Calling all winter sports enthusiasts. Join us this winter for a
brilliant skiing or snowboarding break, or just have fun in the
snow sledging with the kids.
Macdonald Aviemore Resort is just a short drive to Cairngorm
Mountain and the perfect base in the centre of Aviemore for your
break. You'll find a choice of 3 different 4-star hotels together
with woodland lodges all located within the resort and all within a
stroll of all the resort facilities. Within the resort you'll find
a great choice of restaurants and bars, indoor pool, sauna, beauty
treatments, children's activity rooms and soft play, cinema and
even a luxury department store.
Macdonald Aviemore Resort is also home to our partners Ski
Norwest offering inclusive skiing and snowboarding breaks with us.
You can also book your accommodation directly with us and still
purchase a ski package from Ski Norwest.
Ski Norwest also have their own ticketing machine so avoid
queuing on the mountain for lift passes on your first morning and
head straight for the lifts.
Lift passes will be issued when you collect your equipment hire
the night before or early in the morning.Ski Norwest has been
providing ski holiday packages for the last 30 years and specialise
in weekend and midweek ski breaks. They are based in our resort
grounds and can arrange the complete package for you, with
accommodation at our resort, equipment hire, lift passes and
Our expert partners at Ski Norwest offer lessons for all levels
of skiers and snowboarders from basic beginner to advanced.
Children can also learn in group classes from age 8 years in term
time and from age 5 during school holidays.
Ski Equipment Hire
Ski Norwest will make up all equipment in advance to ensure a
quick fitting and collection of hire either the night before or
early morning before setting off. As well as equipment hire you can
also hire ski jackets, salopettes, goggles and helmets.
Skiing on Cairngorm Mountain
There really are few places in the world more breath-taking than
the Cairngorms National Park and especially during winter when it
becomes a white wonderland. The ski resort opens from December
until late April depending on snowfall. There are 30km of ski runs
for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers to enjoy as well as
At the top of the mountain you'll find The Ptarmigan café and
bar serving hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day. The
Storehouse at the base station also offers hot meals, snacks and
After a day on the slopes enjoy a delicious meal at one of our
restaurants in Macdonald Aviemore Resort including Giovanni's
Italian Ristorante or Aspects - our signature restaurant. If you're
just looking for a bar meal and local whisky then The Laggan Whisky
& Cocktail Bar, within the grounds of Macdonald Highlands Hotel
is the perfect spot.
Getting to the Mountain
We're just a short 15-20 minutes' drive away to the Cairngorm
Mountain where you'll find parking. If you'd rather jump on the bus
you'll find a bus stop just opposite the resort which offers a
regular service to the mountain.