Scenic Chairlift Rides

Scenic Chairlift Rides


Take A Scenic Lift Ride

  • duration
    Over 30 Minutes of Ride Time
  • thumbs up
    Valid All Day, Multiple Rides
  • mountain
    Beautiful Mountain Views
  • location
    Summit West
  • open
    Open Saturday - Sunday, & Labor Day

Enjoy an easy ride to the top and back with your friends or family! Our Pacific Crest Chair provides beautiful views of the Snoqualmie Pass region, right in the heart of the Washington Cascades. Scenic lift ride tickets can be used for as many round-trip rides as you want on the date chosen. providing plenty of flexibility for travelers and visitors. At the top, unload the lift to enjoy the stunning views and take photos. To get down you can either get back on the lift or hike down the trail to the lodge.

  • A fun activity for all ages
  • Tickets can be used for as many rides as you want on the date chosen
  • Quad chair - seats up to four people on one chair
  • For foot passengers only (Bags or backpacks allowed. Strollers, bikes, & other equipment not permitted)

Opening July 6th

Summit West will be open on weekends for scenic lift rides, food & drinks, and summer fun starting July 6th. Plus, we plan to bring the popular summer music series back, with live music every Saturday from 4pm-6pm July 6 thru Labor Day.  Scenic lift ride tickets are on sale now and we also have a scenic summer pass option for just $40!

Scenic Lift Ticket Prices

  • $20 Icon
    TEEN & ADULT (13-61)
  • $15 Icon
    YOUTH (6-12)
  • $15 Icon
    SENIOR (62+)
  • FREE Icon

Prices shown do not include sales tax or fees and are subject to change without notice. Age category is based on age on date of visit.

Plan Your Day At The Mountain & Get Your Tickets Online

Summer Music Series

Jul 20 - Aug 31

Grab your friends or family and enjoy FREE live music in the mountains every Saturday afternoon at Summit West. All ages, food & drinks available.

Group Scenic Rides
Groups of 10 or more get 20% off on scenic lift tickets when booked via Group Sales. Scenic lift rides are great for groups or teams because it's easy for all ages and adventure levels, which means everyone can enjoy the outdoors together!

Ticket Pickup & Use

Prior to getting on the lift, you must redeem purchased ticket(s) at a Summit West ticket window. You can redeem your ticket(s) by showing the barcode on your mobile device or a printed voucher. Mobile data connections at the resort can be spotty – we recommend saving a copy or screenshot of your barcode confirmation to your phone.


Rules & Information

  • Yes, all riders must unload at the top of the chair. Riders then reload the chair to descend.

  • No, Scenic Chairlift rides at Summit West during the summer are for foot-passengers only. Bikes, mountain boards, skis, snowboards, and other sporting equipment are not allowed on the lift at Summit West.

    Backpacks, hiking poles, picnic items, etc. are allowed on the lift at Summit West.

    Bikes are allowed on Silver Fir Express in the Bike Park.

  • Yes, however, we recommend parents of infants or toddlers consider the length and nature of the chairlift ride before choosing to take them on the lift. If you choose to take an infant on the lift, we recommend they ride in a baby wrap/harness style carrier attached to parent. Backpack baby carriers, strollers, and other types of carriers are not permitted on the lift. Parents may want to consider waiting at the bottom with their infant/toddler while the rest of the group/family takes a ride, taking turns on the lift.

    All children should be accompanied by an adult throughout the entirety of the chairlift ride and visit to the mountain.  No matter the age, it’s the parent’s responsibility to ensure children sit still and hold on for the duration of the ride.

  • Our pet policy in the summer is not the same as our winter policy.

    Leashed Dogs/Pets Are Allowed In The Following Areas:

    • Summit West base area and plaza
    • All parking lots
    • Other outdoor and mountain areas excluding those listed below

    Dogs/Pets Are Not Allowed:

    • On chairlifts
    • On bike trails
    • At Silver Fir plaza, lodge, or lift area

    Dogs off-leash are not permitted anywhere on property, parking lots included.

    Please cleanup after your pet no matter the area (even if you're on grass, dirt, a trail or road), as a pet owner it's your responsibility.

  • No, winter season passes are not valid for lift rides in the summer.

Location - Summit West

Scenic Bike Adventure

Take a unique bike ride through the historic Snoqualmie Tunnel and down the scenic Palouse to Cascades Trail. Easy outdoor fun for the whole family, with a shuttle ride back.

Summer Hikes & Adventures

The best local hikes and adventures to do in the summer near Snoqualmie Pass and The Summit at Snoqualmie.