Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

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Scenic Gondola Rides

Mammoth's Favorite Attraction

The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet provides one of the most stunning views you'll find in California. Take a scenic trip up the Panorama Gondola for a 360 degree vista of Sierra Nevada peaks and a commanding view of the San Joaquin River Valley below. Grab a lunch at the cafe at the top, then visit the Eleven53 Interpretive Center and on-mountain learning stations to discover the history and wonder of the Sierra.

Location: Get on the Panorama Gondola across from Main Lodge
Weather permitting: Be sure to check lift status for weather holds
Tickets: Available online, by calling 800.MAMMOTH or at any ticket counter

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

With interactive exhibits for all ages that change periodically, a full time docent and panoramic views featuring the Sierra and White Mountains, Minarets, Mono Lake, Yosemite peaks and beyond, Eleven53 is the central hub of the Explore Mammoth experience. Admission is free with a Scenic Gondola Ride ticket, lift ticket, or Cali4nia Pass.

Topics may include:

  • Volcanic History
  • Geology & Geography
  • Weather Patterns
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Natural History

Eleven53 Cafe
Enjoy a scenic lunch at the top of the mountain. Take a quick break from the slopes or hop on the gondola all the way to the top for lunch with a view. Offering classic sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, kid favorites and snacks. Open daily for lunch.


Book online  or call 800.MAMMOTH to purchase your Scenic Gondola Ride tickets.

Advanced Booking Activity Cancellation Policy
Once booked, you are able to modify or cancel an activity with the following restrictions: Cancellations made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled activity will result in a full refund less a $35 cancellation fee; modifications to an existing scheduled activity will also incur a $35 change fee. Modifications or cancellations made within 7 days of the scheduled activity date up to 4PM on the day prior will result in an Activity Change Credit being issued for the value of the original activity. Reservations cannot be modified after 4PM on the day prior; cancellations at this point will result in a total forfeit of the cost.

Activity Change Credits are non-refundable and must be redeemed by the end of the winter season. They can be applied towards the purchase of any Mammoth Mountain activity by calling 800.MAMMOTH with at least 24-hours prior to your planned activity