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.
In the event of bad weather and the road to the hill is closed, and looks likely to remain closed, please meet your trainer at the Glenmore Visitor Centre car park at 09.15.
View the Cairngorm website here.
Please remember that running courses in Scottish Mountain resorts is challenging as conditions are unpredictable. Please do not hesitate to contact the BASI office if you have any questions about attending a Scottish course.
NB: In the event that extreme weather or lack of snow prevents access to the mountain for your Level 1 course, BASI reserves the right to move your 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. BASI will provide you with information about any alternative venue and meeting point by the Thursday before the course start date where possible, otherwise the trainer will provide you with this information when you meet at the Glenmore Visitor Centre.
In the event that extreme weather prevents access to the mountain for your Level 2 course, BASI reserves the right to move your course to another slope (which may include a dry slope for a limited number of days). In the event of lack of snow, the Level 2 course can not be run entirely on a dry slope and therefore the course may have to be cancelled.
BASI accepts no liability for any travel or accommodation costs incurred if a course is cancelled.