Scenic Lift Ride
Take a scenic lift ride in Big Sky, MT

Scenic Lift Ride

  • Take a scenic lift ride in Big Sky, MT
Couple riding Ramcharger 8 in the summer with Lone Peak in the background

Both Ramcharger 8 and Explorer chairlifts will run daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Swift Current will run on Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer for biking and scenic rides, providing access to Big Sky's 50+ miles of hiking and biking trails.

Book online and save! Purchase scenic lift tickets ahead of time online for the best rates. Reload your Sky Card or pick up a new one from our Sky Card Express boxes outside of Basecamp, and you're good to go!


Big Sky's scenic lift ride provides our summer visitors with a bird's eye view of the surrounding mountains. Ride the scenic lift round-trip on Swift Current. There are many trails on the mountain and around the area to enjoy, including the summit of Lone Peak for the very adventurous. The scenic lift operates during the summer season, weather permitting. Tickets may be purchased at Basecamp.


Please note there is no downloading on Explorer. Downloading on Swift Current and Ramcharger 8 is permitted.



Reload your Sky Card

RFID-enabled Sky Cards are your key to scenic lift access. If you have a season pass or lift ticket from the 2019-2020 winter season, you can reload your Sky Card for summer scenic lift tickets! Make sure you're logged into your Big Sky account during your online checkout and assign your ticket to the individual associated with your Sky Card. Your lift ticket or pass will automatically be added to your Sky Card.

If you don't have a Sky Card, you can add one to your checkout process for a $5 fee and your new Sky Card can be picked up at the Basecamp office.