Highlands skiing centre Aviemore in The Cairngorms National Park sits at the head of the Speyside Way, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Monadhliath and Cairngorms mountains. Offering superb hill walking in summer and exceptional skiing in winter, Aviemore’s snow sports season usually spans from December to April. A real outdoor capital in the Highlands and a lively skiing resort offering more than 30 km of ski runs, Aviemore also contains a choice of great eateries, bars and both budget and luxury accommodation.
Easily reached via direct road and rail links from Inverness, Aviemore during the summer months offers a variety of outdoor activities including fishing on the River Spey, horse riding, mountain biking and numerous well marked trails for walkers. Head out on the Cairngorm & Lecht Whisky Trail or castle trails. You’ll find many of the ski centres turn to summer adrenalin pumping activities once the snow melts including quad biking, karting and tubing.
Across the year Aviemore offers everything from gorge walking and canoeing to ice climbing to sailing on local Loch Insh and Loch Morlich and unusual winter sports activities like snow holing where you learn how to build your own snow den! Whether you’re on the hunt for a top Scottish skiing holiday or a great Cairngorms activity break near the Speyside Whisky Trail, Aviemore is the perfect choice, with its excellent range of international hotels, cosy B&Bs and alpine lodge style self-catering accommodation. Find places to stay in Aviemore online now and book.