Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

4.2
#1 of 41 in Winter Sports in United Kingdom
Whether riding the funicular, walking, skiing, or climbing, you have a range of options for exploring Cairngorm Mountain. One of the UK's highest mountains, it offers commanding views of the Strathspey region and the town of Aviemore from its 1,245 m (4,084 ft) peak. The funicular railway provides the least strenuous means of achieving the vista. If you're up for a physical challenge, take one of the hiking trails to the peak. The circuit of the cliff tops is particularly well regarded for its views of the Northern Corries in the Cairngorm range. If you visit in winter, the mountain offers one of the best options for skiing in the UK. The infrastructure includes more than a dozen lifts and about three dozen named runs. Whichever time of year you're traveling here, check the weather, because high winds can shut down the facilities and make outdoor activities treacherous. Make Cairngorm Mountain part of your personalized Aviemore itinerary using our Aviemore trip planner.
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  • Yep, that’s right, my 3rd Munro. Absolutely no value to you, but I loved it. I was also on the top in a t shirt. Not bad considering the 176mph recorded max wind speed (not when I was there)  more »
  • The ranger running the walk, Ruari, was very good and knew his Cairngorm (or, more accurately, Monadh Ruadh) onions, regaling our group with interesting and quirky information. The day was overcast an...  more »
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  • Nice area for hill walking and there is a little ski pist available and I think it's good only for training and mostly not in off snow there. 😎🎿 Today we went there for winter course and I was a great day.
  • Lovely hikes with a warm meal available at the end of your hike in the ski centre
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