Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Scenic Gondola Rides


Mammoth's Favorite Attraction

The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet is one of the most stunning views you'll find in California. Take a scenic ride up the Panorama Gondola and enjoy a 360 degree vista of high altitude Sierra Nevada peaks with a commanding view of the San Joaquin River Valley below. Have lunch at the Eleven53 Cafe and learn about the amazing geologic, volcanic, and natural history of the region at the Eleven53 Interpretive Center. You'll quickly discover there's more to do above 11,000 feet than just ski.

Location: Get on the Panorama Gondola at Main Lodge.
Weather permitting: Be sure to check lift status for weather holds.
Tickets: Available Online, through 800.MAMMOTH(800.626.6684) or at any ticket counter.

Winter Hours of Operation: 

November 22 - Memorial Day
7:30am-3:30pm Daily      

Last cabin to the top 3:30pm; last cabin to McCoy station 4pm.

Summer Hours of Operation:

June 12 - September 27, 2015

Panorama Gondola will be closed for maintenance May 26-28, June 1-4, and June 8-11. Scenic Gondola Rides will be available Friday-Sunday, May 29-31, and Friday-Sunday, June 5-7 from 9:00am-4:00pm. It will reopen for full summer operations on Friday, June 12.

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

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.

Eleven53 Cafe
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.


Scenic Gondola Ride (single ride)*
Age Groups Price**
Adult 19 - 64 $25
Youth 13 - 18 $19
Senior 65 - 79 $19
Child 5 - 12  $12*
Kids 4 & under FREE
Seniors 80 & over FREE
Passholders All Ages FREE

*Child (5-12) two free per paying adult, $12 thereafter
**Save 10% with 7 day advance booking

Book Online  or call 800.MAMMOTH(800.626.6684) to purchase your scenic gondola tickets today.

Advance Purchase Terms & Conditions
All advance sale activity products are non-refundable. If you change or cancel by 4pm one day before your scheduled activity, you will be issued an Activity Change credit less a $35 change fee. Changes or cancellations made after 4pm the day before your scheduled activity will be a full forfeiture. Issued Activity Change credits must be redeemed by the end of the 2014/2015 ski season for tickets and reloads, lessons, rentals, scenic gondola rides, day care or all other activity products. Any unused portion of the Activity Change credit will be forfeited. Activity change credits cannot be issued or redeemed for season passes, gift cards, pass cash, airfare, season lockers, promotional items and food and beverage products. These policies do not apply to promotional tickets. Promotional tickets are always non-refundable.