Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Cairngorm

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Overall Rating: 3.2

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 52.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.9
  • Nightlife
  • 1.9

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 100%
  • Beginner
  • 67%
  • Families
  • 67%
  • Intermediate
  • 100%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 67%
  • Advanced
  • 67%

Helpful Highlights:

We spent a few days skiing at Glenshee & Nevis but really wanted to go to Cairngorm as it advertises itself as such a good place to ski. To be fair the loca...

  • 1

    POOR

    by harry bowyer - 6th March 2014

    Pros: none

    Cons: expensive, overcrowded

    We spent a few days skiing at Glenshee & Nevis but really wanted to go to Cairngorm as it advertises itself as such a good place to ski. To be fair the loca... Full review

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  • 2

    cairngorm

    by hanks tom - 20th February 2014

    Pros: friendly staff

    Cons: ridiculous waiting time for rubbish lifts

    not child or beginner friendly, needs some short travel button pulls at base station to encourage and build confidence for beginners. you may as well becau... Full review

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  • 3

    Good skiing - queues terrible

    by scapa99 - 7th December 2010

    Pros: Funicular Railway, Long Runs

    Cons: Large Queues, Visibility unpredictable

    Payment system badly managed. A typical example of how this country has no clue how to handle large volumes of people, however efforts to improve are clear... Full review

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  • 3

    Have a great time at CairnGorm

    by Sal Black - 18th December 2008

    Pros: Great atmosphere, nice people, skiing can be anytime from November to May

    Cons: Very unreliable snow, extreme weather, when good - fantastic, when bad - hmmmm

    CairnGorm is the ski area above Aviemore, which is a popular year round resort. There's a lot to do here and skiing and boarding are a small part of that s... Full review

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