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Cairngorms, ski resort, Scotland

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The village of Aviemore is located in the Cairngorms National Park, at the head of the Speyside Way in north east Scotland.  It is well known for its Cairngorm Ski Resort and its beautiful surroundings in the Highlands of Scotland. Visitors to this resort may reach this range of mountains by car, bus or train. The closest train station is in Aviemore and the nearest airport is in Inverness, about 50km from Cairngorm Ski resort.

Cairngorm is considered to be the “spiritual” home of winter sports in all of Britain. High profile names like Emma Carrick-Anderson, Baxter Boys and Lesley McKenna are all from this area. Mountain biking is popular here in summer season. Accommodation is available in the village of Aviemore.

Cairngorm Ski Resort

In winter, when the weather permits, Cairngorm gets many weeks of perfect ski conditions. At other times, South-eastern gales may bring too much snow and high pressure conditions with days of horizontal rain and snow storms. Timing is the key in enjoying this remarkable resort. People travelling to this area can easily get accommodations in the village of Aviemore and the surrounding areas.

Cairngorm is spread out over an incredible area of 2086 acres of land on the breathtaking slopes of the Cairngorms National Park. The summit is 1097 metres and the vertical drop is about 548 metres.

There are 36 trails/runs/pistes rated Beginners – 30%, Intermediate – 40% and Advanced – 30%. There are 2 chair lifts, 13 surface lifts and a funicular (incline) railway.  Activities here include skiing, snowboarding, Freestyle, Racing and Backcountry skiing. Courses are available here for all activities.

A terrain park is included in this resort along with 60 km of land for cross country skiing. For visitors and their families, there are twenty restaurants and twenty five bars.


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