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Cairngorm Mountain

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 Lift1,245m4,085ft
Resort Height537m1,762ft
 Nearest AirportsInverness and Aberdeen
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Cairngorm Mountain

The Scottish ski resort of Cairngorm Mountain is at an altitude of 537m1,762ft.

Summary

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.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

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 3km2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Coire na Ciste Gully'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Cairngorm Mountain?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 3 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Cairngorm Mountain Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 7 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 8 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
11
Cross Country
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
12

Altitudes

Cairngorm Mountain Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,245m4,085ft
Lowest Piste537m1,762ft
Resort Altitude (Cairngorm Mountain)537m1,762ft
Max Vertical708m2,323ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Cairngorm Mountain
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Location and Map

Where is Cairngorm Mountain?

This ski resort is in Highland, Scotland, Scotland.

Map

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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.

Infrastructure

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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Cairngorm Mountain, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Cairngorm Mountain Tourist Office for the latest.

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