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CairnGorm Mountain

CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
44 1479 861261
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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 »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We walked up the path to the top funicular station as the wait for the funicular would have been ery long (we arrived at 9 and the funicular doens't start running until after 10). A guide told us the best way up and the walk was (as he advised) very steep for the first half. Proper walking shoes are a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We took the funicular Railway to the top and emerged into snow + a blue and cloudless sky. I have been up before and could hardly see my hand in front of my face due to thick mist but this time we could literally 'see for miles'. It was not even windy or particularly cold while we sat on rocks... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Went up the cairngorm on good friday on a glorius day ,the views when we got to the top were fantastic,but the railway was really busy going up because some of the upper slopes were still open, so there were alot of skiers with their equipment using the line from the half way station to the top.It really was a... More

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Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took the opportunity over Easter to get a days skiing in, arrived late morning so no queues 10 minutes to get pass and kitted out with hire gear and 15 minutes to top so on slopes within 30 minutes - which is good. Left half of resort (mostly closed) just Ciste and Ptarmigan Bowls open with T bar drags back... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I walked up from the car park, there was snow, sleet, rain, hail, whiteouts and snow at the top in the cloud but at the end of it all, the clouds cleared and the view was glorious. Oh... and chips at the restaurant on the way down were only £2.50 with no charge for mayonnaise and ketchup. I checked in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love going up the Funicular railway. Always a great view even when the weather is windy and misty. It's a short journey but always seems long and you wish it was.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived at the mountain on a fairly clear day and decided to walk up the mountain. The ski guide who welcomed us at the bottom of the mountain warned us that it would be very difficult and dangerous and basically scared us slightly. We went to see the ranger who was very laid back and reassured us that we... More

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Wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

`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

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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

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