Cairngorm Mountain

Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore: Hours, Address, Cairngorm Mountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Cairngorm Mountain
4.5
Mountains • Ski & Snowboard Areas
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Cairngorm Mountain offers Winter skiing and snowboarding whilst in Summer guests can enjoy activities such as guided walks or simply enjoy the views from 2083ft. Visit our café based level 2 of the Day Lodge which offers a great meeting point for all. For families we have the Adventure Play & Tubing Park which is a must do activity if you are visiting Cairngorm Mountain and the Aviemore area this summer. Located just outside the Day Lodge at base of the ski area our Adventure Play & Tubing Park offers visitors an exhilarating, high-speed experience with incredible views over Loch Morlich and the Spey Valley. Our shop based at ground level of the Day Lodge has a great selection of outdoor clothing, gloves, hats, sunglasses, post cards, pocket money gifts. Check our website for opening times. CURRENTLY THE FUNICULAR RAILWAY STRUCTURE IS UNDER REPAIR WITH THE EXPECTATION OF IT BEING REINSTATED BY AUTUMN 2022.
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Ian M
Rye, UK9 contributions
Great day out.
Oct 2021
Really enjoyed our day up the mountain was recommended to us by our hotel receptionist as something for a day out. Really enjoyed our day.
Written 25 November 2021
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DJ Joshie
Aberdeen, UK311 contributions
Lentil Soup Made It!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Myself & my Girlfriend were driving around the Cairngorms and fancied a snack in-between getting soaked in the rain, it wasn't very busy but the weather wasn't nice at all, the staff were really friendly, welcoming & even had the log fire on. Great to get out of the rain and sit infront of the fire, the cafe's soup of the day was Lentil... which is my favourite.

So whats better on a cold day than soup & a coffee, whilst admiring the foggy day being so high in the highlands. Once again the staff were so friendly & willing to go the extra mile and with it not being busy they were so chatty. The soup was delicious along with a roll & butter, all in all a great experience.

Hopefully when it snows again I will be back up enjoying the scenery and especially when the funicular reopens next year... can't wait!
Written 31 October 2021
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Hi djjoshie Thanks so much for your lovely review and we are delighted that you received a very warm welcome from our staff and you enjoyed our delicious soup. Hopefully the snow isn't too far away and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Lorna
Written 15 November 2021
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Adam W
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
Tubing - the Pros and Cons
Oct 2021 • Family
Pros: Two really fast slides, so a real hit with the kids and adults alike. A small tube slide for smaller kids that are scared of the big ones. So something for everyone. Facility looks brand new, so really nice. Also a small playground bit as well for kids to climb on.

Cons:Tubing session was pretty short at 30 mins, when the group of 15 are all waiting for everyone to go down the first slide. The signage for instructions could be a lot more helpful as there was no need to start at the top and could go down to the lower kids slide or the duo slide from the start. Guys pushing people off were pretty grumpy.
Written 21 October 2021
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Hi adamwH2767YZ Thank you for sharing your experience at the Adventure Play & Tubing Park. Your constructive feedback is greatly appreciated and has been passed onto our management team to consider for the future of this activity. We look forward to seeing you at Cairngorm Mountain again soon. Kind regards Lorna
Written 27 October 2021
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Hazel M
1 contribution
Tubing poor value
Oct 2021 • Family
Tubing was poor value for money. Left feeling robbed as it had cost £45 for 30 minutes. The slot we had was busy so spent a fair bit of the 30 minutes either queuing or helping our children pull their tubes back up the slope. My husband and I actually only ended up getting 1 go on each slide - not much value for £20 spent. Waited the whole session for a double tube so my son could have a slide with his Dad. My son left in tears because he never got to - the staff were not particularly friendly or helpful, they would not let him have one last go with his Dad when the 30 minutes were up. Wouldn't recommend it as there are so many other options for activities in the area which offer much better value.
Written 12 October 2021
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Lisa H
scotland2 contributions
Grear fun but not enough time.
Sep 2021 • Family
Great fun at the tubing today although if I were to offer advice for improvement, I would increase the slot time to 45 minutes.

