Cairngorm Mountain
Cairngorm Mountain
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Cairngorm Mountain Resort is situated on Britain’s 6th highest mountain in the Cairngorms National Park. Enjoy a trip on Scotland’s only funicular railway to the highest restaurant in the UK reaching the Ptarmigan building at over 1,097m. During the summer months any visitors who take the train are not permitted to exit the top station in keeping with the Cairngorm Conservation Plan. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty. In winter the resort is a haven for Snowsports. The Cairngorm Mountain gets the most reliable snow in Scotland and provides plenty of terrain for all levels. Whether you are a beginner or are looking for something more extreme, you are sure to have a great day out. In Summer, guests can enjoy activities such as guided walks or simply enjoy the views from 635m (Car Park Level). Our Adventure Play & Tubing Park is a must do activity with incredible views . Visit our café which is open all year round. Our new mountain biking trails are fully open.
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  • undertheclock
    Saline, United Kingdom135 contributions
    On the chilly side - very refreshing!
    My sister and I loved our visit to the Ptarmigqn on Cairngorm. It was great to see the skiers out in the snow and stepping outside for a short while was quite an experience - not one to be missed. Railway staff were lovely and polite but some of those inside the restaurant were somewhat lacking in professionalism at times. The exhibition is beautiful to watch, it’s like flying on the back of an eagle. Although we are Scottish, we felt the voice over for the exhibition was a bit fast at times for us to fully understand.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 27, 2023
  • Robyn1974
    Ely, United Kingdom43 contributions
    Rode the Funicular on first day of re-opening
    Our host, Mark from The Speyside Hotel mentioned the re-opening of the Funicular. We enjoyed a warm drink in the cafe and bought a few souvenirs from the gift shop. Lucky enough to see a couple of snow buntings on the roof of the main entrance.
    Hi Robyn, thanks for the wee review and delighted that you enjoyed our warm café and seeing the snow buntings was certainly an added bonus. All the best Lorna
    Written March 1, 2023
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    Visited January 2023
    Written February 28, 2023
  • mcr14
    Bracknell, United Kingdom465 contributions
    Making the most of the snow
    Just spent four days on a training course on the mountain. There's not a lot of snow to work with right now, but Cairngorm is open while other resorts have no snow at all. They are working minor miracles with the snow they have to keep enough runs open for skiing and boarding - the piste groomers must be working all hours to keep us happy. The runs that were open were in good condition. Can't fault the service from lift attendants, cafe workers, and everybody else involved in keeping things running in challenging conditions.
    Hi mcr14, thanks for your lovely review and appreciate all the hard work that our staff do in our resort. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best. Lorna
    Written March 14, 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Written March 1, 2023
  • Leigh M
    6 contributions
    Best day of the season so far 😀
    I finally made the trip up to Scotland after seeing that snow was coming and wasn’t disappointed. I arrived on Saturday, keen to get up the mountain on Sunday. I found out pretty quickly that the busses to the mountain don’t run on Sundays but managed to get a ride up and down after putting a message on their fb page. Day 2 was very snowey, 35cm during the day so the mountain closed after a few hours. Day 3 was amazing, lots more snow coverage and more runs and lifts open. It wasn’t too busy and the mountain railway was really handy to get up and down the hill. The snow was great, a bit heavier that what I’m used to in the Canadian Rockies but the groomed slopes were fast and the upper mountain was full of deep powder. This was my 25th ski resort in my 7th country and I think I hit the jackpot as far as it comes to Scottish skiing and I feel so fortunate.
    Hi E5967JPleighm Thanks for your comprehensive review. Unfortunately we have no control of the local bus service and appreciate the major inconvenience on your behalf. We are delighted that you enjoyed our lovely fresh snow/deep powder and we do hope we can welcome you back again. All the best Lorna 😀
    Written March 22, 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Jonofromcas
    Castleford, United Kingdom1,434 contributions
    Glorious views and a great day out.
    The last time I went up Cairngorm was in a cold two person chairlift so the £44 for two tickets was money well spent. Our drive up from Fort William looked as though the clouds would stay and the views would be hidden but as we got closer, the blanket of cloud at the top cleared. As we drove up to base camp, it remained cloudy and Loch Morlich apparently had disappeared. We got on the train and as it climbed, suddenly there was the sun and there were the views. Childhood memories flooded back as we reached the Ptarmigan restaurant. We had no intention of skiing but enjoyed watching others slide around the slopes. The reward for a crunchy walk to the summit occasionally into deeper snow as we passed people on the walk was for simply glorious views and Loch Morlich had reappeared. A further crunchy walk back to the restaurant and we got back on the train for the view ‘down’ and we made sure we got the bottom bench. Immediately the train door opened, we got back on for the up journey, making sure we got to the front behind the driver. To say I loved the day would be the ultimate understatement. For those who think it’s expensive for a train journey, maybe it is, but for the memories you make, for the views you see, priceless.
    Hi Jono Thank you so much for the lovely review and you certainly scored with the weather. We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience/journey and hopefully we can welcome back back again sooner!! All the best Lorna 😀
