Thursday, 8 November 2012

Walk in Rothiemurchus - 4

I did my walk on All Souls' Day, and as you can see there was already snow on the tops of the mountains.

There are few destinations in the world more beautiful than the Cairngorms National Park during winter. Not only does tourism peak as the snow falls, but the range of activities to enjoy becomes all the more extensive.

Top of the list for most winter visitors are the snow sports on offer – and particularly skiing and snowboarding. The snow sports take place between December and April, depending on snowfall; with winter operating hours usually between 9am and 4pm depending on daylight. There are more than 30km of ski runs as well as a fully maintained snowboard park; with cross country skiing also popular and Disability Snowsports UK offering snow sports tuition for the disabled.

Of course whether you plan to ski down the Cairn Gorm Mountain or not, you’ll still want to scale its heights to enjoy the incredible views across Aviemore, Strathspey and further afield in Scotland. You could reach the peak via the mountain railway, which allows you to travel in comfort from the Base Station to the Ptarmigan Top Station.

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