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Scenic Chairlift Rides

Chairlifts aren't just for skiers! Take a ride to the sky this summer or fall for unbeatable views.
The coveted views atop New Hampshire’s ski mountains aren’t exclusive to skiers. In fact, many of the state’s ski resorts keep their lifts running through the summer and fall months to show off their unique vantage of our beautiful state to more than just winter visitors...and it’s one view you won’t want to miss! Hours and availability may vary so be sure to call ahead or check online for more information.

Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

Sunapee Aerial Sky Ride, Mount Sunapee
Enjoy a leisurely 12-minute ride to the summit of Mount Sunapee while taking in stunning views of Lake Sunapee and beyond. From the summit, the beautiful Lake Solitude can be reached via a 1-mile hike.

Lakes Region

Gunstock Scenic Lift Ride, Gunstock Mountain Resort
A ride aboard Gunstock’s scenic lift affords stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the distant White Mountains. Bring a picnic to enjoy the breathtaking views at the summit.

White Mountains Region

Bretton Woods Gondola Ride, Bretton Woods

Breathtaking views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range award riders of the Bretton Woods Skyway. Riders can visit the Rosebrook Lodge at the summit for lunch with a view seasonally.

Cannon Aerial Tramway, Cannon Mountain

Board NH’s only aerial tramway and North America’s first for an express ride to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain. The summit features hiking trails, a 360-degree observation deck, a cafĂ©, and more.

Cranmore Scenic Chairlift, Cranmore Mountain Resort
A 7-minute ride up the slopes of Cranmore Mtn. offers riders panoramic views of the Mount Washington Valley and beyond. Take in the view with a craft beverage or lunch from the seasonally available mountaintop restaurant.

Snow’s Mountain Scenic Chairlift, Waterville Valley Resort
Riders can enjoy sweeping mountain views of the surrounding valley and a disc-golf course that can be played at the summit, open May – October.  

White Mountain Express Gondola, Loon Mountain
Soar to the top of Loon Mtn. on a 1.3-mile scenic ride in a covered gondola. Sweeping views of mountain slopes treat riders before reaching the summit where an observation tower, caves, and disc-golf course await.