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Scenic Gondola Rides

The Eagle Bahn Gondola (out of Lionshead) and Gondola One (out of Vail Village) offer scenic rides with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, valley and villages below.  Summer brings fields of green covered in wildflowers.  And, in the fall, riding the gondola is one of the most spectacular ways to see the incredible golden aspen trees!  Once atop the mountain, your options are endless:  enjoy spectacular views with lunch, hike any number of trails around (and down the mountain), explore the many mountain bike trails (bike down the mountain), check out the activities at Epic Discovery (atop Eagle Bahn Gondola) and/or enjoy a relaxing ride back down the Gondola.

Vail Mountain Gondola Summer Dates:

  • Open daily June 17-Sept. 5, then Fridays to Sundays weekly through Oct. 2
  • Gondola One will operate for scenic rides on June 11 & 12 during the GoPro Mountain Games.
  • Vail Mountain’s Epic Discovery returns with the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster, Eagle’s Nest Tubing Hill, Marmot Mini Kid’s Tubing Hill, kids zipline, bungee trampoline, Paramount Peak Climbing Wall, Gore Creek Mini Golf and more.
  • Scenic gondola rides, gondola-accessed hiking, and bike haul will be available from both Vail and Lionshead Villages (snow melt and weather dependent). Gondolas will access mountaintop food and beverage at MidVail and Eagle’s Nest.

Purchase your scenic Gondola ride at the Ticket office at the base of either Gondola in Lionshead and Vail Village.