Okay, so not actually 'live'!
Ready, set, go!
An unfortunate lack of investment in the late 1980's and early 1990's however saw a downturn in visitor turnover and the closure of many businesses. Realising that this had to change, there was substantial revitalisation and investment in the village and the wider Cairngorms area.
Because of this, Aviemore is now so much more than just ski-ing, with water sports, biking routes, walking routes and much, much more besides, there is something for everyone now.
Aviemore, it's more than just the snow!
things to do
These are some of our own favourite places to go and things to do in Aviemore and the surrounding areas.
Aviemore has lots of options for both adults and kids, and plenty that can be shared by both.
landmark forest adventure park
A superb venue for all the family, with high ropes courses for all ages, water slides and a nerve wracking high jump, it also has a beautiful woodland trail.
highland folk museum
So much fun! Go back in time to schools where you got the cane, or see how we lived in Scotland in the 1700's and experience it for yourself!
A man made beach and beautiful views - Loch Morlich has a number of water sports activities available and great fun for kids and adults alike. With a good days weather, the beach is just a fantastic place to be.
strathspey steam railway
For the last 40 years, steam has chuffed through Aviemore with the SSR. Much of the stock has been refurbished by hand by a team of dedicated volunteers. You can see the train and stock from the garden of Holly Lodge, but why not book tickets as well?
Absolutely no shortage of these in the surrounding area! With routes and lengths to suit all tastes, the only obstacle will be the weather.
Of course, this is the benefit of having a hot tub to soak in afterwards!
Lucky enough to have snow? Go skiing! No snow? Go anyway and enjoy a trip up the Funicular and the amazing panorama from the viewing points.
There really is just so much to do. There are various websites that can help you plan your day, and Holly Lodge also has the Big Bedroom Book from Landmark which gives you all the information about where and when to go.
The only limit is your time!