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Scenic Lift Ride

Scenic Lift Rides

Scenic lift ride in the summer overlooking the lake
Scenic Lift Rides


Enjoy a leisurely 15-minute ride to the mountain summit on the four-passenger, aptly named Panorama Chairlift. Disembark to marvel at the breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee below and the White Mountains beyond. On a clear day, Mount Washington, 50 miles away as the crow flies, can be seen rising among the Presidential Range. Explore hiking trails or pack a picnic lunch to be enjoyed at the summit. The chairlift runs continually to take you back to the base area at your convenience. We also offer one-way scenic chairlift ride tickets for those who would prefer to hike up and ride down, or ride up and hike down. Stop by Gunstock's Ticket Office in the base area to purchase your ticket before you set out.

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Thurs - Sun through Sept 1
First chair up loads at 10 am
Last chair up loads at 4 pm
Last chair down from summit at 4:45 pm

Sat & Sun Sept 2 through Oct 27
First chair up loads at 10 am
Last chair up loads at 3 pm
Last chair down from summit at 3:45 pm

Important Information


All passengers and/or children must be aware of the lift loading and unloading procedures. Children/passengers must be able to sit and ride the chairlift independently (free of embrace or human restraint). Children/passengers must sit all the way to the back of the seat (“back to back”); do not lean forward or on the restraint device. Guests will not be permitted access to the chairlift with a child in a carrier such as a backpack or chest pack. This is for the safety of the child in the unlikely event of a lift evacuation or injury to the adult. In the unlikely event of a lift evacuation, each passenger may be required to be lowered from the chairlift using a “T-Seat” from a height upwards of 100 feet off the ground. No Alcohol is permitted on the chairlift. Pets are NOT permitted to ride the chairlift. NO SMOKING ON CHAIRLIFT and we ask that you refrain from smoking at the top of the mountain or on hiking trails. NO littering from the chairlift. Sorry, no lift service is available to take bikes to the summit. Scenic lift rides are not available during winter snowsports operation. For more information on age, height, and weight restrictions click here. Weather can impact lift operations.

Please call us at 603-293-4341 for current operating plans during questionable weather.