White Mountain Express Gondola
Longest scenic gondola skyride in New Hampshire

White Mountain Express Gondola

Longest scenic gondola skyride in New Hampshire

Soar To The Top

Gondola in the Summer

Enjoy a 1.3-mile scenic ride to the summit of Loon Peak in our four-person Gondola Skyride.  At the end of the ascent, enter a high alpine world of refreshing breezes and stunning mountain views encompassing adventure and an array of summit activities.

Buy, Reload, Skip The Ticket Window

With Loon's dual-frequency RFID gates, all summer and winter lift access products are on a reloadable GO Card.
  • Once you have a GO card, you can reload it online and skip the ticket window on future visits.
  • After purchasing online, you will receive a confirmation email containing your QR code.
Don't already have a GO Card? When you arrive at Loon, head to any resort Pick Up Box (PUB), and scan your QR code in your confirmation email.

Grab at Bite at 2,700'

Best view in town for lunch
    • 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 are 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

    • All-Day Course Access

      Disc Golf Course Play

      • Gondola Skyride access to NH's highest alpine disc golf course 
      • Guests can play multiple rounds per day
      • Disc rentals available

      Also included in Up & Away Package

Explore Loon's Summit Activities

Gondola Skyride FAQ

  • In summer, the White Mountain Express Gondola takes between 13–15 minutes each way. Along the way, you'll be treated to a birds-eye view of spectacular scenery — and maybe spot some wildlife on the mountain trails below.

    In winter, the average travel time is approximately 6-8 minutes.

  • Each gondola cabin can accommodate up to 4 people, with a combined maximum weight of 750 lbs.

  • 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. 

    To access the Gondola barn 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 runs in inclement weather. However, thunder and lightning 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.

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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