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Gondola cabin headed towards the summit with mountains in the background.

Stunning 360° Views of the Sierra & Beyond

Take an aerial ride up Mammoth Mountain on the Panorama Gondola 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 and through our Explore Mammoth learning stations. Make it a one-way trip – just top-off your water bottle and head back down on foot for a rewarding hike.  

21/22 Ikon Pass Holders – stop by the ticket counter at the Adventure Center at Main Lodge for a free gondola ride. 


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.

Pet Policy

Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to board the Gondola during the summer months only.

Hours & Location

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Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Your destination at the summit. Featuring exhibits for all ages, a knowledgeable docent, café and panoramic views of the Sierra and beyond. This is the central hub of the Explore Mammoth experience, at the very top of the mountain.

Enjoy free access to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center and Café with your Scenic Gondola Ride ticket.

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

Exhibits change periodically. Topics may include:

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

Eleven53 Café

Enjoy lunch with a view. Offering house-made wraps, soup, chili, and snacks at the top of Mammoth Mountain. Open daily for lunch.  

Exhibits & Menu
Explore Mammoth

Explore Mammoth

Discover The History and Wonder of the Sierra

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. 


On-Mountain Hiking Trails

On-Mountain Hiking Trails

Ride Up & Hike Down

Make it a one-way trip and head back down on foot for a rewarding hike. 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.

View Hiking Trails


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