Ski Cairngorm to access some of the best snow in Scotland. With spectacular natural settings in the Scottish Highlands, skiing and snowboarding in Scotland doesn't get much better than the slopes on offer here.
Even as a warm-up, ski Cairngorm and you will see a huge transformation. Now better than ever, with the north facing corries and slopes now accessible via the new funicular railway. It's easy to get there by car, train and bus, with rail links to Inverness, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, while you can fly into Inverness from London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.
Excellent option for a ski weekend just a few hours away
Perfect for learning as beginner if the snow and weather are good.
Costs are a lot cheaper on the slopes and for apres-ski!
WE DON'T LIKE
Can get mighty cold on the slopes and with no trees and and winds reaching 100mph conditions can get icy and barren
Limited runs for the experts - but great for beginners and intermediates.
Crowds on a weekend can slow down your getting up the slopes.
SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5
On the slopes
You can ski Cairngorm any time between December and March, depending on the snowfall. 2008/9 was particularly good snow. There is plenty here for both skiers and snowboarders, with over 30km of ski runs and a fully maintained snowboard fun park. From beginner to expert, everyone will find something here to enjoy. There's also cross-country, telemark, ski touring and ski mountaineering available in the area, and a good ski school.
Off the slopes
Whatever type of ski accommodation you are looking for, you'll find it here in the Cairngorm ski resort - or rather in Aviemore. You can choose from bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, hotels, self-catering, log cabins, camping, caravanning or a hostel. There are some great choices for food and drinks on the mountain, including the Cas Bar, which can be found in the Day Lodge at CairnGorm Mountain, and The Ptarmigan Restaurant, which at 1097m is the highest restaurant in the UK.