Access the best views of Mt Rainier
Mt. Rainier Gondola
Washington's Only GondolaUnparalleled view of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range
- Base elevation: 4,400 feet
- Top elevation: 6,856 feet
- Vertical rise: 2,456 feet
- Approx Trip Time: 9 min 39 sec (one-way)
- 13 Towers
- Speed: 800 ft/min.
- Cost: $8 million
- Opened: January 1, 2011
No Skis? NO PROBLEM. WALK-ON PASSENGERS WELCOME
Enjoy a scenic ride on the 8-passenger Mt. Rainier Gondola! Watch from above as skiers and snowboarders fly down the mountain below you. Pass by tall Evergreen trees and get a birds-eye view of the surrounding mountain peaks covered in snow.
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!
Remember to check the current conditions before planning your gondola ride on our Mountain Report page. Weather can change quickly and the gondola can close early or without notice when it’s windy or stormy. rich-textWinter HoursBuy Tickets Now
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (last download 4:00 p.m.)
Operations are weather permitting and can change without notice.
*Dogs are not allowed during the winter.
*Proper footwear and warm winter outerwear recommended for Scenic Riders.
Access to boundless hiking, the best views, and Dining
Take a scenic ride on the Mt. Rainier Gondola over meadows of wildflowers, and climb over 2,400 vertical feet to the summit of Crystal Mountain.
Soak in the views from one of the slingback chairs situated along the ridge or dine at the Summit House - Washington's Highest Restaurant.
There's just so much to do at 6872':
Miles of Hiking trails
Summit Gift Shop
*Mt. Rainier Gondola is wheelchair accessible and fun for all ages.
*Leashed dogs are welcome on the gondola and the hiking trails during the summer only.
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, COME VISIT US NEXT SUMMER.
Winter Gondola Tickets* Monday-Friday Saturday-Sunday or Holiday Adult (23-69) $25 $29 Youth (13-22) $20 $24 Child (5-12) $17 $19 Tot (0-4) FREE FREE Senior (70+) $17 $19*Rates listed do not include 7.9% sales tax.
Reservations are not needed to ride the gondola, come anytime but check the weather & webcams page to confirm operations before coming. The gondola may close unexpectedly due to severe weather.
Prices reflected above are at window ticket prices. rich-text