Scenic Chairlift Rides

Weekends this Fall


Weekends in September and October (2020 schedule released soon)

Experience the beautiful colors of autumn and the surrounding views from Rib Mountain State Park, overlooking the City of Wausau.  Enjoy the scenic ride up our Comet Express charilift, with the option of getting off at the top to walk, hike, climb, explore and much more in the State Park. We recommend checking out the tower! 

The Comet Express 6-Pack chair will be operating at a slower pace to create a more enjoyable ride, and so you'll be able to fully take in the views. It is located outside our main base area and has safe loading and unloading areas.  The chairlift can be enjoyed by guests of all ages and abilities. We have the capacity to slow down or stop the lift should you need assistance embarking or unloading at either terminal.


  • Sunset Rides - Perfect for date night! Times are adjusted to ensure that you get the best view while the sun goes down.  
  • Fall Rides - Occur when the leaves start to turn bright and beautiful oranges, yellows and reds. 

WHEN:  2020 Schedule is TBD

TICKET COST:   TBD - check back soon.  



  • Our Retail Shop will be open every day the lift is running. Be sure to check it out and snag some GP gear!
  • Food and Beverages will be served out of our Historic Chalet or the 10th Mountain Cafe. 
  • Bonfires on our Historic Patio before/after the Sunset rides are the perfect place to cozy up as it is cooling down!
  • Season Passes will be sold in our main office for the 2020/2021 Season.

Rider must be at least 3 years old to ride or a minimum of  36" tall.  Riders must sit in their own seat, no lap sitting or child harnesses permitted.  Animals are also not allowed to ride the lift. If you should need assistance prior to loading or unloading please notify an operator prior to entering the loading area. No open beverages are allowed on the Chairlift.

***Dates subject to change due to weather or other.  Make sure to call ahead or check here for the latest schedule. If cancelled due to weather, or any other reason purchased tickets can be used for another date.