Things To Do at CairnGorm Mountain| Natural Retreats
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CairnGorm Mountain Guide

CairnGorm Mountain goes hand-in-hand with adventure, with a wealth of activities across all seasons to get involved with. To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve outlined 3 sample itineraries for you to enjoy.

CairnGorm Mountain is the perfect all-year round destination. Home to Scotland’s only funicular railway and highest restaurant in the summer and transforming into Scotland's favourite snowsports desitnation in the winter. Looking down at the beautiful Loch Morlich from over 3,500ft is a highlight at any time of the year, but there are also guided walks and mountian bike decents in the summer for those looking to explore the mountian environment or take on the fantastic surroundings at speed.


Race Back Down

Kick the day off with a delicious breakfast in The Storehouse Café from 9.30am. After fuelling up travel up Scotland's highest funicular railway to the top station which is nestled just below the summit of the UK's 6th highest mountain. Take a moment to absorb the phenomenal panoramic views at 3,500ft on the viewing terrace. Take part in one of the guided activities on offer; a guided walk to the summit or an exhilarating mountain bike descent down to Aviemore.

Ride The Funicular Up


Hit The Slopes

Where better to enjoy a day on the slopes than Scotland's favourite snowsports destination? If it's your first time make sure to book yourself into lessons at the CairnGorm Mountain Snow School. Fuel up in the Storehouse before picking up your equipment from the hire. Then it's time to meet you instructor and head out to the slopes for the day! Once you've finished putting in your turns for the day make sure to check out the Apres Ski on offer in the local area of Aviemore.

Scotland's Snowsports Playground


Take A Walk On The Wild Side


Highland Wildlife Park

See the polar bears and other animals


Highland Folk Museum

Take a glimpse into the areas past



Take part in the many local activities on the Highland estate


Landmark Adventure Park

Enjoy this theme park in the heart of Carrbridge


Coylumbridge Fun House

Tire kids out with mini-golf, soft play and their video arcade


Strathspey Steam Railway

Take a vintage ride back in time

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CairnGorm Mtn Mountain Ranger

The mountain is so versatile - a natural playground in the summer, and a snowsports paradise in the winter!