Just two and a half miles away from our Glenmore Campsite, you’ll find Cairngorm Mountain. With fantastic views and snowfall, the mountain is one of the top destinations for skiing in Scotland. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, looking for a holiday filled with snowsports, camping in Aviemore is a great option.
The Cairngorm Mountain Resort, also referred to as Aviemore ski resort, is the most spectacular ski resort in Scotland. The snow in the Cairngorms lasts longer than any of the other Scotland ski resorts, which may be the reason the resort has more season ticket holders than any other.
From our Glenmore campsite, it’s less than a 10-minute drive to the Cairngorm Mountain car park. Alternatively, a bus stop just outside of the campsite entrance has a service which takes you directly to the mountain car park.
Cairngorm Mountain is great for skiers of all abilities with 30km of pisted runs, 10 lifts, a freestyle area and on-site equipment hire. The sight from the top of Cairngorm Mountain is priceless, with panoramic views of the Cairngorms National Park and Loch Morlich below.
Depending on the snowfall, the skiing season is usually from December through to April. Due to changeable weather, deciding to visit at short notice is a common occurrence.
February half term is a great time of year to visit with kids. It does, however, get very busy if the weather conditions are right. For a quieter experience, weekdays during term time are a good bet.
Our Glenmore campsite is located in the wonderful Glenmore Forest Park, just two and a half miles away from Cairngorms Mountain, with good public transport links. Loch Morlich, with its beautifully sandy beaches is just a short walk from the campsite.
Whether you’ve been skiing for years, or you’re new to the sport, here’s a helpful list of items you’ll need for a day on the slopes:
That’s the basics covered off, here are a few helpful tips to make sure you stay warm and comfortable during your visit:
View our extensive camping packing list.
Cairngorm Mountain itself is also popular for snowboarding, with board hire available when you arrive. Tubing is ideal for families with kids and is open year-round. To book, just purchase tickets at the mountain shop, it’s a great way to enjoy the mountain away from the snow.
The Cairngorm Mountain range provides a varied landscape, ideal for thriving wildlife. Head to the Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Base to find out what interesting wildlife recordings have been made recently. You’ll also find guidance on path routes here.
Visiting Loch Morlich, meeting the reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd and a ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway are just a few of the additional things you can do while visiting Aviemore. View our things to do to see what else is on offer in the area.
Camping in Scotland is a great way to explore the great outdoors and beautiful surroundings. As well as our campsite in Aviemore, we have two campsites in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
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