    Written March 27, 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2023
  • Hercules R
    Ullapool, United Kingdom327 contributions
    What a Treat
    What a treat. I had never been and it was well worth a visit. There was plenty of parking. The toilets were clean and excellent. The funicular railway was well organised. It was quite pricey but well worth it. We had a meal in the cafe at the top. The food was tasty, filling and reasonable value. All the staff were friendly. The viewing platform was worth the admission price alone with spectacular views. We went and saw the exhibition which was a film on a curved screen giving a great panoramic view of the Cairngorms, sensational. Again the ride down was well worth it for the views. As well as skiers etc, there were a lot of bird watchers as well. My wife saw an eagle
    Hi Hercules Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are thoroughly delighted that you enjoyed all our facilities, friendly staff and the spectacular views. Your wife was very lucky to see an eagle. We do hope that you can come back again soon. All the best. Lorna 😀
    Written March 29, 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Heather H
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom424 contributions
    Good afternoon out.
    Easily accessible by public transport, although you do have to plan around the timetable as it isn’t as regular as you may think. However, this made the trip up enjoyable for all as we could sit back and appreciate the view. Good facilities when you get there too. Would go earlier in the morning next time and stop at Rothiemurchus on the way back for a bite and some shopping.
    Hi Heather, thanks for your review. We are delighted that the public transport timings worked well for you and you enjoyed our lovely facilities up here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best. Lorna
    Written April 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 5, 2023
  • Emily bower
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom32 contributions
    Great visit with some slight issues
    Great views from the top and great ride on the train. Gift shop very expensive. Sad dogs can’t go up on the train. Surely they can just nip out of the top station for a wee then be allowed back inside. One person had to miss out on the trip to the top as our dog isn’t fit enough to walk up. Heard lots of other people saying the same thing which is a shame. Cafe and tubing closed. Later found out tubing is only on weekends but no info on cafe on website. Apparently staff issues so we couldn’t get dinner from base camp with our dog. Still a lot of works being done so maybe next time we visit it will be better. Website defo needs updating with cafe opening so people can bring food if it’s not open.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Gregg Birmingham
    Birmingham, United Kingdom91 contributions
    Interesting Experience, Top Station a little lacking
    Four adult family members made the trip up to the mountain railway in May this year. The weather was good. The railway itself is very interesting going up and down the mountain. There is a huge cafe and restaurant at the top. But the viewing areas really feel like an afterthought. The viewing platform facing down the mountain is a bit tricky to find and why did they not build a platform with 360 degree views? Can only face one direction. It’s a bit underwhelming as a viewing area tbh. Would not go up again but was a must do for us who are not good enough walkers to hike closer to the top ourselves.
    Hi GreggSheffield Thank you for taking the time to review us and that you enjoyed the views and mountain railway. There are plans in the pipeline to extend the viewing terrace which will add to the experience. Kind Regards CM
    Written June 5, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 26, 2023
  • lara
    16 contributions
    An Expensive Drink
    Understand that the Funicular Railway has recently re-opened - I went on the group rate of £14 which others in the party considered expensive. The ride up only takes 7/8 minutes and at the top you enter a complex, which comprises a shop, restaurant, gin bar and viewing platform. It was a sunny day but view was still a bit misty from the viewing platform. I would guess that you would get a fantastic view, in the winter with the snow covered peaks. As others have said you can't get out onto the mountain - I don't think this message is clearly articulated, although I understand the rationale. A Gin and Tonic was £7 which is broadly similar to London prices. Nice to sit and ponder the view with a G&T in hand but combining that with the cost of the Funicular, makes it an expensive drink. Having done the Nevis Gondolas, I would recommend that as trip as at least you get out in the air and stretch legs. A very expensive option for families and sadly I think its a one off trip for most.
    We appreciate your feedback and comments. The group rate is a highly discounted rate and we apologise that it did not meet with your expectations in terms of value for money however we are offering a unique experience on the funicular railway. All customers are advised before they purchase their tickets that under the Cairngorm Conservation Plan and the terms and conditions of the ticket for the train there is no outside access permitted except on our outdoor viewing terrace. The weather is out with our control with some days offering different views with a natural variation to enjoy but hopefully always a unique one. Kind Regards The CM Team
    Written June 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 16, 2023
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Terri H
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Arrived just before 8:30 for a days skiing. Started queueing to hire ski's and boots at 8:40. Took over 3 hours of queueing (until 11:45) to get kit to ski. At point of paying we asked whether, as we had lost half the day queueing, would they offer us half day rate (which starts at 12:30). We were told no 'it is what it is, we wouldn't find anything different anywhere else', whilst others asking the same question where told 'hard luck'.

