We had planned to take the $30 aerial tram to the top of the mountain, but changed our minds and rode the gondola car. So glad we did. There was about a 15 minute wait line for the gondola, but it was worth it. When you arrive at The Deck, over 9000 feet, it is nice and cool, and the view is magnificent. They have happy hour from 4:30-6:30 with all drinks half price, and the appetizers are huge and delicious. We had the portebella mushrooms and they were unbelievable. I also had the huckleberry cocktail and it was yummy. Sorry we didn't have time to go back again. A must do, and only a 15 minute drive from JH.