Skiing in Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom

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Cairngorm is the sixth highest mountain in the United Kingdom. Giving upon the town of Aviemore, which is at about 16 km/10 mi away, Cairngorm is situated in the Highlands of Scotland. Cairngorm ski resort has the reputation of being one of the most attractive and most challenging ski resorts in the UK.

Offering one of the best terrains in Scotland and with over 30 km / 18 mi of slopes, Cairngorm ski resort is the largest one. Situated in United Kingdom’s largest National Park, it provides the most popular skiing area.

The top lift is at 1080 m / 3543 ft, the bottom lift is at 550 m /1804 ft and there is a vertical drop of about 530 m / 1738 ft. It consists of 35 ski runs, 11 green, 11 red, 10 blue and 3 black pistes. There are also 11 lifts serving the resort, including the funicular train, the only mountain railway in Scotland, transferring skiers or visitors from the Base Station up to the Ptarmigan Top Station within 10 minutes.

If we had to notice a disadvantage, that would be the completely unpredictable weather but this is the major problem of any ski resort in Scotland. As for beginners, a ski school is available as well. Visitors have the opportunity to find a wide range of accommodation, bars, restaurants, cafes, ski schools and shops at Aviemore.