Scotland's favourite snowsports destination and home to the UK's highest funicular railway and restaurant!

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Established in 1961 and offering over 30km of ski runs, Cairngorm Mountain ski resort, is the UK’s largest and busiest skiing destination. 2013 saw over 120,000 skiing and snowboarding visitors. The Mountain features the only Funicular railway in Scotland and is the main transport link to the top of the Mountain with circa 80,000 visitors making the ascent predominantly in the summer season. Boasting the UK’s highest restaurant, sitting at 1,097m above sea level, the Ptarmigan building boasts impressive views of Britain’s highest mountain plateau. 84% of visitors to the Resort use the catering facilities and consequently investment in the food and beverage facilities forms a significant part of Natural Retreats immediate development plans.

We are looking for individuals with drive, energy and commitment to help deliver the Natural Retreats vision, and bring our core values of Amazing Service, Amazing Culture and Amazing Product alive.


Seasonal worker contracts are all based on zero hours, this means that we don’t guarantee your hours of work, in the winter we are dependent on the snow cover! Good snow normally means lots of visitors which equals lots of hours, however nothing is guaranteed. We will talk you through the contracts.

The Summer Season usually runs from May to October. After this we then prepare for the winter season, the start date is dependent on snow conditions, in recent years the season has run from early December to mid- April.

We recruit for the team and you may work in more than one department, however please specify your preferred choice and demonstrate in your application the skills that you hold for that choice.

If you’re passing or in the area call in for a chat and pick up an application form

CairnGorm Mountain does not offer any staff accommodation, there are lots available in Aviemore and surrounding areas, we can provide more details, it’s always best to start looking early.

If you have any difficulties with the application form please email your application to

Natural Retreats strives to enable people to enjoy a way of life in the natural world, and we want to deliver world-class experiences at Cairngorm Mountain for everybody. The funicular provides our guests with an easy and enjoyable journey into the heart of some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery all year around.

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager will play a key role in driving footfall all year round to CairnGorm Mountain by developing and implementing the marketing strategy. The role will be instrumental in raising the profile of CairnGorm Mountain as a year round visitor attraction and being a brand champion for Natural Retreats CairnGorm Mountain.

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Winter Seasonal Job Opportunities – All areas

Snow School Instructors | Ski Patrol | Lifts & Tows Operators | Equipment Hire | Commis Chef | Kitchen Porter | Waiting Staff

We are currently recruiting for winter seasonal roles, both full and part time positions are available.
If you love going above and beyond to deliver amazing service and you are passionate and enthusiastic about what Natural Retreats has to offer, please fill out the form below.

Job Application Form

We are keen to find out about the work experience and interests of all our applicants. This would also be a good opportunity for candidates to tell us a little about the kind of job they would like whether it be full-time/part time, seasonal/permanent or Winter/Summer.

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Funicular Railway

Take a spectacular journey on the UK’s highest funicular railway for views at over 3500 feet.

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Ski/Board Lessons

Learn to ski or snowboard with the Snow School this season for as little as £75!

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