The North facing corries and slopes of CairnGorm offer one of the most spectacular settings for winter sports in Scotland. CairnGorm is a resort which suits all standards, from first day beginner to seasoned expert, the new funicular railway provides quick access to the higher lying nursery slopes. With 33 runs, 12 lifts, 1 funicular railway and a snowboard terrain park including jumps, ramps, rails and half pipes depending on snow conditions, these characteristics make CairnGorm Scotland's favourite winter sport resort for holidays. There will be 2 additional, short, trainer tows in place by next season. They will be placed near the Ptarmigan building and be approximately 150m long.
FIS World Cup Snowboarder Lesley McKenna from Aviemore says "CairnGorm has to be one of the best places to snowboard in the world".
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The winter season on CairnGorm Mountain is just about on us and we are looking forward to lots of the white stuff. Our season officially opens on 20th December 2006.
[This page was last updated on 2 November, 2006. This news could be out of date.]
|Traverse & Coire Cas
|Mix of blue and green |
|Great cruising run |
|FIS approved race piste. Fast red run |
|Excellent Beginners run|
CairnGorm Mountain is open all year round, wind and weather permitting.
The only day we close is Christmas Day.
Opening times for New Years Day are from 10.00am - 3.00pm.
During the summer the Funicular Railway operates to a timetable. First train up is at 10.00, last train up at 16.30 and the last train down at 17.15.
There is no access from the Top station, onto the mountain during the non-snowboarding season.
Equipment Hire Adult 1 Day (Prices for 2006/07 season)
Helmet £ 5.50
Boots £ 6.50
S/B and Boots £17.00
Jacket £ 7.50
Trousers £ 7.50
Snowboard Only £14.00
Performance snowboard only £21.00
The Works £29.00
Equipment Hire Junior 1 Day
(Under 16 years of age)
Helmet £ 4.00
Boots £ 5.00
S/B and Boots £13.00
Jacket £ 5.50
Trousers £ 5.50
Snowboard Only £10.00
The Works £21.00
The Works'includes Snowboard/Boots plus Jacket and Trousers
Due to the nature of the weather in Scotland, ticket prices alter, dependent on snow cover.
For those wishing to learn to snowboard, Amanda and Mike Shepherd run our snowboard school.
To contact them e-mail thesnowboardschool.co.uk
or visit www.thesnowboardschool.co.uk
To contact them directly on the mountain, please call 01479861319 or mobile: 07881988480.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS ON CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN
MOUNTAIN BASE/ CAR PARK LEVEL
The "Cas Bar" licensed restaurant in the Day Lodge offers soup, hot meals and sandwiches, drinks, and baking. The licensed bar offers a selection of drinks including Gluwein and locally brewed beers from the Cairngorm Brewery in Aviemore.
The "SHIELING" at the mid-station is a packed lunch area, at weekend and holidays. During the week only the toilets are open.
THE PTARMIGAN RESTAURANT
Provides a self service style menu of wholesome traditional Scottish fare, hot soup, sandwiches, and baking and a selection of local and international beers and wines in the bar.
There are two shops on the mountain. The main shop is situated in the Ptarmigan building at the top of the Funicular Railway. The smaller shop, "Mountain Shop" is situated next to the "Cas Bar" in the Day lodge, and contains the essentials we all forget, gloves, hats, goggles, leashes etc.
The slope page for Cairngorm Mountain can be administered by dunx (Dunx), stu (Stu Brass), spencer (Spencer Claridge) and office (Office).
Slope type: Outdoor Snow. Status: Open
Cairngorm Mountain Ltd.
Cairngorm Ski Area
Tel: 01479 861261
Fax: 01479 861207
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