Cairngorm Mountain is one of 5 real ski resorts in the UK, all of which are located in Scotland in the Grampian Mountains, the main central range of the region. The resorts' altitude is between 640 and 1,230 m with a difference of 590 m. It is one of the most popular areas for skiing near Edinburgh and Glasgow. The main feature of Cairngorm Mountain ski resort is its main peak, Cairn Gorm (1,244 m / 4,081 ft), from which it got its name, the seventh-highest in the British Isles. It is also the second-biggest ski resort of all in the UK with more than 30 km of slopes and more than 10 ski lifts in total. The resort is best suitable for easy skiers — most of its slopes are blue. For intermediate and advanced skiing, there are less than 10 km of blue and black slopes combined. The most common type of ski lift is a chairlift. The Cairngorm Mountain season is from mid-December to mid-April in general.