One of the most popular gondolas at the Park City Mountain Resort in Utah is the Red Pine Gondola.
This gondola operates during both the winter and summer seasons and plays an important role in transporting visitors from Canyon Village to mid-mountain.
In this article, we answer all the common questions you might have about the Red Pine Gondola so keep reading to find out more.
Red Pine Gondola
In summer, the gondola takes you to mid-mountain where you can enjoy the breathtaking views and make the most of the hiking and mountain biking trails in the area.
A good thing to note is that bike haul is available on the Red Pine Gondola. This means you can enjoy the biking trails on offer without having to make the gruelling ride to the top.
Bike haul passes can be purchased as a day ticket or a season pass.
Further information about mountain biking and hiking routes can be found on the Park City Resort website.
At the top of the gondola, you’ll find the Red Pine Lodge, which has restrooms and a restaurant. The Red Pine Lodge is open in summer and winter.
In winter, the Red Pine Gondola transports skiers and snowboarders up the mountain to enjoy extensive tracks at Park City Utah.
But don’t worry if you’re not a skier or snowboarder. The Red Pine Gondola now operates as a scenic gondola ride in winter.
Enjoy the incredible views as you head up the mountain in the newly installed gondola cabins.
At the top, you can walk over to Red Pine Lodge where you can enjoy lunch, snacks or beer on tap. Head over to the deck and watch skiers and snowboarders heading down the mountain on the surrounding slopes.
According to the Park City website, the gondola cabins can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, but no pets or emotional support animals are allowed.
Red Pine Scenic Gondola Tickets
If you are skiing or snowboarding this winter then access to the Red Pine Gondola is included in your day lift ticket or season pass.
There is no need to purchase a separate lift ticket to ride the gondola.
For those of you who are not planning on skiing or snowboarding this winter, you’ll be pleased to know that Park City introduced a winter scenic gondola ride giving you access to the mountain via the Red Pine Gondola.
At the time of writing, the cost for a winter scenic gondola ticket at the Park City Mountain Resort was as follows:
|Adult (ages 13 – 64)
|Child (ages 5 – 12)
|Senior (ages 65+)
Tickets can be purchased online on the Park City website or at the Canyons Village ticket windows during operating hours.
In summer you can purchase a scenic lift day pass or a season pass which gives you access to all the scenic lift rides in Park City.
At the time of writing, the cost for a summer scenic gondola ticket at the Park City Mountain Resort was as follows:
|Adult Scenic Lift Day Pass (ages 13+)
|Child Scenic Lift Day Pass (ages 5 – 12)
|Adult Lift/Bike Haul Season Pass (ages 13+)
|Adult Lift/Bike Haul Season Pass (ages 5 – 12)
The latest information about ticket pricing and online ticket sales can be found on the official Park City Mountain Resort website.
Red Pine Gondola Operating Hours
Winter Operating Hours
In winter, the Red Pine Gondola is open from mid-November to April and operates daily during from 9 am – 4 pm. Last round tickets are sold at 3:30 pm.
Please note that the gondola can be closed at any time due to weather, events or capacity.
Summer Operating Hours
In summer, the Red Pine Gondola is open from the end of June to the beginning of September.
At the time of writing, the operating hours for the Red Pine Gondola were as follows:
|June 30 – September 4
|Monday – Sunday
|10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The latest operating hours can be found on the Park City Resort website.
Red Pine Gondola Video
Interested in seeing what a trip on the Red Pine Gondola looks like? Below you’ll find a full video of the gondola ride during summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long is the Red Pine Gondola?
The Red Pine Gondola is 6,679 feet (2,063 meters) long, has a total vertical ascent of 1,119 feet (341 meters) and a ride time of about 9 minutes.
Where Does the Red Pine Gondola Take You?
The Red Pine Gondola starts in Canyon Village and takes you 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) up to Red Pine Lodge, which is located in the middle of the mountain.
Can you ride the Red Pine Gondola down?
Yes – you can ride the Red Pine Gondola down from mid-mountain to the base station in both summer and winter. This is because the gondola is used for scenic gondola tours in both seasons.
In addition to this, High Meadow Park, a dedicated learning area with gentle terrain, is located at the top of the Red Pine Gondola so beginners use the gondola to get back down the mountain.
Before You Go..
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