If you're looking for an evening of live music, cocktails, and a breathtaking view of the Yampa Valley, I would highly recommend Sunset Happy Hour. This is by far the best hour of the day with an incredible sunset at over 9,000 feet, the experience is definitely worth the money! Happy Hour occurs most Thursday and Sundays through September, weather and events permitting. Season passholders ride the Gondola for free. If you do not have a season pass, tickets can be purchased in the Gondola Bay prior to boarding. If you purchase a ticket you get a $5 credit to use to purchase food and drinks. Gondola boarding begins at 5:00pm and ends at 7:45pm.