Based in the heart of the magnificent Cairngorms National Park, Cairngorm Mountain is an activity centre offering both summer and winter sports. In the summer you can enjoy such things as guided walks, adventure play and tubing. While in the winter snowsports season, skiers and snowboarders head up the slopes for some adrenaline-filled fun. Whatever the time of year you visit this mountain has so much to offer. So why not plan to head along and enjoy some good, fresh Scottish air and scenery.
And when the winter sets in hopefully so does the snow, opening up some of the most fun snow sports in Scotland. With the addition of the white powder the mountain landscape morphs into something new. And with it come those who enjoy speeding down the slopes on a set of skis or a snowboard. However, in the times of waiting for some snow, a technical snowmaking structure is taken advantage of. This sees the ‘Lower Snow Zone’ made usable for winter sports lovers.
And when the snow arrives a variety of runs open and makes use of the 11 ski lifts that operate. Here you can access a choice of red, black, blue and green runs when enjoying some Cairngorm Mountain skiing and snowboarding. And of course, when you tackle these there are spectacular views to behold on a clear day. Panoramas of the park can be seen with Loch Morlich glistening in the valley below. It is a truly exhilarating experience that leaves you energised and full of delight. Whatever your level there is something for everyone.
Additionally, there is a cafe you can visit to refuel. Found on level 2 of the Day Lodge, it serves hot and cold food and a variety of drinks. And with a cosy wood-burning stove it provides a lovely spot to warm up on a cold winters day. Be it a quick bite or a sit-down lunch you can choose from a variety of dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.
Furthermore, there is the Cairngorm Mountain shop. This offers a great choice of outdoor gear and accessories. Choose from items such as locally handmade crafts, art and homeware or branded souvenirs. And if it is outdoor goods you are looking for they stock a good range of top brands ready to help equip you for the mountain.
So if you want a good day in the great Scottish outdoors, head to the Cairngorm Mountian. Located just 9 miles from Aviemore, 1 hour from Inverness and a 2.5hrs drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh it makes it accessible to a wide range of people. All you need to do now is get planning.