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Scenic Gondola

Summit Adventures

Take a Scenic Gondola Ride up Mammoth Mountain to explore all the fun at 11,053 ft. At the top, snap a selfie at the summit sign, enjoy lunch with panoramic views at the Eleven53 Café, and discover the history and wonder of the Sierra at the interpretive center. Make it a one-way trip – just top-off your water bottle and head back down on foot for a rewarding hike. 

Access to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center and all Explore Mammoth learning stations is FREE with the purchase of a Scenic Gondola Ride ticket.

Kids Ride FREE

Up to 2 kids (ages 12 and under) ride free with each paying adult. Free tickets can be obtained at any ticket window.


Open daily 9AM–4:30PM with the last ticket sold at 4:25PM.
Weather and conditions permitting.


Load the Panorama Gondola in the building across from the Main Lodge west entrance. Check the Lift & Trail Status beforehand to make sure there aren't any weather holds on the gondola.

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Purchase Tickets

Save up to 20%* when You Purchase 7+ Days in Advance

Also available for purchase at any ticket window or by calling 800.MAMMOTH.

To redeem all items reserved or purchased online from a Mammoth Mountain ticket counter or business, the purchaser must be in person at time of redemption and present the following:

  • Purchase confirmation email
  • Valid photo ID
  • Original credit or debit card used for the purchase
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Scenic Ride + Lookout Lunch at the Summit

Scenic Ride + Lookout Lunch at the Summit

The Lookout Lunch package includes a Scenic Gondola ticket that also gets you lunch at the Eleven53 Cafe at the summit. Meal options include any of the available wraps with a bag of chips or candy. The meal also comes with your choice of a soda, coffee or hot chocolate. 


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Explore Mammoth

Explore Mammoth

Discover & Learn

Explore the geologic, natural and cultural history of the region on this self-guided adventure amid a backdrop of high alpine peaks and pristine lakes. Check out the Eleven53 Interpretive Center’s interactive exhibits, then stop at several on-mountain learning stations to discover why this is one of the most studied regions in the world. Free with each gondola ticket.

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Eleven53 Interpretive Center

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

At the Summit

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.
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On-Mountain Hiking Trails

On-Mountain Hiking Trails

Ride Up & Hike Down

There are several scenic hiking trails on Mammoth Mountain. Get your free hiking guide at the Adventure Center before you board the Panorama Gondola. Dogs on a leash are welcome.

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Check out all the fun and be sure to share your summer adventures by tagging #Gondola on social media.

*20% advanced purchase discount applied when purchased 7+ days in advance (5/22/2020–9/20/20). Prices, discounts and blackout dates subject to change anytime without notice.