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Scenic Chairlift Rides & Mountain Top Restaurant

New Hampshire's Summit Adventure

Scenic chairlift rides are a summer activity the whole family can enjoy! Take a relaxing 7-minute ride to the top of the mountain on Cranmore’s four passenger summit chairlift. After reaching the top, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding Mount Washington Valley and prestigious Mount Washington from 2,000 feet.

Located at the summit, the historic Meister Hut restaurant is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. The Meister Hut offers a lunch menu, grab and go snacks and, and local craft beer. Riders can also pack a bagged lunch for a mountaintop picnic! 

After exploring the peak, board the Skimobile Express Quad for a scenic chairlift ride back to the base area.

 

 

Scenic Chairlift Hours of Operation

The Scenic Chairlift is open Saturday & Sunday, through Columbus Day Monday. 

The first chair to the summit departs at 10:00am and the last chair to the summit is 3:30pm. Last ride down from the summit to the base area is at 3:45pm.

The Meister Hut is open from 10:30am – 4pm, when the scenic chair is in operation. 

Click here for more information on hours of operation.

 

Scenic Chairlift Tickets & Rates

Chairlift Only:

42” and up $19

Under 42”– free with a paying adult

The Scenic Chairlift is also included with the purchase of each Mountain Adventure Park ticket.

Buy tickets here.

Closed toe shoes are required.

 

Attractions & Restrictions

Click arrow under each photo for information on ride restrictions.

Scenic Chairlift
Chairlift Ride Restrictions
  • CLOSED TOE SHOES are required.
  • Must be age 8+ to ride alone.
  • Labor Day - Columbus Day, last chair to the summit is 3:30pm, and last ride down from the summit is 3:45pm.
Summit Meister Hut
Summit Meister Hut

The Meister Hut is open from 10:30am – 3:30pm (last call at 4pm) alongside summer operations.  Labor Day - Columbus Day, the Meister Hut will close at 3:30pm, with last call at 3pm.

Swing into the historic Meister Hut for a snack, cold treat, or icy cold beverage.  The Meister Hut offers a selection of local craft beers, hot dogs, Bavarian pretzels, pre-packaged snacks, and Gifford's ice cream.  

Summit Hiking
Summit Hiking

Starting at the Meister Hut is a 1/2 mile loop around the summit.  Suitable for all ages, the trail displays scenic views of the Valley including downtown North Conway, the Conway Scenic Railroad, the Saco River, the Moat Mountains Range, Presidential Mountains including Mount Washington and more. 

Looking for a longer trek?  Check out the Black Cap Connector Trail.  A longer 2 mile traverse to neighboring Black Cap Mountain.  Still relatively easy and family friendly, the hike offers stunning 360 degree views of the area once reaching the summit. 

Please hike at your own risk, stay on designated path, carry in – carry out, and don’t feed the animals – enjoy!

Click here for a summit hiking map. 

Fall Chairlift Rides

For a truly unforgettable experience visit our New England resort in September and early October to take in the colors of New Hampshire like never before with a fall chairlift ride. Our resort is a favorite destination for leaf peepers every year. Soar above the trees as you are dazzled by all the vibrant colors of fall.