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Cairngorm Mountain

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Cairngorm Mountain Ski Resort Guide

Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,245m
Resort Height537m
 Nearest AirportsInverness and Aberdeen
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Cairngorm Mountain

The ski area of Cairngorm Mountain is at an altitude of 537m.


Cairngorm Mountain has direct access to 23 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Cairngorm Mountain offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Cairngorm Mountain.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Cairngorm Mountain is 3km long and the most difficult run is the 'Coire na Ciste Gully'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Cairngorm Mountain?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Cairngorm Mountain.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Cairngorm Mountain

Ski Area Stats

Cairngorm Mountain Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Cairngorm Mountain Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,245m
Lowest Piste537m
Resort Altitude (Cairngorm Mountain)537m
Max Vertical708m

Ski Slope Aspects


Cairngorm Mountain has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Cairngorm Mountain
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Cairngorm Mountain?

This ski resort is in Highland, Scotland, Scotland.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Cairngorm Mountain is Inverness, 76 minutes drive away.

Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 8,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Cairngorm Mountain open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November (Fully weather dependent - sometimes opens in November), and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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