Cairngorm Mountain - Freedom of Information

Cairngorm Mountain is an environmental and economic asset for Scotland. It plays a key role in underpinning the local tourism industry, which is a vital component of the economy around Aviemore and Strathspey.

Cairngorm Mountain 

In response to public interest, we publish a wide range of information on Cairngorm into a single resource, which you can access through the links below. 


Cairngorm Mountain - a vision for 2030

Feasibility assessment and strategic plan

HIE commissioned US-based consultants SE Group in 2018 to study Cairngorm’s potential as a premier Scottish ski centre and visitor attraction, and identify potential investments that would maximise its drawing power and contribution to the local economy. 

In light of this, SE Group were asked to review their findings and address immediate priorities for investment at Cairngorm while the funicular is not running.

SE Group’s new findings, published here as an addendum to their original report, again focus on investments with the greatest potential impact to improve the visitor experience and generate more business.

Please note that under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (“EIRs”), Regulations 10(5)(c) (intellectual property) and 10(5)(e) (confidentiality)  the Drivetime report has been removed from Appendix 2, this Experian report can be can be obtained from Experian on commercial terms by contacting Experian at Riverleen House, Electric Avenue, Nottingham, NG80 1RH. Tel: 0115 901 600 or at