Scenic Lift Rides

Scenic Lift
*** Note that East Rim trail is closed for this summer. ***


$15 – Adults (13-64)
$11 – Seniors (65+)
$10 – Juniors (7-12)
Free – 6 & under
$8 – one-way ticket, all ages


Daily June 17 through September 4: 10am – 6pm (last ride down 5:30pm)

September 8 through September 24: Friday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Scenic Lift Tickets  
*Purchase 72 hours in advance online for a discounted rate.

Ranked #1 among Whitefish attractions on Trip Advisor, Scenic Lift Rides are a must do in the summer. Choose from an enclosed gondola or 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 up top.

At the summit:

  • The Summit House, Montana's only mountaintop restaurant.
  • The Summit Nature Center staffed by US Forest Service rangers. Learn about the local flora and fauna or join them for a free guided nature walk.
  • Summit Gifts offers souvenirs, clothing, accessories, sunscreen and other items you may need.
  • Trailheads: several hiking & mountain biking trails can be accessed from the summit.

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Zip & Stay
Zip & Stay for $119

Seeking summer fun? This package includes lodging and a 7-Zip Tour— fun for all ages!

Summit Nature Center
Summit Nature Center

Stop in and learn about the forest flora and fauna from a National Forest Ranger.

Base Lodge Bar Cafe
Whitefish Bike Park

Gravity lovers rejoice! Enjoy 22 lift-accessed trails, ranging from beginner to expert, serviced by 2 chairlifts.