Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

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#1 of 8 in Winter Sports in Scotland
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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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  • We did the tubing with a 6 and 7 year old. We all went on the big slides. We had a lot of fun going down the slides together. Slides aren't very long but they're quite fast and the setting is... 
    We did the tubing with a 6 and 7 year old. We all went on the big slides. We had a lot of fun going down the slides together. Slides aren't very long but they're quite fast and the setting is...  more »
  • Popped up for a short visit between seasons. Very friendly staff, especially Jamie who gave us a warm welcome when we walked in. Amazing views of course; we'll be back soon. 
    Popped up for a short visit between seasons. Very friendly staff, especially Jamie who gave us a warm welcome when we walked in. Amazing views of course; we'll be back soon.  more »
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  • Go prepared. Midge spray/net. Walking boots. Drink. And clothes for all weather. After you've done that you'll find some amazing views after enjoying the steep walk up. From the cairngorm Cafe the walk goes up the "windy ridge". There is a rocky path all the way so no need for maps or GPS really. All the way to the top isn't far but it is steep walk. Near the top there is a ski station then take the walk straight up to the top. Coming down is easier but think of your knees! We had clear weather then cloud above then rain so plan for it all. If there is wind it will come in quick but pass too.
  • Incredible part of the Country the views are just breathtaking. We are a Family of five with a Little dog and we ended up visiting the mountain three days in a row With great adventures had each time. A must go place for all.

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