community guide to Eugene and beyond
Willamette Pass is approximately a 1 1/2 hour drive on Hwy 58 from the Eugene area. Every year Willamette Pass converts their main ski-lift to a wonderful form of transportation and sightseeing tool. When you arrive at the top you are welcome to hike, sightsee, mountain bike, play Frisbee Golf on a professionally designed course or simply have a Picnic.
Tickets for the Oregon Skyway gondola ride can be purchased at the Lodge.
Hours of Operation: (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Pricing Oregon Skyway Gondola: 10:00 am - dusk
Restaurant and Lounge: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
June 15th through September 1
Adult Full Day
Youth Full Day
Child (Under 5)
Family Pass (4 or more)
Senior Full Day
Adult Bike Pass
Youth Bike Pass
The Oregon Skyway Gondola operates through September. 10:00AM-Dusk / Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Leaving the passenger loading area and heading up
At the halfway point the grade starts to increase
About 3/4 of the way to the top of the ride
Enjoying a view of Diamond Peak above Odell Lake
Nearing the upper landing pad for the Oregon Skyway
Each gondola can carry two riders with bikes
Enjoy a picnic or just relax at 6,667 Ft. above sea-level
After a couple of hours we decided to hop on the Oregon Skyway gondola for the ride back down to the lodge.
Camping is available in nearby Willamette National Forest