Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
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Explore Mammoth

Closed for the summer season. Winter scenic rides will begin in mid-November, weather permitting. The Eleven53 Interpretive Center is open during the winter season.  (All other on-mountain learning stations are closed throughout the winter).



DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND WONDER OF THE SIERRA

Explore the geologic, natural and cultural history of Mammoth on this selfguided adventure amid a backdrop of high alpine peaks and pristine lakes. It starts with a Scenic Gondola Ride to the summit, where you can check out the Eleven53 Interpretive Center’s interactive exhibits, then stop at several on-mountain learning stations to 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 Ride ticket.

Click here for Scenic Gondola Ride ticket and pricing information



LEARNING STATIONS


Summit

Summit

Eleven53 Interpretive Center: Featuring interactive exhibits for all ages, a knowledgeable docent, movie theater, 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.

 

Geography

Geography

Lakes Basin Overlook: Enjoy a commanding view of the region and meet the early pioneers who mined its treasures. Learn about the Sierra Nevada mountain range, glaciation and the amazing middle fork of the San Joaquin River.

Geology

Geology

Long Valley Overlook: Discover the prodigious volcanic history of Mammoth Mountain and its surrounding area. Learn about the Bishop Tuft “super explosion,” the Long Valley Caldera, Inyo-Mono craters and other geologic marvels.

History

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

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

Ecology

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.