Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift

About the Scenic Chairlift

Take in the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird’s eye view on the Grand Canyon Express lift. As the lift travels up to 10,800 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 chairlift ride offers great opportunities for photography, observing wildlife, or just enjoying the fresh air and expansive views from the San Francisco Peaks. Open daily through October 25.


Lift Tickets

All tickets must be purchased online and quantities are limited per day. To help manage capacity and encourage social distancing, AM and PM sessions are offered. Get a discount and beat the traffic by purchasing an early ticket!

Please note: masks are required at Snowbowl in accordance with the Coconino County proclamation. The number of vehicles within the resort boundaries will be managed at the entrance gate to ensure adequate space for social distancing. When capacity is reached, vehicles will be allowed in on a one-out, one-in basis.

Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions and recommendations here.

Open Daily Through October 25:

Ages Early Morning – Sat/Sun Only (9am to 10am) Morning (10am to 12pm) Afternoon (12pm to 4pm)
6 and older $20 $23 $25
5 and younger FREE FREE FREE

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get off and hike at the top of the lift?

Each ride will be a continuous round trip with no unloading at the top terminal of the lift.

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

Due to our capacity limitations for COVID-19, only guests who have purchased a scenic chairlift ticket will be allowed inside the resort boundaries and have access to facilities.

Can I use my 2020/2021 season pass to ride the chairlift?

Though scenic chairlift rides are not included with season passes, 2020/2021 Power Passholders receive FREE summer mountain bike access at Purgatory and Brian Head, plus year-round access through April 30, 2021 at Spider Mountain.

Will there be disc golf this summer?

Due to the construction of the new Agassiz lift, there will be no disc golf course for summer 2020.

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 and Spider Mountain all feature lift-served mountain biking.


Terms and Safety Policies

Approximate travel time on the scenic chairlift is 20-30 minutes and there is no unloading at the top terminal. 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 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.