Scenic Chairlift Rides



Scenic Chairlift Rides

Soak in the fall colors with the best view in northern Michigan! Scenic Chairlift Rides will be sold in one-hour blocks. Within that hour, guests must be checked-in and at the chairlift ready to ride to the top. Enjoy the views at the top for as long as you'd like! 

Location: Buck Chairlift


Ages 9 and Up: $10 per person
Ages 3 - 8: Free with a paying adult

Tickets for Ages 3 - 8 must be purchased with a $10 ticket.

Please Note: All chairlift rides are weather dependent. We encourage all riders to be at the chairlift at least 30 minutes prior to close. 

Check-In:  Scenic Chairlift Rides will use RFID ticketing for admission. You will pick up an RFID access card at a Pick Up Box (PUBs) which is preloaded with your Scenic Chairlift Ride or at the designated windows outside the Mountain Adventure Zone. PUBs are located near the Mountain Adventure Zone, The Lodge and Kinlochen. Guests must check-in at the Mountain Adventure Zone prior to riding the chairlift to receive a wristband. When it's time to load onto the chairlift, you'll swipe your access card when you are ready to ride.



  • All guests must have their RFID cards with them for gate and lift access for the chairlift rides.
  • A self-serve kiosk will be available nearby for those needing to purchase chairlift ride access.
  • A waiver is required to be completed prior to riding the chairlift. Guests who did not complete their waiver during the online check-out will need to visit the Mountain Adventure Zone prior to their chairlift ride.
  • Guests must be at least three years old to ride.
  • Dogs and beverages are not permitted on any chairlifts.