Scenic Gondola Rides and the Eleven53 Interpretive Center are open for Memorial Day and then on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until resuming full operations on June 12.
Breathtaking Views, Lunch, and Learning
The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet is perhaps the most stunning view you'll find in California. Enjoy 360 degree views of over 400 miles of high altitude peaks. But don't be fooled by the remote elevation – once you reach the top you'll discover there's plenty to do. You'll be amazed at what you find above 11,000 feet. Location:
Get on the Panorama Gondola at Main Lodge. Weather permitting:
Be sure to check lift status for weather holds. Tickets:
Available at Main Lodge ticket counter.
Winter Hours of Operation: Opening Day (Nov 13, 2014) through Memorial Day (May 25, 2015)
Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-3:30pm
Closed (May 26 - June 12, 2015)
Summer Hours of Operation:
June 13 - September 27, 2015
Eleven53 Interpretive Center - With a full time docent, interactive exhibits for all ages, café, and panoramic views of the Eastern Sierra, Eleven53 is the central hub of the Explore Mammoth experience.
Admission is free with a scenic gondola ride ticket, ski area lift ticket or any Mammoth season pass. Exhibits change periodically. Topics may include:
- Volcanic history
- Geology & Geography
- Weather Patterns
- Cultural heritage
- Natural History
- Views of the Minarets, Mono Lake, Yosemite peaks, and hundreds of miles of high altitude Sierra mountains.
- Take a quick break from the slopes and grab a gourmet sandwich, bowl of chili, fresh salad, soup or a light snack at the summit of Mammoth Mountain. Eleven53 is also the perfect place for non-skiers to grab a bite and experience the grandeur and beauty of California's highest resort peak.