Scenic Chairlift

Take a relaxing seven-minute ride to the top of the mountain on Cranmore’s four-passenger summit chairlift. After reaching the top, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding Mt. Washington Valley.

Restrictions: riders must be age eight years or older to ride alone. Operating hours are dependent on the season.

Core Season (Late June to Labor Day):

The last chair to the summit is 4:30pm and the last ride down from the summit is 4:45pm

Early/Late season (May to June and Labor Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day):

The last chair to the summit is 3:30pm, and the last ride down from the summit is 3:45pm.


Scenic Chairlift Family
Meister Hut Vertical

Meister Hut

Located at the summit, the historic Meister Hut is the perfect spot to kick back and relax on the deck or make it a mountaintop picnic. The restaurant is open 10:30am–3:30pm and offers a lunch menu, grab and go snacks, ice cream and local craft beer.

Hiking at the Summit

Starting at the Meister Hut is a ½-mile loop around the summit and the two-mile Black Cap Connector trail. Both great hiking options for families, they offer stunning, 360-degree views of Mt. Washington Valley, Presidential Mountain Range, Black Cap Mountain and the Moats. Please hike at your own risk, stay on designated paths, carry in/carry out and don’t feed the animals.

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Cranmore Hiking Map