We have been elsewhere and had much, much better more efficient service than here.

Shockingly inefficient service, completely under resourced and incapable of providing an acceptable level of service.

We will not be going here again and would STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST anyone visiting here if you need to hire kit on site.

Some people queued for best part of three hours to then have it announced they had run out of size 9 & 10 boots so no option but to go home.

Once on the slopes huge queues for lifts with lots of stoppages added to shocking day.

Absolute waste of time and money, and very poor advert for Scottish skiing.
Written February 19, 2020
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Hi F1948OUterrih Thank you for your review dated 19th February 2020. Wednesday saw the largest number of customers on site in half term and ordinarily this should have been manageable. However, the weather forecast for higher winds came much earlier than projected resulting in operational challenges. Because of this forecast we sold a set amount of tickets according to the conditions, unfortunately due to the high winds and safety of our customers we had to close the upper tows much earlier therefore causing a “bottle neck” of queues. Our ski hire was extremely busy due to the volume of customers arriving at the same time. The ski hire process is a very time consuming process due to the fitting of boots and adjusting the ski/snowboard bindings which has got to be done correctly complying with health and safety. We are constantly striving to improve the speed going through our equipment hire, especially during the holiday period and can assure you that each person is a valued customer. Kind regards Operations Team
Written February 24, 2020
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Georgia78
Buckinghamshire, UK1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Family
Arrived at 8am and queued for equipment hire for approx 2.5 hours. Very disorganised and it transpired that those who had booked ski school were prioritised so making progress within the queue was very slow. Only 2 staff on boots and 3 staff handing out skis and boards and taking money.
On the slopes by 10:30 and it was absolute mayhem!! Far too many people on the slopes and no space for us to practise safely.
The queues for the lifts were ridiculous but despite this we joined the queue only for the lift to be out of action on 3 occasions so in the end not one member of our group of 8 people managed to use the lift. An absolute rip off at £28 each and not even a part refund offered.

The cafe was over priced .... £4.50 for a sausage roll !?!?! Bring a packed lunch.

To the management team, there’s really no excuse at all for such a shocking service. You clearly have no desire to offer customer satisfaction and this is a real amateur set up. Have some respect for your staff, I spoke to a few of them and they were rushed off their feet. You should be prepared for the very few busy days you have each year and have enough staff in to ensure your customers are dealt with in a reasonable time.

Shout out to Jamie Tuck, this lady was everywhere supporting and assisting customers with a very professional and friendly manner.
Written February 20, 2020
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Hi georgia_078 Thank you for your review dated 20th February 2020. Wednesday the 19th February saw the largest number of customers on site in half term and ordinarily this should have been manageable. However, the weather forecast for higher winds came much earlier than projected resulting in operational challenges. Because of this forecast we sold a set amount of tickets according to the conditions, unfortunately due to the high winds and safety of our customers we had to close the upper tows much earlier therefore causing a “bottle neck” of queues. Our ski hire was extremely busy due to the volume of customers arriving at the same time. The ski hire process is a very time consuming process due to the fitting of boots and adjusting the ski/snowboard bindings which has got to be done correctly complying with health and safety. We are constantly striving to improve the speed going through our equipment hire, especially during the holiday period. Our café prices are comparable to local eateries, however we do have a packed lunch area in our base station. Thank you for the positive comment about our staff member Jamie. Our management team will be reviewing last week’s procedures in anticipation of our next busy period. Kind regards Lorna
Written February 24, 2020
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Go670420
Scotland, UK28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We arrived with our young grandchildren at 08.20 on the 19th Feb to buy tickets for the days skiing. After queuing for almost 3 hours for ski hire we eventually got kitted out at 11.10. Asked if we could get a our ticket refunded to a half day due to the morning being wasted it was a blanket no, really felt aggrieved by this response.

Once on the mountain one of the few lifts operating broke down and queues at the other lifts were awful.

This resort is poorly run with too few staff, badly maintained equipment and generally not fit for purpose.

The staff were trying to do their best but the management really need to take a hard look at what they are providing to their customers. A £150 wasted on a day we had all looked forward to for a while.

