Whenever visiting the mountains it is always important to check current weather updates. Weather and other variables can affect operations of the lifts. Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as other bits of information we hope will enhance your visit to Mt Baldy.
Chairlift 1 transports passengers an elevation of 1300 vertical feet into alpine conditions where extreme cold can be dangerous especially for young and elderly guests. Warm multi-layered, winter clothing, hats and boots are essential to the safety of everyone being transported on the lift and participating in activities in an alpine environment. Mt Baldy Ski Lifts Inc reserves the right to refuse service for any safety concerns.
- 6500ft – Parking Lot/Ticket office
- 7800ft – Top of The Notch Restaurant
(Accessible by walking/hiking)
- Sugar Pine Chair Lift
- 10,064 – Mt Baldy Summit
Mt Baldy Ski Lifts offers scenic rides up chairlift #1 transporting guests from an elevation of 6,500 feet to 7,800 feet. The elevation change ALWAYS results in a substantial temperature and climactic difference. Be prepared! Always be ready for wind and rain. Young children are particularly vulnerable cold temperatures. Always be sure to check our homepage for the most current information on operating hours.
Persons interested in riding a chairlift at Mt Baldy Ski Lifts should be physically and mentally capable of sitting on the chairlift under their own volition for at least 25 min. Persons with known medical conditions that might compromise the guest’s ability to safely stay on the chair (such as seizures, psychiatric disorders, history of heart or vascular disease or strokes) should consider another activity at the ski area.
Minimum height = 40″ to ride the lift. Mt Baldy Ski Lifts recommends any child under age 14 ride with someone 14 years or older. Children must be at lease 40 inches tall, capable of understanding specific loading and unloading instructions, and be able to get on and off the lift under their own power. Actual loading and unloading decisions are made by the on duty lift operator.
Animals are not permitted on the chair lift. However, dogs are allowed within our permitted area. Dogs must be mild tempered and must not pose a threat to Mt Baldy Ski Lifts personnel or customers.
Stroller’s & wheelchair’s are permitted as long as the Item is able to fold flat we can place the item in a chair lift. Some heavier items may not be able to be transported safely using the lift.
We now offer Tent Cabins & additional tent Camping spots for large groups on our permitted area. Reservations are required. Campfires are not permitted. Make Reservations & view full details
Campfires are strictly forbidden within our permitted boundary, and are punishable under federal law.
Camping overnight in your parking lot is permitted. The cost to park in our parking lot is $5 and you must display parking ticket in your dash. A National Forest Adventure Pass will work in place of a Mt. Baldy Parking Ticket.
This ride is engineered to produce substantial g-forces, and it is the inherent nature of the ride to do just that; therefore we have restrictions for age and medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate in this activity. We reserve the right to refuse service should we have a concern for your well-being.
A Zipline ride is about 600ft long (about 2 football fields) and lasts about 15 seconds
- You must be at least 8 years of age.
- You must be at least 48 inches tall, but not more than 75 inches tall.
- You must properly fit into Zip Line safety equipment.
- You must weigh at least 50 lbs, but not more than 250 lbs.
Closed toed shoes are required. No loose or dangling clothing or hair. Individuals with long hair should bring a hair tie.
Persons with the following conditions may not use the Zipline ride:
- Heart conditions or breathing conditions, abnormal blood pressure, seizure disorders.
- Persons with head, neck, or back conditions.
- Expectant mothers (pregnant).
- Persons with recent surgery or other medical conditions.
- If you have another medical condition such as diabetes, check with your doctor to better determine if Zip Lines are an appropriate activity.
We DO NOT allow zipping while pregnant. The essential characteristics of the ride design, produces forces that could endanger your pregnancy. Mt Baldy Ski Lifts Staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone should we be concerned for a guest’s safety.
Participants must be able to: Understand and follow basic directions, including basic directions that are communicated by a zip line operator from at least 50 feet away, maintain a sitting posture and fit into a harness that safely secures around torso and upper legs. Wheelchair access requires the ability to travel by wheelchair, on a dirt road. Consult your physician for further recommendations. Mt Baldy Ski Lifts Staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone should we be concerned for a guest’s safety.
The Notch (Restaurant & Venue)
Our restaurant, Top of the Notch, is overseen by Executive Chef Bill Callen. The menu is largely influenced by American cuisine, but occasionally features dishes from around the world. Dining at 8,000 feet above sea level is truly a unique experience. During the summer, the Notch also hosts many events including five 3-day music festivals, Moonlight Hikes, and Battle of the Brews.
All major credit cards are accepted at the mountain. We also offer gift cards, which are often available online at big discounts.
All burgers are available with vegetarian patties. The Notch also features an assortment of other fresh vegetarian options.
Can I use my drone (UAS) at Mt Baldy Ski Lifts?
Because of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Mt Baldy Ski Lifts Inc prohibits the operation or use of UAS (unmanned aerial systems commonly referred to as drones) by the general public – including recreational users, hobbyists, or for any commercial use. Drone use is permitted only upon obtaining written authorization from Management. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone used by media or journalists operating above or within the Mt Baldy Ski Lifts Inc boundary. Violation of this policy may result in loss of lift privileges and/or prosecution under applicable law. Please contact a resort representative in Administration if you have any questions.
The Mt Baldy Ski Lifts offers ticketing purchase online and on site. Online pre-sale tickets are always less expensive than on site prices. Pre-sale prices are only available online. All tickets purchased in advance must be redeemed at a ticket office window.
Do you offer refunds?
We do not offer refunds. Refunds are issued through the third party vendor based on their refund policy.
My voucher is expired
The value you paid for the voucher never expires in the State of California. We will honor the dollar amount you paid for the voucher and use it as credit towards tickets purchased at the window on the day of your visit.