Scenic Skyride

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.

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.

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Hours & Rates

Adult Ticket: $15.00

Youth Ticket: $12.00

Senior Ticket: $12.00


Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from July 2nd to October 17th (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)



Rules & Restrictions


  • Scenic Chairlift Ride tickets may be purchased at the Main Lodge ticket window.
  • 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 plan on hiking to the top of the mountain and riding the skyride back down please stop at the Main Lodge ticket window first to purchase your ticket and sign a liability waiver.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
  • No carried infants will be permitted.
  • All riders must be able to approach the loading area and sit on the chair unassisted and under their own power.
  • Participants must sign a liability waiver, with a parent/legal guardian signature required for minors.
  • 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