. The skiing isn't as varied as on mainland Europe but it was certainly good enough for us for a couple of days. The staff on the mountain were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As a skiing destination, it's what you'd expect from a Scottish destination. The folks are friendly enough, the runs are fairly short, and can be busy if some of the lifts aren't open due to high winds (a fairly regular occurence), but it's the off piste stuff that's disappointing. The cafes' are way too small and dark, and the queues... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
CairnGormMountain, Public Relations Manager at CairnGorm Mountain, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our visitor attraction. It is by gathering feedback from our visitors that we can endeavour to improve our visitors experience at CairnGorm Mountain. Our Ptarmigan Restaurant is the highest in the UK and on a clear day offers panoramic views as far away as 96 miles. The menu, which is also on... More

Travelers who viewed CairnGorm Mountain also viewed

Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
 
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
 

Been to CairnGorm Mountain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage CairnGorm Mountain, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing