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Skiing and Snowboarding in the Cairngorms National Park

Your one-stop guide to skiing and snowboarding in the Cairngorms National Park.  The Cairngorms National Park is home to 3 of Scotland’s 5 ski centres – CairnGorm Mountain, Glenshee and The Lecht.

CairnGorm Mountain near Aviemore is the best known of the ski and snowboard areas in the National Park.  It is also the highest and holds the snow well throughout the season.  There is lots of variety at CairnGorm Mountain and the terrain park’s, kickers and rails have attracted some of Britain’s best snowboarders and skiers to the area.

The Lecht lies on the A939 between Tomintoul and Strathdon and has something for everyone.  It is particularly good for families and beginners with excellent nursery slopes and even a magic carpet to help get you started!  The Lecht also has a great park for skiers and snowboarders who wish to test their skills on the jumps and rails.

Glenshee lies on the A93 near Braemar on the road from Blairgowrie.  Glenshee is the largest ski and snowboard area in Scotland and home to the infamous Tiger, one of the most challenging black runs around.  Glenshee also has lots of terrain – both natural and manmade - to keep all abilities happy with endless gullies, bowls, jumps and hits to explore.  On a clear day the views across the Cairngorms National Park are a sight to behold. 

For those who wish to leave the lifts and the crowds behind, the Cairngorms National Park offers endless opportunities for ski touring and back country exploring just make sure you check the weather forecast and avalanche report before you go and ensure you have all the right equipment and know how to use it!  There are lots of guides and training courses available in the area to make sure that you can make the most of the snow in the Cairngorms National Park in safety so why not give them a try?

See the list below for businesses to help you make the most of Snowsports in the Cairngorms National Park.

Glenmore Lodge-Skiing and Snowboarding

7. Glenmore Lodge-Skiing and Snowboarding

We are Scotlands's National Outdoor Training Centre based in the foothills of the Cairngorm mountains. There is a strong tradition...

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Glenmore Lodge


Ski and Snowboard with G2 Outdoor

8. Ski and Snowboard with G2 Outdoor

We have been established as a Ski/Snowboard School for 10 years and we only employ the best instructors to give you the best learn...

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Delfour Hatchery


G2 Outdoor Ltd

9. G2 Outdoor Ltd

Awesome Outdoor Activities - Canyoning, Gorge Walking, White Water Rafting, Zip Trek Adventure and Ski mountaineering....

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Delfour Hatchery


The Northern Movement Snowboard School

10. The Northern Movement Snowboard School

Safe, friendly and relaxed snowboard lessons in Scotland. Private and group lessons in Cairngorms, Glencoe, Glenshee and Lowther H...

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Alpine or Nordic - On Piste or Off - Full On Adventure

11. Alpine or Nordic - On Piste or Off - Full On Adventure

New - XC nordic track Ski rentals now available. You pick up or we bring them to you. We have qualified and experienced ski and s...

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Full On Adventure ltd


Active Outdoor Pursuits - Skiing and Snowboarding

12. Active Outdoor Pursuits - Skiing and Snowboarding

Free transport to Cairngorm when you book ski lessons. Active offer an exciting range of snowsports including, skiing, snowboardi...

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Craigower Lodge Outdoor Centre


British Association Snowsport Instructors Ltd

13. British Association Snowsport Instructors Ltd

BASI is the OFFICIAL TRAINING and GRADING BODY for Snowsport Instructors and Coaches in the United Kingdom and has been offering...

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Morlich House

Grantown on Spey

Ski Hire by Cyclehighlands Ltd

14. Ski Hire by Cyclehighlands Ltd

Cyclehighlands provides winter sports rental from our Braemar base during the ski season....

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The Pavilion


Ski Hire from SkiBraemar

15. Ski Hire from SkiBraemar

SkiBraemar provides snowsport rental for Glenshee and Lecht visitors. Based roadside in Braemar the hire is operated by Cyclehighl...

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Victoria Hall


16. Glenshee Ski Centre

Cairnwell,Braemar,Spittal of GlensheeT. 013397 41320

17. Aviemore Ski and Snowboard Hire

Myrtlefield Shopping Centre,Grampian Road,AviemoreT. 01479 811711

18. Compass Christian Centre Outdoor Activities

Glenshee Lodge,Spittal of GlensheeT. 01250 885209

19. Freshtracks Glenshee Ski and Board Hire and Shop

Freshtracks Glenshee,Glenshee Ski Centre,Spittal of GlensheeT. 01250 882277

20. Braemar Mountain Sports

5 Invercauld Road,BraemarT. 013397 41242

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