White Mountain Express
Longest scenic gondola skyride in New Hampshire

White Mountain Express

Longest scenic gondola skyride in New Hampshire
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High Alpine World

Best Views Of

Peak Fall Foliage

Four Seasons of Stunning Views

Soar to the Top

Rise To The Top of Loon Peak on Loon's iconic 4-person Gondola Skyride.

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    Summit Elevation
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Cross The Treetops

Load the White Mountain Express and travel up 1,738 vertical feet to the summt of Loon Peak. While you ride, you'll cross into the White Mountain National Forest and be surrounded by mountain peaks. Each cabin seats up to 4 passengers.

Ride In Every Season

The White Mountain Express Gondola takes between 13–15 minutes each way during the non-winter months. In winter, the average travel time is approximately 6–8 minutes.

The Gondola is located at the Octagon Lodge base area.

At The Summit

  • Glacial Caves

    Scramble under, around and through granite glacial caves.

  • Observation Tower & Boardwalk

    Take in the spectacular views from Mt. Moosilauke to Mt. Washington

  • Hiking

    Our scenic trail network offers a portal to spectacular views

  • Loon Peak Disc Golf

    Grab a disc and experience New Hampshire’s highest disc golf course.

Note: The activites above are open during spring, summer and fall seasons.

Top To Bottom

The gondola skyride ticket is a round-trip ticket and includes access to the activites at the summit.
Explore the Glacial Caves, Observation Tower, and more. Once you're ready to leave the summit, load the gondola skyride for a return ride to the base area.

Best Lunch View in Town

Summit Cafe
    • Tickets Limited

      Gondola Skyride Ticket

      Adult Starting at
      • Unlimited day access to gondola skyrides to Loon Peak summit 
      • Access to Glacial Caves, Herbert's Observation Tower, Nature Walk

      Reserve online to guarantee your ticket. Tickets limited daily.

    • Summit Access

      Gondola Skyride Season Pass

      All Ages
      • Unlimited summer & fall access to gondola skyrides to Loon Peak summit 
      • Access to Glacial Caves, Disc Golf Course, Observation Tower, Nature Walk

    • Course Access

      Disc Golf Course Play


      NH's highest disc golf course

      • Gondola Skyride to course access
      • Play multiple rounds per day
      • Disc rentals available

      Also included in Up & Away Package

Main Lot at Loon Mountain Resort

Parking Guide

A guide to resort parking locations at Loon Mountain Resort

Map of Loon Mountain Resort

Mountain Maps

Explore the resort


  • Yes. Service animals are allowed. Read the Service Animal and Dog Policy here

  • The gondola can accommodate a wheelchair, walker or stroller, if these items can be folded. The item will be loaded into the gondola cabin ahead of the cabin you ride in. The attendant will remove it and have it ready for your arrival. 

    Summer & Fall: To access the Gondola at the base, follow the paved uphill pathway. The summit is well worn from foot traffic, but is not paved.

  • The gondola skyride ticket is a round-trip ticket. Guests may offload at the summit, enjoy the views and activities and visit the Summit Cafe for a bite to eat with the best views around. Guests can then board the gondola skyride for a return ride to the base area.

  • Yes, the gondola skyride can operate in inclement weather. However, thunder and lightning and other weather situations will impact operations. Stay tuned to the Mountain Report for operational updates.

  • In the event of rain, you may be restricted from entering the Summit Cafe if the venue has reached capacity.

    If you want shelter and the Summit Café has reached capacity, load the Gondola, return to your vehicle, and wait for the rain to pass. Your Gondola Skyride ticket is valid beginning at your chosen Start Time and throughout the remainder of the day.

    In the event of lightning or other emergency where Gondola operations are suspended, a Loon team member will open an emergency shelter at the top of Loon Peak to host guests. Loon team members will inform guests of next steps.

More to Explore

Downhill Mountain Biking

Ride miles of purpose-built downhill mountain biking trails in the beautiful White Mountain National Forest.

Ninja Wild

Challenge yourself in the Wild—an outdoor ninja course.