Young children take a while to get back up the hill so my children were disappointed that they did not get as many shots as they would have liked.
Written 25 September 2021
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Hi LMHScotland Thank you for your review and advice which has been passed onto our management team. Kind regards Lorna
Written 27 September 2021
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Greg F
Inverness, UK6 contributions
Great drive great view & tubing was fun.
Sep 2021 • Family
Went tubing with my son.

Great value , wouldn’t think 30 minutes was long enough but we managed around 20 goes on the slides.

People helping were great, friendly and polite.

Coffee on the cafe was ok.

Clean facilities.
Written 18 September 2021
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Hi beardedscot Thanks for your review and we are delighted that you found our staff friendly and polite. You certainly got a good work out on our tubing slide! We strive in keeping our facilities clean and we do get very good feedback on our coffee. We do hope you come back again soon. Kind regards Lorna
Written 27 September 2021
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richardford2017
Exeter, UK128 contributions
Lots of development and repairs
Sep 2021
When we visited there was a lot of development and repairs on the main site, so not fully open. We were told that would be later this year. On the positive side, some of the walks are open and we went a few miles just to experience the beauty of the Cairngorms. The weather was sunny and we could see for miles. The café was open too and we had some cake and coffee, both excellent.

The views while enjoying our refreshments from the terrace were fantastic and we could understand why the region is so popular. We love our skiing, so a trip to see the region in winter is now a must.

Disruption now, but, when the work is finished we are sure it will bring the resort into the 21st century
Written 15 September 2021
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Hi Richard Thank you for your review. There is a lot of work being done on our funicular track which should be ready for Autumn 2022. We are very lucky with our stunning views up here and our visitors make many return visits. Glad that you enjoyed the coffee and cake and we do look forward to welcoming you back again whether a summer/winter visitor. Kind regards Lorna
Written 15 September 2021
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SirPaul1
Brockenhurst, UK36 contributions
Looking forward to returning
Sep 2021
Visited Sep 2021 - a lot of work currently going on to fix the railway and buildings. Currently due to re-open Dec 2021 for the ski season but a visit to the cafe and amazing views are good enough for now!
Written 11 September 2021
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Hi Paul Thank you for your review. Yes there is a huge amount of work being done on our funicular track. Unfortunately the funicular won't be open till Autumn 2022. Kind regards Lorna
Written 13 September 2021
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Amandad
17 contributions
Fun for the kids but masks for kids a let down
Aug 2021 • Family
Myself, Husband & Children was forced to wear a face mask OUTSIDE, we get there is rules & regulations but my husband is exempt and was told he must wear one as did my little girl and both really struggled! Especially carrying the rubber rings around & up and down stairs.This was a let down to our long drive there but negativity aside the family enjoyed tubing & the men workers there were very nice.
Written 25 August 2021
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Hi Amanda Thank you for your review & glad that you received a warm welcome from our tubing staff. Whilst we understand that certain groups are exempt from wearing face coverings under current Scottish Government guidance, we feel that due to the close interaction between our staff and customers we must insist on the wearing of these in areas of our activity where social distancing is not possible. We have a duty of care to both the members of our staff who operate the activity, and our valued customers. With the high prevalence of the virus in the local area it is vital that we maintain COVID security to ensure the safety of everyone at Cairngorm Mountain and as with our other COVID security policies, this will remain under constant review. Kind regards Lorna
Written 31 August 2021
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Daydream647462
24 contributions
Tubing fun
Jul 2021 • Family
Booked the day before for a family of 4 to do the tubing at 3.30. Staff all friendly and helpful , especially the guy in the shop where we redeemed tickets for bracelets (my kids loved these) . You have to wear masks during the tubing which is a bit of a pain trying to keep one on a 6yr old who is doing a physical activity but actually we were pleased to have them on when the midges came out so be warned to bring some spray with you. The 6yr old didn’t fancy going down the big ride by herself so we meaning doubled up on the cliff hanger . The longer ride was c fast too . We had a great time, the only gripe is that 30mins didn’t quite feel long enough, 45mins would have been perfect for us
Written 23 August 2021
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Hi Daydream647462 Thanks for your great review and delighted that you found are staff and our chap in the shop very friendly and helpful. When there is no wind, we do suffer from midges so spray and nets are always recommended. The tubing is a very popular activity for all ages. We do hope you come back again soon. Kind regards Lorna
Written 25 August 2021
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