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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 ends.

Aonach Mor

Aonach Mor / Nevis Range
By Fort William in Scotland at 2,150ft. 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.
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Mount Snowdon
By Llanberis in North Wales at 3,494 ft. 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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By Aviemore in Scotland at 3,599ft. 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

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 Suspension Bridge.
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Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen 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 tourists 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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Eagles Nest

Hitler's Eagles Nest
By Berchtesgaden/ Germany 6,017ft. 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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Eibsee Cable Car
Southern Germany at 9,678ft. 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 to Lake Eibsee.

There is a visitor centre and restaurant at the top station and you can climb the last 40 feet to the mountain summit.
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Mount Teide

Mount Teide
Island of Tenerife/ Canary Islands at 11,663 ft. 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 a permit.
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Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn
By Zermatt in southern Switzerland at 12,533ft. 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 a 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 scariest mountains.

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