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Scenic Chairlift Rides

During the summer months, guests can ride the Northstar Resort Gondola, Tahoe Zephyr Express or Vista Express chairlifts for a scenic ride to the top of the mountain.  Once you reach the top, take in views to Lake Tahoe, enjoy a picnic lunch and find a picturesque spot to eat, view local wildlife, and spot some of the native flora and fauna. Scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking are offered in the summer months. A lift pass is required for everyone and can be purchased at the Ticket Office located at the end of the roller rink. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Click Here For Days and Hours of Operation.

 

Gondola and chair lift rides operating hours for the 2011 summer season are dependent on weather and conditions, and subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get to the top?
The Gondola and Zephyr ride is approximately 10 minutes. The Vista chair is roughly seven minutes. All times vary due to weather and other obstacles and services.

Can we ride the lift down?
Yes. All pedestrians can ride the lift down.

Is there a chairlift that goes to the top of Mt. Pluto?
There is not a chair in operation during the summer season to the top of Mt. Pluto but you are able to hike by access of the Vista chair and the Tahoe multi-use trail.

What time do I need to be at the top of the gondola to come down?
You want to be at the top of the gondola no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time to download. If you do miss the last chair down, Village Run is a quick easy walk down. 

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