Aerial Tram Rides

  • tram in the summer
  • tram in the summer
Hours of Operation: 
Open daily 10:30am-4:30pm thru Sept 2 and weekends Sept 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22.

Take a Scenic Aerial Tram Ride with Views of Lake Tahoe

Climb over 2,000 feet on the Scenic Aerial Tram with our Sightseeing Package.

This panoramic 10-minute ride soars above the iconic Tram Face. High Camp is located at 8,200. Enjoy dining at Granite Bistro Cafe or grab-and-go options to take on our hiking trails from High Camp Marketplace.* 

  • The tram is open daily from 10am-5pm. The last upload is at 5pm. The last download is at 5:30pm. 
  • Aerial Tram operations are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
  • Children 4 & under ride the Aerial Tram for free, but a physical ticket is still required.
  • Dogs are permitted on the Aerial Tram. You can even buy your furry friend a Pet Pass for a $10 donation to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
Sightseeing Package Rates
 Weekday Window RateWeekend Window Rate
Adult (18+)$39$49
Youth (5-17)$29$29
Child 4 & underFreeFree
2018-19 Ikon & Ikon Base Pass holderFree through July 7th, 2019Free through July 7th, 2019
2019-20 Ikon & Ikon Base Pass holderFree Free 

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Upgrade to the Adventure Package

The Adventure Package includes the tram ride and access to the High Camp Pool & Hot Tub, roller skating, geocaching, disc golf, & lawn games. 

Adventure Package Rates
Adult (18+)$49$59
Child (5-17)$29$34
Child 4 & UnderFreeFree
Family Adventure Package (Up to 2 Adults & 4 Kids)$129$139

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For more on things to do at High Camp, please visit our High Camp Experience page. 

What are the operating hours of the Aerial Tram? 

The Aerial Tram is open from 10am-5pm daily. The last upload is at 5pm and the last download is at 5:30pm. In the summer, we often have late afternoon thunderstorms or lightning activity in the area which can lead to the cancellation of Aerial Tram and High Camp operations. We do not offer weather-related refunds. Please call 800-403-0206 for operation status.

Can I get a refund if the Aerial Tram closes due to inclement weather? 

We do not offer weather-related refunds.In the summer, we often have late afternoon thunderstorms or lightning activity in the area which can lead to the cancellation of Aerial Tram and High Camp operations. If you have concerns regarding weather, please speak with one of our Mountain Hosts or call 1-800-403-0206. 

Can I bring my dog on the Aerial Tram? 

Dogs are only permitted on the Aerial Tram Monday-Friday. After July 7th, dogs will be permitted daily. Dogs must be on a leash and you must clean up after them properly. 

If I have an Ikon Pass, do I need to buy an Adventure Package to access the pool? 

The Adventure Package includes the price of the Aerial Tram, but 19-20 Ikon and Ikon Base Pass Holders get free tram access. To access the pool, roller skating, and other activities, Ikon Pass Holders can pay $10 for adults or $5 for kids. 

Can I hike back down to the village if I take the Aerial Tram up? 

We strongly discourage hiking down Shirley Canyon from High Camp due to the steep incline of the trail. If you want to hike down, we recommend the Thunder Mountain Trail. Additionally, if you'd like to hike up Shirley Canyon, you can take the Aerial Tram back down to the village. Here is a full hiking guide for the Squaw Valley area

Is there food at High Camp? 

Yes. You can choose from Granite Bistro Cafe, a sit-down establishment with mountain views, or the grab-n-go High Camp Marketplace in the summer. The Marketplace also has coffee, pool accessories, and merchandise.