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Address: CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB, Scotland
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+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
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   CairnGorm Mountain is a great place to visit at any time of...

   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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Funicular with amazing views

Good trip up the funicular to go skiing yesterday. The staff in the ski centre are extremely efficient - from ticket sales through to ski hire. The ski hire staff couldn't have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
wonderwoman41
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N. Yorkshire
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N. Yorkshire
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good trip up the funicular to go skiing yesterday. The staff in the ski centre are extremely efficient - from ticket sales through to ski hire. The ski hire staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The snow conditions weren't great with many runs shut and those that were open had exposed rock and mud. The lift staff were... More 

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I honestly can't thank everyone we met on the mountain enough. Daughter skied in Italy last year and was very keen to do it again, but with a husband who can't ski due to back / neck surgery and an eight year old who's not massively fond of crowded places or new people we decided Europe was too expensive for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a wild day to do some skiing and only managed 10 minutes of skiing an hour. If they opened lifts other than the funicular it would have eased the congestion but speaking to the locals the new management are not interested in creating a local skiing customer base. Be aware that you cannot get a refund from... More 

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Thank tarastarr87
Lancashire, UK
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cairngorm Mountain - Natural Retreats We recently visited Cairngorm for our first UK Skiing Holiday and despite the variable conditions, the skiing was fun and creative. The mountain is well managed with spectacular views across the area and well worth the visit just for that. On the whole they do a fantastic job considering the conditions they work under. We... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views from the top visitor centre were astounding. You can see all the way to Ben Nevis. The boards around the panoramic terraces tell you which mountains you can see and how far away they are, along with other information which we found very interesting

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Thank Anonymousduck
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommend the Funicular Railway to get up but be prepared to be crushed like the London tube when there is snow. The skiers have only one way to get up the mountain and this is it. If you don't ski, you can take a sledge to some of the lower slopes and enjoy the hillsides. Cafe gets busy with ski... More 

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Thank KeithTracey
Scotland
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86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As the weather forecast had picked up I decided to book a private lesson for my youngster and as the Hilton ski shop was full they put me onto Jerry of Free-Ski. He was professional and helpful and organised a wonderful lesson with one of his instructors called Helen. Having never skied before to 2 hours later shouts of again,... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unfortunately a poor day visibility-wise but really enjoyed the trip up the mountain on the funicular railway. It was a bit pricey at £12 each but the guide was very knowledgable on the journey. It was -9*C at the top with strong gales but really amazing to see so many families out skiing. The hot chocolate in the restaurant was... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a cold snowy day which did not lend itself to a great day for seeing the scenery from the railway. Although we did not expect too much given the weather we were delighted we went for the experience of the funicular railway trip. The exhibition pieces were informative and facilities in terms of restaurant viewing areas and toilets... More 

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Thank David E E
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Summary/TL;DR - Really challenges your average skier with unpredictable weather but still very enjoyable regardless. This review is from a skier's perspective. Looking back at this review, i realise that the majority of the issues are not with the staff and the facilities on the mountain, but with the weather. At the end of the day, they can obviously do... More 

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