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Aspen Snowmass offers two different gondola ride options up to spectacular mountaintop destinations with activities and adventures available for the whole family.

In Snowmass

The Elk Camp Gondola takes visitors up to a scenic recreation area year-round. In the winter, visitors can sample the fresh gourmet cuisine of the Elk Camp Restaurant or set out on snowshoes. On Fridays in the winter months, Elk Camp is home to Ullr Nights with tubing, a bonfire, fire dancers, snow bikes, dinner, and more.

Winter 2016-2017 Gondola Schedule
: November 24, 2016 – April 16, 2017
Hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm

In the summer, Elk Camp’s activities range from Eurobungy and a climbing wall to access to Snowmass’ famed hiking and mountain biking trails. Take the Elk Camp chairlift even higher and you’ll top out at 11,325 feet and the perfect place for a mountaintop picnic with panoramic views of the surrounding Elk Mountains. The gondola is open daily late June through September. For a Snowmass summer trail map, click here. Activities on top include: Naturalist walksEurobungy & Climbing WallDisc golf, Farm to Table Tuesday Dinners, Snowmass Bike Park NightsHiking and biking trails, and Paintball.

Summer 2017 Gondola Schedule
June 23 – September 4, 2017
September 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30-October 1
Elk Camp Gondola Hours: 10 am – 4 pm (last ride down at 4:15 pm)
Elk Camp Chairlift Hours: 10 am – 3 pm (last ride down at 3:15 pm)



In Aspen

The Silver Queen Gondola takes riders up Ajax Mountain to 11,200-feet and expansive views of the Elk Mountain Range. At the top, visitors can kick back at the Sundeck restaurant (which is operated by Aspen’s only five-star hotel, the Little Nell) for lunch year-round and take in the spectacular views.

In the summer, many scenic trails are available and the gondola is open daily late June through September. For an Aspen Mountain summer trail map, click here. Activities on top include Free Bluegrass concerts on Sundays, Yoga classesNaturalist walks, disc golf, and hiking trails.

Summer Operations:
Daily: June 17 – September 4, 2017
Weekends: September 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30-October 1
Silver Queen Gondola Hours: 10 am – 4 pm (last ride down at 4:30 pm)

Winter Operations:
Daily: November 24, 2016 – April 23, 2017
Hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm