Scenic Gondola Rides | Visit Rainier
Red gondola going up the snow covered mountain

Scenic Gondola Rides

NOTE 11/25/20: Until further notice, Scenic Gondola tickets are not being sold so pass holders can be prioritized, this is due to reduced occupancy during COVID.

Skiers, riders, and foot passengers can all take a ride to the Crystal Mountain summit for captivating mountain views, a delectable meal at the Summit House restaurant or to drop back into the vast terrain that plunges below the ridgeline.  You’ll travel almost 2,500 vertical feet to the summit where you will find breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range.  You’ll also be just a few short steps away from the Summit House, Washington’s highest elevation restaurant.

Foot-passengers (non-skiers) are welcome to ride the gondola anytime during the winter.  Skiers and snowboarders are fascinating creatures and don’t be surprised if you get to sit next to one on the ride up!  Look like fun?  Give skiing or snowboarding a try!  Crystal Mountain has everything you’ll need for your first day on the slopes.

Advance reservations will be required this winter. For more information, visit Crystal Mountain Resort’s Mt. Rainier Gondola.

Scenic Gondola Rides