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Please call 518-636-3699 Ext. 0 for a Reservation Specialist if you are unable to book online.

Take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of West Mountain, and enjoy stunning views of the Adirondack and Vermont Mountains, and the Hudson River Valley region. A scenic lift ride is the perfect way to get a birds-eye view of the surrounding area. Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Mother Nature as you gracefully soar to the peak of West Mountain. Once you arrive at the top, try hiking on the mixed-use cross-country trails including the “Crow’s Nest” trail that will take you to West Mountain’s Beautiful Scenic Hudson River Valley Overlook. We also suggest stopping for a picnic at one of our many picnic locations (Picnic packages (which include the scenic chairlift ride) available for purchase here). Hikers can then take the chairlift back down to the base area or follow the “Slideshow” trail down the mountain to the Base Lodge. Hikers are welcome to hike on the regular ski trails with their access band. Fun and fitness for the whole family, a group of friends, or romantic outing!

2024 Scenic Chairlift Ride + Hiking (all day) Rates: $15 (12yrs and under), $20 (13yrs +)

If you already have an RFID West Express Card, please RELOAD HERE using the WTP number located on the card.

For information on discounted group activities (class field trips, team building, birthday parties and more), please email All group reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. We also offer boxed lunches for groups.


  • Book in advance or Same day at ticket window
  • Children must be old enough to ride the chairlift sitting up next to an adult
  • All day access
  • Last chair down at 3:45pm

Hiking Trail Map:

Click Here to view the map (PDF)

*Beginning in 22-23, we will be charging an RFID card fee. There will be an additional replacement fee if the card is lost, stolen, etc. Please make sure to have your RFID card on you to access the lift. RFID cards can be reloaded online at for future visits.


Since your well-being is at the heart of our concerns, several health measures are in place and we ask for your cooperation to meet the State of New York's recommendations as they are a priority. We remain attentive to developments and operations could vary rapidly depending on the situation.
Read more about our Mountain Safety initiatives here.