Vail’s Gondola Opening for Summer Fun!

One of our favorite things to do in Vail in Summer is to ride the gondola to the top of Vail Mountain. It's always a treat to take a ride in the luxury Eagle Bahn. The views are incredible, the ride is cush, and once you arrive at the top of Eagle's Nest, there's plenty to do at Vail's Adventure Ridge.

Things To Do At The Top of Vail's Gondola

1. Hike! Grab a trail map and head out on your own, or take a guided hikes, which are offered Wednesday to Saturday during summer operations. Private hikes are available Sunday to Tuesday and are customizable to your hiking preference! All guided hikes will meet at the Lionshead Ticket Office (near the base of the gondola).

2 Take a tour at the top! Vail’s new 45-minute Top of the Mountain Tour combines adventure with incredible summer views of Vail’s legendary Back Bowls, the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross from high atop Vail Mountain in an open air vehicle. The 11-mile loop begins at Eagle’s Nest and continues beyond Patrol Headquarters to Two Elk before returning to the western end of the mountain.

3 Kids! Climb the climbing wall or jump on the rebound tramp.

4 Play for FREE! Disc golf or lawn games such Bag Toss, Horseshoes, Dino Dig, and a new Slack Line Park. Enjoy an afternoon of fun in the sand and sun with your friends. All lawn sports are free.

5. Ride a horse! Take a scenic horseback tour from Eagle’s Nest through Game Creek Bowl and back, overlooking the Vail Valley. Suitable for adults and children 7 years and up. Children ages 2–6 years can enjoy pony rides around our mountaintop corral. Reservations are recommended. Please visit or call the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead for tour times and availability (970)SKI VAIL (754 8245)

6. Grab a bite! In the summer, Bistro Fourteen at Eagle's Nest has both patio and indoor dining that make a great reward after a long hike, bike, play session at Adventure Ridge, or even just a quick lunch.

Gondola Schedule

Weekends only: June 7-9 and 14-16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Daily: June 20 – Monday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bikes will be allowed up the gondola until 4 p.m.

Eagle Bahn Gondola and Adventure Ridge

Weekends only: Sept. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Daily: June 20-Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

Bikes will be allowed up the gondola until 6 p.m.

Gondola Prices


Lift Ticket Rates* 12 & Under Adult Senior
1 day lift ticket


1 day lift ticket & bike haul


1 day lift ticket & mountain voucher** TBA TBA TBA
1 day lift ticket, bike haul & mtn. voucher** TBA TBA TBA
Twilight ticket after 4pm TBA TBA TBA

* Biking and hiking activities availability based on construction and mountain conditions. Please check with the Ticket Offices or Mountain Information Center at (970)SKI VAIL (754 8245) for daily operations. Includes all-day unlimited rides. All lift-transported mountain bikers must sign a liability and code of use agreement prior to use at tickets sales location. Anyone under 18 years must have a prent/guardian sign release. All prices subject to change.

** Lift & Mountain Voucher package includes a 1 day lift ticket and $15 towards food or Adventure Ridge purchase.

*** Twilight ticket includes lift ticket and $10 credit towards food or Adventure Ridge purchase

Vacation Like a Local… Ride the Gondola!


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