With 12 lifts and 37km of runs Cairngorm is the best known resort. Aviemore is the nearest town with a bus shuttle to the slopes. The slopes are accessed by a funicular from the main car park up to the Ptarmigan at 1100m. When open for snowsports the first train goes up at 09:00, the last train is at 15:20 and the last train down is at 16:00.
BASI Course Meeting Point
The meeting point will be in the Day Lodge. There are two buildings at the top end of the car park on Cairngorm; the bottom station of the funicular is on the left and the Day Lodge is on the right. The Trainer for the course will meet you there at 09.15. He/she will be wearing a distinctive BASI uniform. If you have any problems or are going to be late or cannot find the meeting place, please contact the BASI office on 01479 861 717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.
View the Cairngorm website here.
For the Alpine Level 1 & 2 CPD, Cairngorm, 5 March 2017 - In the event of unsuitable conditions on Cairngorm Mountain, i.e. lack of snow or bad weather resulting in the road to the hill being closed, and looking likely to remain closed, the course will be run at Glenmore Lodge and you should meet your trainer there at 09.15. We will aim to make an assessment of the conditions at Cairngorm Mountain in the middle of the week prior to the start date of this course. Please ensure you continue to check your e-mails and voicemail between now and the course start date as this is how we will notify of any updates or changes, especially to the Course Meeting Point.
For the Alpine Level 2, Cairngorm, 13 to 24 March 2017 - We will aim to make an assessment of the conditions at Cairngorm Mountain 2 weeks prior to the start date of this course, on 27 February 2017. Please ensure you continue to check your e-mails and voicemail between now and the course start date as this is how we will notify of any updates or changes.
NB: For all other courses, in the event that extreme weather or lack of snow prevents access to the mountain, BASI reserves the right to move your Level 1 course to a local dry slope. There will be a daily uplift charge at any dry slope we use, so do not purchase a lift pass until you have met with your Trainer on the first morning of your course. You should meet your trainer at the Glenmore Visitor Centre car park at 09.15.
Please remember that when it comes to the Scottish Mountain resorts, conditions are unpredictable. BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled.