Snowbowl Scenic Gondola

Scenic Gondola at Sunset

Experience a different side of Arizona.



Winter Scenic Gondola Rides Are Now Available Daily! 

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. Please note there is no unloading at the top terminal in the winter season.

  • Scenic Gondola rides are available daily from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM. 
  • Scenic Gondola rides are $29.00 for all ages, includes one round-trip ride. 
  • Guests must purchase a Scenic Gondola ticket to ride, lift tickets and season passes are not valid as gondola ticket. 
  • Scenic Gondola riders will ride in their own cabins.  
  • No unloading at the top of the Arizona Gondola. 


All tickets must be purchased online in advance and quantities are limited per day. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Winter at Snowbowl

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.

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 winter 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. 2021/2022 Power Pass and Power Pass Select 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, 2022). 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, 2022.

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 and Safety Policies

All rides and attractions at 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. For more information, including updated weather conditions and operating schedule, call (928) 779-1951.