Mountains throughout the World with
Lifts top the Top
Below is a list of Mountains
throughout the World with lifts to the
top, or close to the top, such as Trains,
Roads, Elevators or Gondola's.
The view from high in a mountain is
one of the most amazing experiences you
can ever obtain. Not everyone is fit
enough to climb to a few thousand feet,
or willing to endure the pain you have to
go through to reach that height up a
mountain, so make their way to these
mountains with lifts. Many have shops and
restaurants at the top.
The mountains listed below are in
order of lowest to highest where the lift
Aonach Mor/ Nevis
Range by Fort William in Scotland
The Nevis Range is situated on the 4,006
ft high Aonoch Mor mountain, just north
of Scotlands highest mountain Ben Nevis.
The range caters for almost every type of
snow sport in winter, and is popular with
people using the gondola to visit the
Snowgoose Restaurant at 2,150ft all year
round. The top station, when there is no
snow, allows access to mountain walking
trails, suitable for all ages, and has
well maintained mountain bike trails.
Regular buses and trains run to Fort
William from all over the UK. Regular
buses run between Fort William and the
Nevis Range. Tel: 01397 705 825.
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Mount Snowdon /
Northwest Wales by Llanberis at
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales
at 3,560 ft above sea level, the most
climbed mountain in Britain. It is in
Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd. The
Snowdon Mountain Railway runs to the top
for anyone not fit enough to hike to the
top. A restaurant and shop are at the top
station, 60 feet below the summit with
great views. The main walking routes take
about 6 hours to the top and back, with
the railway and tourist paths starting
from the town of Llanberis
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miles southeast of Aviemore in Scotland
Cairngorm is a mountain in the Gairngorms
National Park by the town of Aviemore. At
4084 ft, it is the sixth highest mountain
in the UK. Scotland's top ski resort was
opened here in 1960, and the Cairngorm
Mountain Railway was opened in 2001.
The top station has a Visitor Centre and
Restaurant with tgreat views. The top
Ptarmigan Station is at 3,599ft. You can
book a guided tour from the top station
for a safe hike to the top of the
mountain at over 4,000 ft. Regular trains
and buses run to Aviemore from all over
the UK. Regular buses run from Aviemore
to the Cairngorm ski centre.
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Grouse Mountain by Vancouver/
Canada at 4,039 ft
Grouse Mountain is situated only a few
miles north of Vancouver with great views
over the city and Pacific Ocean. In
winter, the mountain is the site of an
alpine ski area. Public access to the top
is by an aerial tramway named the
Skyride. Attractions on the mountain are
lumberjack shows, tree sculptures, a 2
mile hiking trail known as the Grouse
Grind, a 100 seat mountaintop theatre and
a wildlife refuge. Between Vancouver and
Grouse Mountain is another main
attraction in the region, the Capilano
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Mountain in China, a glass
bottomed walk at 4,700ft
Tianmen Mountain at 4,980 ft above sea
level, is situated in the Tianmen
Mountain National Park in China's Hunan
Province, about 5 miles south of Zhangjiajie village. There are
cable cars and a long winding road for
tour buses for transporting tourist close
to the top. Once near the top, you can
climb up the 999 steps to Tianmen
Cave, a 431 ft high natural hole in
the mountain, visit the mountain top
temple, or walk miles of paths that are
built onto the cliff face close to the
top of the mountain. A 200 foot section
of the walkway has a glass floor above a
vertical drop of 1,000s of feet.
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Nest by Berchtesgaden/ Germany
The Kehlsteinhaus or better known as the
Eagles Nest is a chalet built for the
German dictator Hitler in the Bavarian
Alps, on top of the mountain named
Kehlstein at 6,017 ft, which is a sub
peak of the 8,274 ft mountain named Hoher
Goll. The Kehlsteinhaus was built as a
50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler to
serve as a retreat. The building now
serves as a tourist attraction and
restaurant. Tours normaly depart from the
historic German town of Berchtesgaden to the Eagles
Nest with a bus ride about 11 miles
southeast towards the Austrian border.
The bus drops you off at the entrance to
the Elevator that takes you up the final
406 ft to the Eagles Nest. You can also
take tours from many other German or
Austrian cities in that region.
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Car southern Germany at
The Eibsee Cable Car opened in 1963 to
transfer tourists to just below the
summit of Mount Zugspitze, Germany's highest
mountain at 9,718 ft. The mountain is
situated 7 miles southwest of the German
mountain resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, on the
border between Germany and Austria, next
Eibsee. There is a visitor centre and
restaurant at the top station and you can
climb the last 40 feet to the mountain
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island of Tenerife/ Canary Islands at
Mount Teide is a 12,198 ft high volcano
on the popular holiday island of Tenerife
in the Canary Islands, it is the highest
point above sea level of all the islands
in the Atlantic. Buses run from the main
holiday resorts on the southwest of the
island about 30 miles to the base of the
mountain at 7,730 ft, a cable car then
runs to 11,663 ft, as high in the
mountain as you are allowed to go without
Matterhorn by Zermatt
in southern Switzerland at 12,533ft
The Klein Matterhorn is a sub-peak of the
13,661 ft mountain named Breithorn. Klein
Matterhorn is where Europe's highest
cable car runs, to the top of the
Zermatt-Cervinia ski area. Many tourist
use the cable car just to visit the top
station with viewing platform, explore
the tunnel into the glacier with ice
sculptures, or to make a guided climb
from the top station to the top of the
Breithorn. The ride up gives
amazing views of the 14,692 ft Matterhorn, one of the world's
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