Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
 

Explore Mammoth

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DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND WONDER OF THE SIERRA

It starts with a scenic gondola ride to 11,053 feet and one of the most stunning 360⁰ views in California. Amid the backdrop of high alpine peaks and pristine lakes, a rich learning experience awaits adults and kids alike. Explore the geologic, natural, and human history of Mammoth and find out why this is one of the most studied regions in the world. 

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

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LEARNING STATIONS

SUMMIT

Eleven53 Interpretive Center: With a full time docent, interactive exhibits for all ages, a movie theater, café, and panoramic views of the Eastern Sierra, Eleven53 is the central hub of the Explore Mammoth experience.

GEOLOGY

Lakes Basin Overlook: Learn about the formation of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the prodigious volcanic history of Mammoth Mountain, and the pioneers who settled the area and mined its treasures.

HISTORY

Mammoth Museum @ McCoy Station: Journey back to the 1950s and discover how Dave McCoy’s vision and innovations transformed Mammoth Mountain and the ski industry. Early grooming, avalanche and lift equipment on display.

WEATHER

Long Valley Overlook: Find out why Mammoth’s high alpine weather patterns are a boon to skiers and scientists alike. Discover the critical role Mammoth’s snow pack plays in the California water supply, and learn about ongoing scientific research and the sophisticated instruments stationed on the mountain.

ECOLOGY

Discovery Nature Trail: Discovery Nature Trail Learn about the hardy flora and fauna that call Mammoth home. Identify local critters, birds, and trees and discover how they’ve adapted to their high altitude environment.

LEARNING STATIONS