We came right before sunrise on a Monday morning, and there was no line. This was a couple days after their annual (or monthly) maintenance. The ascend was smooth, peaceful, and quiet. We left the window open so that we can take unobstructed pictures of the view. It was surprisingly not cold despite the temperature being in the negatives. Before you know it, we were at the top before ten minutes went by. The price is a bit steep but understandably so for the convenience and safety precautions. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience an enjoyable ride up to the summit.