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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. 2019 brings a new snow factory to Cairngorm Mountain to provide base station level skiing for beginners accessed with a rope tow. The snow created will also help provide access from the lower slopes to the mid station for the upper lifts.

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. 2019 sees the introduction of a snow factory to provide guaranteed skiing on the beginner slopes throughout the season.

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.
 

Ski Hire by Cyclehighlands Ltd

6. Ski Hire by Cyclehighlands Ltd

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

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The Pavilion

Ballater

Ski Hire from SkiBraemar

7. 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

Braemar

Funicular Railway - Cairngorm Mountain

8. Funicular Railway - Cairngorm Mountain

The funicular railway and Ptarmigan building are closed whilst we undertake detailed structural inspections on the railway. We ap...

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Cairngorm Mountain

Aviemore

Glenshee Ski Centre - Skiing  and  Snowboarding

9. Glenshee Ski Centre - Skiing and Snowboarding

Scotland's largest ski area with varied terrain from the invitingly easy to surprisingly steep! 40km's of pistes over 3 valleys an...

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Cairnwell

Braemar

Highland Yaks - Adventure Transport

10. Highland Yaks - Adventure Transport

Highland Yaks provides a transport and logistics service for your outdoor adventures. Transfers, shuttles and logistics for - Cano...

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185 Dalnabay

Aviemore

Goodbrand  and  Ross Ski Hire

11. Goodbrand and Ross Ski Hire

Ideally located for the Lecht ski centre, we have a good selection of skis, boards and accessories in a variety of sizes (adult a...

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Corgarff

Strathdon

British Association Snowsport Instructors Ltd

12. 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

G2 Outdoor Ltd

13. G2 Outdoor Ltd

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

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Delfour Hatchery

Aviemore

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

14. 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 sno...

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Full On Adventure ltd

Aviemore

Ski and Snowboard with G2 Outdoor

15. 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

Aviemore

Lecht Ski Centre - Winter Activities

16. Lecht Ski Centre - Winter Activities

Lecht 2090 is based 2090 feet (645m) above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. The Lecht Activity Centre is situa...

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Lecht Ski Centre

Strathdon

Skiing and Snowboarding - Active Outdoor Pursuits Snowsports School

17. Skiing and Snowboarding - Active Outdoor Pursuits Snowsports School

Active Outdoor Pursuits Snowsports SchoolThe snowsports programmes for groups and individuals is run at Lecht Ski Centre, Cairngor...

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Cairngorms Adventure Centre

Aviemore

Loch Insh Watersports - Snow sports

18. Loch Insh Watersports - Snow sports

On site dry slope with ski and board hire available. New this year, we also have tube rings.Instruction can be provided on site or...

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Loch Insh

Kincraig

Glenmore Lodge-Skiing and Snowboarding

19. 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

Aviemore

20. Cairngorm Adventure Guides

13 Railway Terrace,AviemoreT. 07736 933169

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