Scenic Gondola Rides

Experience a different side of Arizona.


Snowbowl Scenic Gondola


Take in the dramatic scenery of Northern Arizona from a bird’s eye view on the Arizona Gondola.

As the lift travels up to 11,500 feet, you can see the cinder cone volcanic field, the red rocks in Sedona, and as far as the Grand Canyon on a clear day. The gondola ride offers great opportunities for photography, observing skiers and snowboarders, or just enjoying the fresh air and expansive views from the San Francisco Peaks.


Open daily, 10 AM – 4 PM. 


Tickets start at $19.


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Frequently Asked Questions


How long is the gondola ride?

Each ticket is valid for one round-trip ride on the Arizona Gondola, with a one-way ride time of approximately 10-15 minutes. Guests may unload at the top of the Arizona Gondola during summer operations.

Can I ride on a chair instead of a cabin?

For an enhanced experience, all rides are offered in gondola cabins.

Can I use my season pass to ride the gondola?

All season passes are valid for the specific winter season they were purchased for and cannot be used for summer rides or activities at Snowbowl.

Learn more about interpretive ranger programs here.

Please note that there is no access to the Humphreys Peak Trail or any surrounding trails in the area. Learn more about hiking trails here.

Can I enter the resort to buy food/drinks or shop the retail store?

Yes! Whether you’re riding the gondola or just passing through Snowbowl, we welcome all visitors to stop by the restaurant for a bite to eat and to get essentials or keepsakes at the retail store.

Is there mountain biking at Snowbowl?

We’re looking forward to bringing mountain biking to Snowbowl in future seasons! In the meantime, our sister resorts Purgatory, Brian Head, Pajarito, and Spider Mountain all feature lift-served mountain biking. 2022/2023 Power Pass and  12 Day Power Pass passholders get unlimited access to Spider Mountain year-round!


Changing Your Tickets

Q: How can I change my tickets?

A: You can change your tickets anytime up to midnight (11:59 p.m MST) the night before your visit. Simply email [email protected] before the change deadline and our team will be happy to assist. All requests are processed based on the time the email is sent. If sent within 48 hours after purchase and up until midnight before the ticket is valid, you’ll be eligible for a full refund. If sent after 48 hours of purchase and up until midnight the ticket is valid, you’ll receive a resort credit for the value of your tickets that may be applied to future purchases (expires April 30, 2023). Requests submitted on the day of or after your ticket is valid cannot be honored, and your purchase costs will be forfeited.

Q: Can I share my credit with a friend or another family member?

A: Yes! You can use your credit for yourself or anyone else.

Q: If I purchased a ticket, can I use that credit for something else?

A: You can apply your credit to any summer or winter tickets. All credits must be used by April 30, 2023.

Q: Where can I get answers for questions not on this list?

A: Please send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer any other questions you have!


Terms, Safety, & Weather Policies


Terms, Safety, & Weather Policies

Weather in the mountains can change quickly and unexpectedly; this includes but is not restricted to lightning, hail, and below-freezing temperatures. Our operations team follows a strict inclement weather protocol with both guest and employee safety as their top priority.

While we do not offer a refund on tickets, we do make your purchase risk free by assuring that if we suspend operations for more than 30 minutes due to weather in the area, you will receive a resort credit for any unused tickets to come back at a later date this season.

All members of your party must be present with their proof of unused tickets. Receiving a resort credit will forfeit the rest of your day’s visit. Once the lift and/or attractions reopen, distribution of resort credits will cease.

All rides and attractions are subject to closings and cancellations for weather or other conditions.  Restrictions apply including, but not limited to, capacity constraints and other closures and height/weight/health restrictions.

All summer activities at Snowbowl including the scenic gondola are weather permitting. Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Guest assumes the inherent risks associated with the operation of all rides and attractions and should read and obey all safety signage, instructions and rules. All guests are required to complete a Release of Liability Form before participating in any activities.