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We look forward to having you join us all spring, summer and fall to take in the incredible views of the Catskill Mountains. The Scenic Skyride will begin operating Memorial Day Weekend. Please see the complete schedule below.

Our Scenic Skyride features our six-passenger Kaatskill Flyer detachable chairlift. This state-of-the-art lift will take you in comfort to the 3,200-foot summit of Hunter Mountain. From there, you can enjoy amazing views of the high peaks of the northern Catskills. On a clear day, in the distance, you'll see the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and the Green Mountains of Vermont beyond New York's beautiful Catskill Mountain peaks that surround you.

Click below for a live view of the beautiful surroundings at the summit! 

click below to purchase your summer scenic skyride tickets online in advance*:

(Ages 13+. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). Please note, midweek operations do not start until July.

(Ages 13+. Please note, this weekend voucher may also be used midweek (excludes Tuesdays, the first two weekends in June and Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest Weekends)

(Ages 7-12. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday *Excludes the first two weekends in June and Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest Weekends)

(Ages 65+. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday *Excludes the first two weekends in June and Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest Weekends)

*Please note, Skyride tickets are non-refundable and are only valid for the 2019 Hunter Mountain Summer Skyride Season. Please call ahead of your trip if the forecast shows the possibility of thunderstorms, as the Skyride does not operate with the threat of thunder and lightning. You must redeem your online ticket at the main base lodge before gaining access to the Summer Scenic Skyride.


  • Adult (ages 13+): $12 midweek; $14 weekends
  • Junior (ages 7-12): $10 
  • Senior (age 65 and over): $10
  • 6 and under: Free with paid adult
  • Group Rates are available. Please see below.
Operating Schedule:

Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27): 10am - 4pm

Weekends in June: 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30: 10am - 4pm (closed June 1-2, 8-9)

July 1st - Sept. 2nd: Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays)
  • Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 11am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 5pm
  • Sun: 10am - 4pm

Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2nd): 10am - 4pm

Sept 7 - Oct 20: Saturdays and Sundays: 10am - 4pm

Columbus Day (Monday Oct 14th): 10am - 4pm

For the more adventurous, there are clearly marked NYS DEC (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) hiking trails leading to the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower, the highest fire tower in New York State at 4,040 feet. Please allow at least 3 hours round trip for this moderate 4-mile hike. Hiking shoes are strongly recommended for hiking to the fire tower. Please note that groups larger than 20 people need to acquire a permit to hike on NY State land. See below for more information.

Important Information and Restrictions:
  • The Skyride operation is weather permitting. If the forecast looks questionable, please call 518-263-4223 ahead of your visit to confirm the operating status.
  • The Skyride takes approximately 11 minutes each way.
  • No Smoking while on the lift.
  • If you are planning to ride the Skyride down the mountain, please make sure you return to the top of the lift at least 30 minutes prior to its closing time (closing times may vary so please check the schedule when purchasing your ticket).
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
  • No carried infants will be permitted. Children must be 36" or taller to ride the Skyride.
  • For the benefit of our guests and our employees, we reserve the right to make the final decision with regard to the eligibility and the safety of a rider.
  • Pets are not permitted on the lift.
  • No glass containers permitted on the lift.
  • Please respect the environment. If you pack it in, pack it out!
  • Call for more information: 800-486-8376
Group Rates:
Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling the Group Sales Office at the number above. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation requires that any group larger than 20 people obtain a permit to hike on state land (which includes the trail to the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower). The group leader should contact NYS DEC Forester Vicki Cross either at​ or call 607-652-3613 at least a week in advance of the proposed hike to apply for a permit.