Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
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Scenic Gondola Rides

Breathtaking Views, Lunch, and Learning

The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet is one of the most stunning views you'll find in California. But don't be fooled by the remote elevation – once you reach the top you'll discover there's plenty to do. You'll be amazed at what you find above 11,000 feet. 

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

Kids Ride FREE
Two kids can ride free with every paying adult.  (Ages 12 & under).
Call 800.MAMMOTH to reserve free kids tickets.

CALL 800.MAMMOTH for more info.

Hours of Operation: Daily, 9:00am - 4:00pm


Purchase Online

 Scenic Gondola Ride (single ride)  Age Price 
 Adult 23-64 $25
 Youth 13-22 $20
 Senior 65-79 $20
 Child Single Ride 5-12 $12
 Child w/ Paying Adult (Max 2 per Adult)  5-12 FREE
 Kids 4 & Under FREE
 Senior (80+) 80 & Over FREE
 Season Passholders All Ages FREE

*Child (5-12) two free per paying adult, $12 thereafter
 Call 800.MAMMOTH to reserve free kids tickets.

Shuttle service has ended for the 2015 summer season. 

Rates with Reds Meadow Ticket*
 Age Price 
 Adult 23-64 $19
 Youth (13-22) & Senior (65-79)  NA $14

Reds Meadow Shuttle Ticket: valid for discounted Scenic Gondola Ride on the same day or the day following the Reds Meadow shuttle ride. Reds Meadow shuttle ticket must be turned in at time of Scenic Gondola Ride purchase to receive discount. Show your ticket at the Adventure Center to get your discount.

Advance Purchase: Must purchase at least 2 days in advance to receive discount. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Limited availability of some products. Changes or cancellations made more than 2 days prior to the activity will be charged a $35 service fee. Changes or cancellations made within 2 full days will forfeit the entire payment.
Explore Mammoth

Explore Mammoth

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.

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

Explore the Eastern Sierra at the first interpretive center of its kind.  Located at the summit of Mammoth Mountain at 11,053 feet, stop in before you hike or ride down from the peak to learn about the natural history of Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra.

Displays and topics include:
  • Volcanic history
  • Geology
  • Weather patterns
  • Cultural heritage
  • Views of the Eastern Sierra landscape - the Minarets, Mono Lake, and 400 miles of peaks averaging 12,000 feet in elevation.
  • Admission is free with that day's Scenic Gondola Ride ticket, Bike Park ticket or a valid season pass.
Eleven53 Cafe

Eleven53 Cafe

Fuel up before your hike or ride at California’s highest eatery – the Top of Sierra Café and Market! Stop in to grab a gourmet sandwich, market fresh salad, fresh soups or a light snack or energy boost. Check out the Lookout Lunch for the best dining deal in the Sierra.

Scenic Gondola with Lookout Lunch

Scenic Gondola with Lookout Lunch

Add a nutritious lunch to your Scenic Gondola Ride for only a few dollars. Choose one of the delicious hot options available at the Eleven53 Cafe.

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Lunch Options

Available starting Saturday, June 13th from 10am-3pm. Options include Soups and Chili; Tri-Tip, Grilled Chicken or Grilled Cheese Sandwich plus a side and drink.

 Lookout Lunch (Includes Gondola Ride)  Age Price 
 Adult  19-64   $32
 Youth  13-18  $26
 Senior  65 and Over  $26
 Child  5-12  $6
 Senior (80+)  80 and Over  $12

Call 800.MAMMOTH for more information.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

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.