Mount Lemmon Sky Ride

A view from the midpoint of the Mount Lemmon ski lift. The lift is open on Thursdays through Mondays until September 2.

J.D. Fitzgerald/The Explorer

The Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski lift is now open as a Sky Ride, Thursdays through Mondays, during the summer. A ride on the Sky Ride to the summit and back takes about one hour. You can expect to see wildlife and summer birds on your way up.

Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley is the southernmost ski area in the United States, and, compared with the Tucson valley, temperatures here are 30º cooler in the aspen and Ponderosa pine forest.

Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley is a small enclave of shops with the Iron Door restaurant, the Miner's Sweet Tooth café selling homemade cookies and fudge, Grub Stake patio café, and the Motherlode Gift Shop. The Sky Ride is located a 30-mile drive north of central Tucson, on the slopes of Mount Lemmon in the Coronado National Forest.

May 23, 2013 - September 02, 2013

Where: 10300 Ski Run Rd., Mt. Lemmon, AZ 85619 

Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Admission: Sky Ride Tickets: $5-$9 

Phone: 520-626-8122

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