Grand Canyon Express

Scenic Chairlift Rides on the Grand Canyon Express

Update 8/19/21: The scenic gondola is back in operation! Learn more and buy tickets here.


Starting August 11, Snowbowl will offer scenic chairlift rides daily on the Grand Canyon Express lift. Scenic gondola rides on the Arizona Gondola are temporarily unavailable as we work to resolve a mechanical issue with the lift, and we intend to have the gondola running again as soon as possible. For status updates, please follow @AZSBUpdates on Twitter.

Please note the following changes to our summer operations during this time:

  • There is no unloading at the top of the Grand Canyon Express lift and each ticket is valid for a single continuous ride (approximately 20 minutes).
  • All services (tickets, retail, and food) will be available at Hart Prairie Lodge. Agassiz Lodge Restaurant and base area summer activities will be open on Saturday 8/14 and Sunday 8/15, and will be temporarily closed after until the Arizona Gondola is fixed.
  • The AZ Grill on the Hart Prairie deck will serve a selection of burgers and hotdogs plus our Southwest Salad, Caribbean Quinoa Bowl, and Chicken Apple Brie Salad. Bottled water, soda, and canned beer and cocktails will also be available.
  • The chairlift and all services will be open from 10am to 4pm daily.


Buy Tickets Online


All tickets must be purchased online and redeemed upon arrival at the ticket windows located on the ground level of Hart Prairie Lodge. Please note there is no unloading at the top of the Grand Canyon Express lift.

The following pricing for the scenic chairlift is valid until the Arizona Gondola is operational again:

  • Ages 13 and up: $20
  • Ages 4-12: $15
  • Ages 3 and under: Free!


Buy Tickets


Questions? Send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.