The Ciste Chairlifts would significantly broaden the summer offering and appeal of CairnGorm Mountain. As well as spectacular scenic chair rides, the chairs uniquely provide an opportunity for lift assisted hiking (including option of chair up, train down and some gentle hiking in-between).
The Ciste Chair would provide access to the interpretation centre and small cafe at the proposed hydro turbine house and access to summer activities on the proposed adjacent dryslope hidden within the shelter of the lower Ciste. Summer beginner lessons and summer tubing could be a major attraction. Plus significant potential for future mountain bike trails both above and below the tree line with the Ciste base serving as the trail hub.