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The Upper Bowl/Scenic Sky Chair has closed for the 2023 summer season.


Absolutely inspiring views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding area are found on the Scenic Sky Chairs! Get a bird’s-eye view of Mt. Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and up to five other volcanic mountain peaks! This adventure is a great experience for all ages.

Starting at an elevation of 3,600 feet in the base area of Skibowl West, you’ll begin your relaxing ride up the mountain with initial views of meadows with gorgeous wildflowers such as the Indian Paintbrush, Lupine, Bear Grass and Cow Parsnip, along with towering Douglas Firs and Western Hemlock trees.

As you travel up in elevation, there is always the chance of seeing some active wildlife, such as the black tail deer, black bear, bobcat, chipmunks and Douglas squirrels. At the top of the first Scenic Sky Chair, you’ll exit and have a short walk past the Historic Warming Hut to the landing of the second Scenic Sky Chair. The Historic Warming Hut was built during the same time period as Timberline Lodge!


Click HERE for ala carte pricing, or HERE for the best deal with one of our pass options.



Height Requirement
48” or taller
Age Requirement
3 yrs old or older
Age/Height Requirements (Passenger)
Under 48” and at least 3 yrs old

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Vertical travel (up and down)
1,500 feet (both chairs round trip)
Base area elevation
3,600 feet
Summit elevation
5,100 feet
Lower chair ride duration
15 minutes
Upper chair ride duration
7 minutes