Winter 2016 Activities and Events Near AviemorePosted on: 8 January 2016
Take Scotland’s only funicular railway up Cairngorm to Top Station with breathtaking views from over 3,500ft up the mountain. Funicular passengers may exit the top station to go onto the mountain provided they are booked on a guided walk or a guided mountain bike descent.
Cairngorm Funicular Railway Timetable:
Trains run every 20 mins.
First train up at 10.00.
Last train down at 16:30
The service is weather dependent so it’s always best to check the status of lifts and pistes at Cairngorm before travelling to ensure that the service is running.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Get on the piste for the 2015/16 season with a Snowsports pass for Cairngorm. Day tickets and Season Passes are available to purchase online and can be collected at the Cairngorm Base Station.
Aviemore Sled Dog Rally
Over 1,000 sled dogs and 250 mushers battle it out in Glenmore Forest Park in two-day timed trials run by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain. A great day out for all the family. The 33rd annual rally takes place between 23 – 26 January 2016 at Glenmore near Aviemore.
Highland Wildlife Park
Situated just 7 miles south of Aviemore, the Highland Wildlife Park is home to birds such as the famous capercaillie, Eurasian eagle owl and snowy owl, mammals including polar bears, tigers, wolves and the rare Scottish wild cat and a variety of other animals such as bison, reindeer, beaver and red panda. This huge variety of wildlife makes the Park a great place for taking the kids and there’s enough to keep them entertained for the whole day.
Guided tours are available in Land Rovers or coaches and there are daily feeding talks for snow monkeys, polar bears, wildcats, reindeer, tigers and lynx.
The Park is open from November to March 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.