An Aspen summer vacation isn't complete with a trip to the top of the mountain to see the dramatic Elk Mountain Range from up high. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass ski areas operate their gondolas during the summer and offer warm-weather activities and attractions like mountain biking, al fresco concerts, sunny patios and much more. Purchase gondola passes--including SIGHTSEEING & LOST FOREST PASSES--via the link to the right.
Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola
2018 Summer Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last ride down is at 4:30 p.m.)
The gondola is open daily from June 16 through Sept. 3 and on weekends between May 26 - June 17 and Sept. 8 - Oct. 7.
Attractions atop Aspen Mountain include the Sundeck Restaurant, summer hiking trails, disc golf, lawn games, yoga and meditation, and kids activities. Kids' shows are scheduled throughout the summer. On weekends, locals and visitors venture to the top of the mountain for Classical Music Saturdays and Bluegrass Sundays.
Snowmass's Elk Camp Gondola & Chairlift
2018 Summer Gondola Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last ride down is at 4:15 p.m.)
2018 Summer Chairlift Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last ride down is at 3:15 p.m.)
The gondola and chairlift are open daily from June 22 through Sept. 3 and on weekends between Sept. 8 - 30.
Snowmass is best known for its ever-growing Bike Park, which features gondola and chairlift access to a variety of maintained downhill mountain biking trails. (Bike Park access priced separately.) In addition, Elk Camp Restaurant is open for lunch and some scheduled dinners.
New for 2018! Take mountain adventure to a whole new level at the Lost Forest. There is a Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, Treeline Trail Challenge Course, 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 Timber Territory Paintball, both available for an additional charge.