Scenic Lift Rides

Hours & Dates

May 25, 2019 – May 27, 2019
Saturday, Sunday & Memorial Day

June 1, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Saturday – Sunday

June 8, 2019 – June 9, 2019
Saturday – Sunday

June 15, 2019 – September 2, 2019

September 6, 2019 – September 22, 2019
Friday – Sunday

*** Pricing/information reflect Summer 2019. Updated information for Summer 2020 forthcoming. ***

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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 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 in the full cafeteria-style restaurant and bar or in the Summit Nature Center.

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

Scenic Lift Ticket Rates


Single Ride (round trip)

Season Pass (unlimited rides)

Adult (13-64)

$17 $75

Senior (65+)

$13 $43

Junior (7-12)

$12 $43

Child (6 & under)

FREE ticket required -

One Way Ticket

$10 -

Winter 2018/19 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.

Call 406-862-2900 or email for more information.