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Groove Cairngorm: The UK’s Only Resort-Based Snowsports and Music Festival

Groove Cairngorm: The UK’s Only Resort-Based Snowsports and Music Festival

Posted by Maria Mangion, January, 2018

Small and quiet certainly befit Aviemore’s charms throughout the year, but we can safely say that there are always cool things happening on our block. Coming well in advance of the start of festival season in Britain, Groove Cairngorm has yet more unique credit: it’s the only resort-based snowsports and music festival held in the UK.

CairnGorm Mountain and Badaguish Outdoor Centre are partnering up to bring you a show of electronic music talent deep in the hills, which turn into a welcoming playground for ski and snowboard action in the day.


The Festival at a Glance

Here’s what you need to jot down if you’re hooked on this amazing premise:

Date: 23rd – 24th February 2018

Location: Speyside Trust Badaguish Outdoor Centre Festival Site (5 miles from the south end of Aviemore, see more details here)

Tickets: £16.98 - £129.33 (depending on festival arrangement, see full ticket price list here)

Line-up: 2 Many DJ’s (headliners), Example + DJ Wire, Norman Jay MBE, Huey Morgan, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Shaka Loves You, Ava Love, Mash and a live, start-to-end performance of Daft Punk’s “Discovery”

Travel: By car, the journey to the festival takes 1 hour from Inverness, 1½ hours from Perth, 2 hours from Aberdeen, 2½ hours from Edinburgh and 3 hours from Glasgow


Where to Stay

Hilton Coylumbridge has been officially named as one of the top picks for festival accommodation. A mere 15-minute drive from the concert site, we’re also conveniently situated at the midpoint between the festival grounds and the snowsports resort. Staying with us gets you warm, comfy hotel lodging that you can count on – a must for those well-worn spirits after two solid days and nights of fun in the snow.

You won’t have to shuttle back and forth from different locations at our hotel. Simply take the car and you’re always 15 minutes away from both the CairnGorm Mountain pistes and the stage in the heart of Glenmore Forest Park.

What’s more, save up to 30% if you’re a government or public sector worker, or up to 25% with our winter sale, but hurry because this offer ends on January 31st! Extras consist of an unlimited breakfast (the perfect way to kick off your high-octane adventure!), dinner in one of our restaurants, free parking, a lazy 12pm check-out and full use of our indoor pool, sauna and gym. If you think you might need to catch a quick break from the freezing conditions and soothe your thumping joints, we offer you the best environment to regenerate and recharge.


An Event Not to Be Missed

With a quality line-up of fantastic artists and one of the UK’s top winter resorts playing host to the range of activities, Groove Cairngorm is poised to make waves. The majestic Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands provide a dramatic landscape for what promises to be one of the best weekends of the year.

As partners of the resort, we work closely with CairnGorm Mountain to give you all the guidance you need for seizing the full potential of the facilities. You can book a ski or snowboarding lesson to prep you for the festival, enjoy a panoramic ascent to the top of the runs in the funicular railway, and go sledging with friends to close off an intensive session on the mountaintop.


Follow Groove Cairngorm on Facebook for the latest news and updates about the festival. Powder and party aficionados – see you next month!