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Cairngorm Funicular due to reopen this winterCairngorm Funicular due to reopen this winter

Cairngorm Funicular due to reopen this winter

November 2022

The funicular railway on Cairngorm is nearing the end of long awaited repairs. HIE (Highlands and Islands Enterprise), owners of Cairngorm ski resort, have stated that the repairs to the funicular is on schedule for completion and that the funicular will reopen this winter, (at some point).

Out of action since 2018, the funicular has undergone a complex programme of civil engineering works to strengthen the 2km viaduct since November 2020, which is due to conclude this autumn. A new funicular control system is currently being installed and this will be followed by a period of testing and certification before passengers are again welcomed on board.

Reinstating the funicular is one element in a programme of investment to make Cairngorm Mountain a successful year-round attraction. Owned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and operated by the Cairngorm Mountain team, the resort is one of Scotland’s iconic locations and the funicular makes the mountain environment accessible not only for snowsports enthusiasts, but visitors of all ages and abilities in every season of the year.

HIE says, “We’re on schedule to have the funicular back in service for snowsports enthusiasts and other visitors to Cairngorm during the coming winter season. The exact timing depends on a range of factors, not least the mountain weather.”

The rest of the resort will still be open for visitors and ski tourers to enjoy what will hopefully be an epic winter season.

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