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Gondola and Chairlift Rides

A trip to Aspen isn't complete without taking in the views from the top of the mountain. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass run their gondolas even after the ski season ends, and both mountains offer lots of family-friendly attractions plus dining at their summits.

Purchase in advance

Buy your gondola passes from the Frias Properties concierge, and we can deliver the passes directly to your rental.

  • Sightseeing Package: $39
    This pass includes: 3 days of gondola and chairlift rides (valid for 7 days), 10% off Lost Forest tickets, $10 lunch credit to be used at the Sundeck Restaurant (Aspen Mountain), Elk Camp Restaurant (Snowmass), or The Cliffhouse (Buttermilk).

NEW: Buttermilk's Summit Express

Summer 2021 operating dates: Friday - Sunday from May 29 - June 20, 2021

While Aspen Mountain's gondola is closed for maintenance from Memorial Day Weekend through June, Buttermilk's Summit Express chairlift will ferry riders to The Cliffhouse restaurant on weekends. Enjoy incredible views of Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Creek Valley, and enjoy a gourmet lunch from The Cliffhouse.

Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola

Summer 2021 operating dates: July 2 - Sept. 6, 2021 + weekends (Friday - Sunday) Sept. 10 - Oct. 3, 2021

Aspen Mountain will have a delayed summer opening following maintenance work on the Silver Queen Gondola. The Aspen Mountain Club and some areas of The Sundeck are undergoing an renovation this summer.

Attractions atop Aspen Mountain include summer hiking trails, disc golf, lawn games, yoga and meditation classes, and kids activities. Kids' shows are scheduled throughout the summer.

Snowmass's Elk Camp Gondola & Chairlift

Summer 2021 operating dates: June 21 - Sept. 6, 2021 + weekends (Friday - Sunday) Sept. 10 - Oct. 3, 2021

Snowmass's summer attractions include the Lost Forest summer adventure zone and its ever-growing Bike Park, which features gondola and chairlift access to a variety of maintained downhill mountain biking trails. (Lost Forest and Bike Park access access requires additional fee.) In addition, Elk Camp Restaurant is open for lunch and some scheduled dinners.

Take mountain adventure to a whole new level at the Lost Forest. There is a Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall, Elevated Journey Hiking Trail, Maroon Vista, and Aerial Approach Disc Golf. Other activities include a three-hour Canopy Run Zipline Tour and Treeline Trail Challenge Course, both available for an additional charge.