Written February 20, 2020
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Hi Go670420 Thank you for your review dated 19th February 2020. Wednesday saw the largest number of customers on site in half term and ordinarily this should have been manageable. However, the weather forecast for higher winds came much earlier than projected resulting in operational challenges. Because of this forecast we sold a set amount of tickets according to the conditions, unfortunately due to the high winds and safety of our customers we had to close the upper tows much earlier therefore causing a “bottle neck” of queues. Our ski hire was extremely busy due to the volume of customers arriving at the same time. The ski hire process is a very time consuming process due to the fitting of boots and adjusting the ski/snowboard bindings which has got to be done correctly complying with health and safety. We are constantly striving to improve the speed going through our equipment hire, especially during the holiday period. Kind regards Cairngorm Team
Written February 24, 2020
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Charlene Hamilton
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
We booked this for a fun family day for me my partner and 2 boys aged 10 and 5. Kyle who is 5 is autistic and non verbal we traveled nearly 50 minutes to be left extremely upset and angry they wouldn’t let my 5year old On the tubing because he can’t wear a mask ! I have spoken to EASS and will be taking this further the staff at the tubing we’re so rude one gentleman in particular when we complained to the manger on duty we where basically told thats just how it is the staff has a personal reason as to why he won’t allow anyone with a mask on. I was in tears and we left after 10 mins my 5 year old didn’t understand what was going on which lend to a total meltdown In The car on the way home which lend to him being sick. I will never return and won’t recommend this venue to anyone this needs to stop and how they treat people with a disability..
Written August 19, 2021
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Dear Chazza2021 We are sorry to learn of your negative experience during your visit to Cairngorm Mountain. Whilst we understand that certain groups are exempt from wearing face coverings under current Scottish Government guidance, we feel that due to the close interaction between our staff and customers we must insist on the wearing of these in areas of our activity where social distancing is not possible. We have a duty of care to both the members of our staff who operate the activity, and our valued customers. With the high prevalence of the virus in the local area it is vital that we maintain COVID security to ensure the safety of everyone at Cairngorm Mountain. Please be assured, this policy is advocated to everyone, and there was no discriminatory intent. We have always tried our best to accommodate all visitors in our activities and as with our other COVID security policies, this will remain under constant review. Susan Smith Interim Chief Executive Cairngorm Mountain (Scotland) Limited
Written August 25, 2021
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mogi760
Oban, UK8 contributions
Jan 2020
This cafe has a fabulous position with a great view....which is partially obscured by the great big snow making machine which emits a smell of diesel. What a pity it wasn’t placed in a different position and be more environmentally friendly. The cafe itself has more of a canteen atmosphere. Metal chairs on a stone floor. Staff were keen to get customers out by 4pm although it says here they are open until 4.30pm. Why close so early? Walkers and skiers would be appreciative of a meal when coming off the hill. There’s a sign saying not to dry wet clothes near the lovely big stove. Could a place not be provided for this? Again, walkers and those skiing would appreciate this. Simple things like providing tea in a tea pot and not a tea bag in a mug makes a big difference. And lastly, why pay for parking? We are your customers!
Written January 11, 2020
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Hi mogi760 . Thank you very much for your recent review on Cairngorm Mountain. As you say, our café has a fabulous position and unfortunately our Snow Factory has been positioned in the corner of our car park for close proximity to the lower slope for our snowmaking. Whilst the location is not ideal, this year it is particularly helpful as to-date it is only the snow from the Snow Factory that has been used by skiers and snowboarders. We are shortly going to be using biofuel which will eliminate any smell from the Snow Factory. During our winter operation/dark nights there is less customer demand for the use of our café, however I can only apologise on behalf of our catering staff for your early departure. Tea pots are no longer used in our café or Cas Bar. The sign regarding wet clothing has been placed on the wall due to a health and safety requirement. Unfortunately we have limited public areas and are not in a position to offer a drying area to our customers. However you can leave your jackets on the hooks provided in the Café and Cas Bar. Our car parking charges are valid from April to October which is used to maintain and improve the car parks here on the mountain, help to fund a range of projects and thereby improve the environment. This funding will be of benefit to all visitors. Kind regards Lorna
Written January 13, 2020
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Hazel M
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Tubing was poor value for money. Left feeling robbed as it had cost £45 for 30 minutes. The slot we had was busy so spent a fair bit of the 30 minutes either queuing or helping our children pull their tubes back up the slope. My husband and I actually only ended up getting 1 go on each slide - not much value for £20 spent. Waited the whole session for a double tube so my son could have a slide with his Dad. My son left in tears because he never got to - the staff were not particularly friendly or helpful, they would not let him have one last go with his Dad when the 30 minutes were up. Wouldn't recommend it as there are so many other options for activities in the area which offer much better value.
Written October 12, 2021
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Karl J
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Solo
Very mixed day. Ticket office lady was very nice. The snow was amazing, slops well groomed and people working on the lifts where all very nice. If I had ended here then I would have rated it 5 out of 5 however when I entered the top restaurant it was a complete let down. No hot food at 1:39pm fridges 3/4 empty, no atmosphere at all in this restaurant. Put a real downer on my overall day. You can’t believe even get a hot or cold drink after 3pm. In future I think I will go to the Lecht or glenshee
Written March 6, 2020
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Hi Resort823874 Thank you for your review and I am delighted that you received a warm welcome from our ticket office staff and our lifties and you enjoyed our well groomed pistes. Our Ptarmigan Restaurant at the Top Station has only just recently opened (due to the full snow coverage and further surface lifts operating) and we had a very limited menu being tea, coffee, soup and sandwiches . Unfortunately, our Ptarmigan Restaurant has been out of action for several months, hence we had technical issues with our coffee machine and our music speakers. At car park level in our Day Lodge we have the Cas Bar and Cairngorm Café open offering a selection of hot food, drinks with open fire (in Cas Bar) and wood burning stove in the café. I sincerely hope that you can come back again to enjoy our cafes along with the wonderful atmosphere. Kind regards Lorna
Written March 18, 2020
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LocationReviewer
4 contributions
Aug 2020
Started at the base camp for a weekend wild camping and it did not disappoint! The primary reason for leaving this review here however is to review the facilities at the base camp. There is a shop where some supplies can be picked up if anything urgently forgotten (in my case, gloves and a hat as these were left by the side of my front door!) The cafe, which was attended on Sunday afternoon was a fantastic return to "civilization" with nice coffee and cakes, just enough to keep the energy levels up before the drive back to Glasgow.

