Scenic gondola ride in summer
Such a beautiful day has us at a loss fore words. May 20, 2024
Such a beautiful day has us at a loss fore words.
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Scenic Bretton Woods Skyway Gondola

Bretton Woods Events

Experience the stunning views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range with a scenic ride on the Bretton Woods Skyway Gondola. This 12-minute journey takes you to the summit to enjoy panoramic views and the option to dine at Switchback Grille or grab a quick snack at Peaks Café, both located in the Rosebrook Lodge. 

Gondola now open for Memorial Day Weekend

Last ride up at 3:30pm

Gondola 603-278-3320



Rosebrook Lodge Dining

The Rosebrook Lodge, winner of Hospitality Design Magazine's 2022 Annual HD Awards for event spaces, sits at the summit of the Bretton Woods Ski Area, taking in stunning panoramic views of Mount Washington and the entire Presidential Range. Inside the lodge, you will find several dining options including the Switchback Grille and Peaks Café. The Crystal Hills event space is available for larger group gatherings and weddings through reservation.

Peaks Café
Serving hot and cold beverages, fresh bakery items, lite breakfast fare, sandwiches & wraps. Peaks also carry’s logo t-shirts, sweatshirts and caps, and summer essentials such as sunscreen, bug repellant, lip balm and other items.

Switchback Bar
Available for beverages and cocktails.

Switchback Grille
Nosh on European-inspired appetizers then "go big" from a selection of wholesome salads & soups, gourmet burgers & sandwiches or even one of our signature daily hearty meals. Outdoor seating is available on the deck.

Please note that a scenic gondola ride ticket does not guarantee seating at Switchback Grille. Limited seating is first come, first served. Wait times can be expected on peak days. Please plan accordingly. Dates, hours and seasonal activities subject to change. Scenic tickets may not be used for skiing, snowboarding or other activities that require a trail pass.

Current Hours & Schedule


Summit Hiking Trails

West Mountain Hiking Trail

Follow small rock cairns across the rock ledges to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Zealand Valley and Pemigewasset Wilderness. Views to the right are of Vermont and ski trails on Mount Mansfield. Easy to moderate hike starting to the right of the gondola summit. Follow the hiking trail markers and snowshoe signs. Near the summit of West Mountain the trail levels off and heads left. Summer only.

Length: 1.6 miles out and back
Elevation gain: 510 feet

Two Miles Home Hiking Trail:

Follow the Two Miles Home ski trail and hiking sign markers. The trail winds around the outer boundary of the ski area from the base of the gondola to/from the summit. Summer only.

Length- 2 miles one-way
Elevation gain- 1300 feet





The Skyway Gondola is wheelchair accessible year-round. In the winter, our team places a carpet-like path over the snow to assist with a smoother transition. At the summit, the unloading platform is flush and heated, so no need to worry about ground snow up top! Our Rosebrook Lodge is outfitted with automatic doors and an elevator bringing you a front row view.

Have a pet?
Bring them along on the gondola ride. Animals must be on leashes while on property and you are responsible for cleaning up after them. Service animals are allowed indoors while on property, however, personal pets are not. This includes the Base Lodge and the Rosebrook Lodge.

Cancellation policy