Scenic Lift Rides

Now closed for Summer 2023. See you opening day Winter 2023/24!

Ranked #1 among Whitefish attractions on Trip Advisor, Scenic Lift Rides are a must-do in the summer. Choose from an enclosed gondola or an open chairlift, then sit back and enjoy the mountain scenery as well as views of Whitefish Lake, the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park on the ride to the summit. Once at the summit, enjoy 360-degree views before returning down the mountain, or spend some time at the Summit House shopping at Summit Gifts or enjoying the view with a beverage from the Summit House Bar. Dining available until 3pm the days the Scenic Lift is operating.

Scenic Lift operates (weather permitting) weekends only, Memorial Day Weekend (Sat-Mon) and the first weekend of June (3 & 4), then 7-days a week June 10, 2023 through September 17, 2023.

  • Visit the Summit Nature Center staffed by US Forest Service rangers.
  • Stop in Summit Gifts for a souvenir.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Scenic Lift/Gondola.
  • Several hiking and mountain biking trails can be accessed from the summit.
  • Last ride up or down the Scenic Lift is at 5:30pm.

Scenic Lift Ticket Rates


Single Ride (round trip)

Season Pass (unlimited rides)

Adult (13-64)

$25 $100

Senior (65+)

$17 $60

Junior (7-12)

$17 $60

Child (6 & under)

FREE ticket required

One Way Ticket


Winter 2022/23 Season Pass Holders are entitled to unlimited Scenic Lift Rides (no bike park access) at no additional cost. More offers and discounts are available. View our Season Pass Holder Perks for more information.

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