Aviemore offers a tremendous choice of activities for both young and old. Principal activities include climbing, skiing, sailing or kayaking in Loch Morlich and Loch Insh, fishing (subject to permit), quad biking or mountain biking, swimming or exercising in the new Aviemore Leisure Centre.
There are excellent walking facilities throughout the Cairngorm region to suit all fitness levels and ranger-led activities in the nearby Rothiemurchus Estate.
For golf enthusiasts there is an excellent choice of courses available suitable for all levels eg. championship standard courses at Spey Valley and Nairn and shorter but still attractive and challenging courses at Boat of Garten, Grantown on Spey, Newtonmore and Kingussie all within half an hour's drive.
For younger children there is an abundance of leisure centres throughout the area including Landmark at Carrbridge, Aviemore Centre, Dalfaber and Colymbridge.
For wildlife enthusiasts there is the nearby Osprey Colony at Loch Garten, herds of deer, red squirrels and occasionally otters, badgers, pine martens, eagles, falcons and buzzards.
There is an excellent choice of restaurants and pubs in the village and in the Cairngorm area to suit all tastes and pockets.
Aviemore and the Cairngorms – Things to Do - comprehensive information on everything there is to see and do in the Aviemore and the Cairngorms area
Wildlife of the Aviemore and the Cairngorms area - this excellent introduction, with its individual species pages, was written by Kenny Taylor – a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife Magazine
Golf in Aviemore and the Cairngorms - an introduction to the best golf courses of the area with a link to all courses
The Ski School and The Snowboard School are the only ski and snowboard schools based at Cairngorm Ski Area; they work in partnership with Cairngorm Mountain to offer ski and snowboard lessons and packages.