The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola - the only of its kind in Britain, its built on the north face of Aonach Mor, the 8th highest mountain in Britain, on the outskirts of Fort William originally as a way to transport skiers to the slopes. However, the Mountain Gondola is also an amazing visitor attraction in its own right, allowing visitors to enjoy the scenic ride, whilst absorbing the stunning views and clear mountain air, feeling fully refreshed on their journey back to firm ground. The Mountain Gondola is also widely used as a short cut by climbers to the many challenging Winter routes and Hill Walkers to access Summer routes, plus mountain bikers who ride the exciting & challenging downhill tracks, also by paragliders and hangliders on their journey to the clouds.
Gondolas transport visitors from 100m to 650m up the mountain and takes approximately 12 - 15 minutes each way. The Doppelmayr gondola system comprises of 80 six seat closed cabins running on a continuous 4.6km steel cable weighing 40 tons. This is supported between 18 pylons, 2 masts, and 2 drive station structures each anchored in 200 tonnes of concrete and spans 2.3km. There are specific ambulance, freight and service gondolas. The rated carrying capacity is 1700 persons per hour at any one time.
The Gondola journey allows you to take in breathtaking panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands whatever the season, including the Great Glen, Ben Nevis and surrounding areas. On a clear day this spectacular view can extend as far as the Inner Hebrides. There are 2 relatively easy walks accessible from the top Gondola station to either, Sgurr Finnisg-aig (approx 45min return walk) or Meall Beag (1hr return walk), enabling all our visitors young and old alike to enjoy and appreciate the magnificence and ruggedness of the Scottish Highlands.
Nevis Range is committed to ensuring that all of our visitors can access the mountain to enjoy a great day out and, create lifelong memories. From arrival in parking your car, getting in the Gondola, toilets and accessing the Cafe/Restaurant, our facilities are available to a wide spectrum of visitors. Ample car parking is available onsite and is charged at £3 per day between 1st of May - 31st of October.
We welcome your four-legged friends! Owners can take their dogs in the Gondola and then enjoy scenic walks to one of the 2 mountain viewpoint trails. We just ask that they are kept on a lead at all times. Your dogs are not allowed in the Snowgoose Restaurant & Bar or the Pinemarten Cafe Bar for health and hygiene reasons.
Opening Times: -
Weekday Gondola 9.30am - 5pm
Weekend Gondola 9am - 5pm
Climbers Gondola 8am
Ski Hire and Ski School 8am
Tickets can be purchased on line or at the Ticket Office.
Tickets for same day need to be purchased at the Ticket Office.
Group rates and other ticket types are available at the ticket office.
Under 5s go free on the Gondola.
Adults £19.50 single day or £65.00 per week
Children £11.00 single day or £39.00 per week
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £51.00 single day
Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) £55.00 single day
Family (2 Adults, 4 Children) £58.00 single day