Finally, Graham, the individual who was working on a "meet and greet" basis on arrival to the resort was excellent, he explained the layout of the respective hills, advising on pleasant places to camp and showed a brass relief whilst doing so, to allow for easier visualization. What really sets Graham's customer service apart however is that he in fact remembered me on the Sunday afternoon and asked how the walk was! We had a good brief chat about the route and being unable to locate one of the paths which was stated on our OS map - but never the less, Graham is a real asset to the Cairngorm mountain team. Look forward to riding on the funicular when it's in operation again!
Written August 3, 2020
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Hello CovingDoorLock Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and yes you are quite correct - Graham is a wonderful asset/ambassador to Cairngorm Mountain and I have passed on your comments to Graham. Our shop has a great choice of necessities for the mountain along with gifts, etc and I am chuffed that you enjoyed the coffee and cakes in our takeaway cafe. We look forward to welcoming you back and hopefully Graham will be in charge of the funicular (when it is operating) on your return. Keep safe Lorna
Written August 24, 2020
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mickkaren1231
Corby, UK382 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great location which is obviously popular with skiers. Went here today just for a look with my parents, we drove right up to the cafe to drop my mum off who has difficulty walking and a lovely member of staff helped us with this, then dad was directed to the disabled parking area.

There's a good cafe with great customer service and a little shop that sells a bit of walking and ski gear.

There is plenty of parking, but I would imagine it would get very busy at the weekend and when there's plenty of snow around, today there was only a thin layer.

Overall a pleasant experience with some fabulous views.
Written January 27, 2020
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Hi mickkaren1231. Thank you so much for your fantastic review which will be passed onto the relevant staff. Our staff strive to give our customers good customer care which you received. We do have a very large car park which can fill up when we are fully operational for Snow Sports. I am delighted that you had a pleasant experience and enjoyed our fabulous views. We do look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards Lorna
Written January 28, 2020
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LynseyD
Scotland, UK356 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We visited the Cairngorm mountain on a beautiful summers day to take in the views. There was lots of parking here, with a suggested donation of £2 to park. We also had a light lunch in the cafe and enjoyed it very much- all the food is served in a covid secure way and although the menu is not extensive, the sandwiches and chips we had were excellent and more than enough to keep us going until dinner.
Lots of walks and photo opportunities up at the car park area.
Well worth a visit, even if you aren’t planning on walking up to the top of the mountain!
Written May 30, 2021
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Hi lynspop Thanks for your review and I am chuffed that you had brilliant weather to enjoy our spectacular views + having a very tasty lunch. We do hope you come back again to check out more walks and trying out your photography skills? Kind regards Lorna
Written August 6, 2021
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