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Skier gliding down snow covered hill at Cairngorm Mountain Resort

Cairngorm Mountain

Based just outside of Aviemore, Cairngorm Mountain is an environmental and economic asset for Scotland

A unique asset for Scotland

Cairngorm is a place of outstanding natural beauty - a wild mountain environment that is home to many examples of flora and fauna.

As a mountain resort, it is also a key driver of the economy of Strathspey and Badenoch, at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

In public ownership through HIE, Cairngorm estate has strong potential to grow and sustain its reputation as one of Scotland’s most important tourist destinations, attracting thousands of visitors every year and playing a key role in the country’s mountain resort sector.

We're committed to both protecting and enhancing Cairngorms wonderful natural environment. We're also working to optimise the mountain's positive impact on the local economy by helping to build a sustainable resort business that caters to thousands of visitors every year.

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Strengthening the future of Cairngorm Mountain

Cairngorm will benefit from more than £20 million to make it a year-round attraction, generating significant economic benefits for the local area and Scotland’s tourism sector.

Funded by the Scottish Government and HIE, more than £16 million of the investment will be used to support reinstatement of Scotland’s only funicular railway and bring it back into service during winter 2021-22.




Cairngorm is more than a mountain. It’s at the heart of the community and a key driver of the local economy, providing high quality jobs and supporting the wider tourism sector in Strathspey and Badenoch.
Charlotte Wright, chief executive, HIE

Masterplanning: creating a shared vision for the future

The final round of public consultation to inform a new long-term masterplan for Cairngorm Estate has now concluded.

Specialists commissioned by HIE drafted a vision and strategy document, drawing on public engagement that took place online and in Badenoch and Strathspey communities in February and March. Further public consultation then took place through an online questionnaire between July and August 2020, inviting anyone with an interest in Cairngorm’s future, as both an environmental and economic asset for Scotland, to comment. The results will be published later this year.

About Cairngorm


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million visitors to Cairngorms National Park each year


the number of jobs supported by Cairngorm Mountain

Cairngorm Mountain - Freedom of Information

In response to public interest, we are gathering a wide range of information on Cairngorm into a single resource.

Cairngorm Mountain - Freedom of Information
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Cairngorm Mountain Scotland

Visit the Cairngorm Mountain Scotland website for the latest snow reports, ski conditions and information on year round activities available on the mountain.

Cairngorm Mountain Scotland

Cairngorms National Park

Find out what's on in and around the wider area of the Cairngorms National Park.

Cairngorms National Park
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