Top 10 Most Stunning Aerial Lifts Around the World


10 Val Thorens Aerial Lifts

Val Thorens, in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie, is Europe’s highest ski resort. It provides a spectacular perspective of the French Alps, particularly from the aerial lifts accessible. There are 32 lifts at Val Thorens. Chairlifts, draglifts, cable cars, gondolas, and magic carpets are examples of these. There are four funitels to choose from. While the funitels are popular, adventurous souls prefer to ride the open chairlifts.

9 Klein Matterhorn Aerial Tramway

The Klein Matterhorn aerial tramway is located in Switzerland, at the end of a multi-stage cable car ride from Zermatt. The cable car provides a spectacular view of the Theodul Glacier below, and from outside the tram station, you can see the Ice Cave or Glacier Grotto. The Klein Matterhorn has Europe’s largest and highest summer ski area, with lift access.

8 Grouse Mountain Skyride

The Grouse Mountain in British Columbia is part of the Pacific Ranges of Canada’s North Shore Mountains. Grouse Mountain Resort is a winter alpine ski resort with a view of Greater Vancouver. The four chairlifts are one of the resort’s main attractions. The views from the chairlifts are breathtaking. In addition, the Swiss Garaventa aerial tramway provides public access to the mountain’s summit.

7 Ropeway of Rajgir

Rajgir is the capital of the Magadha kingdom and is located in Bihar’s Nalanda district. The ropeway is one of the biggest tourist attractions in this area. The Makhdoom Kund, the Vishwa Shanti tupa, and the monasteries are all connected by it. They provide a spectacular perspective of the valley, which is nestled between the seven hills of Vaibhara, Ratna, Saila, Sona, Udaya, Chhatha, and Vipula. Single riders only use the open lifts.

6 Masada Cableway

The Masada cableway is an aerial tramway at Masada, Israel’s historic stronghold. Its bottom station is 257 metres below sea level, while its peak station is 33 metres above sea level, making it the world’s lowest aerial tramway. Masada, Israel’s ancient stronghold on the eastern border of the Judaean Desert and overlooking the Dead Sea, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5 Norsjö Ropeway

The Norsjö aerial tramway runs for 13.2 kilometres between rträsk and Mensträsk in Sweden’s Norsjö Municipality. In 1989, the Norsjö aerial tramway opened for passenger travel as a tourist attraction.

4 Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line is a cable car that spans the River Thames in London, England, and was created by Doppelmayr with Emirates’ sponsorship. Transport for London operates the service, which began on June 28, 2012. The service promises “a unique view of London” in addition to river transportation. It takes around 10 minutes to go from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks, however it only takes 5 minutes at rush hour. The trip provides a magnificent perspective of the city.

3 Roosevelt Island Tramway

Roosevelt Island is a small island in New York City’s East River, sandwiched between the boroughs of Queens on Long Island to the east and Manhattan Island to the west. The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial lift that connects Roosevelt Island with Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The tramway crosses the East River and provides a spectacular perspective of the bustling city, its bridge, and other sights.

2 Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is a five-minute cable car trip that takes passengers to the summit of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. The Cableway is one of Cape Town’s most prominent tourist attractions, with roughly one million visitors each year. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is one of the world’s oldest, being opened in 1929. The previous single cable system was replaced by a double cable system and Rotair vehicles, whose floors spin providing a panoramic view of the mountains, seaboards, islands, and other landmarks.

1 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s biggest revolving aerial tramway, located in Palm Springs, California. It was built in rough Chino Canyon and inaugurated in September 1963 as a route to go from the Coachella Valley bottom to near the summit of San Jacinto Peak.