Mammoth Mountain Panorama Gondola in winter

Scenic Gondola Rides

The Scenic Gondola will close for maintenance from May 28 through June 21.
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Stunning 360° Views

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.

Each Scenic Gondola Ride ticket provides unlimited access for the day of purchase. Enjoy unlimited rides all day long. Up to two kids (ages 12 and under) ride free with each paying adult. Free tickets for kids are available at any ticket window.


Get a discounted lunch voucher when you book a Lookout Lunch Package and enjoy good eats, incredible views, and additional savings. Vouchers include a sandwich, side, and a drink at Eleven43 Café.

Mammoth Mountain Panorama Gondola car with scenic view of the Minarets covered in snow
Stay & Gondola Package
Get a free Scenic Gondola ride ticket with every night you stay.

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24/25 Ikon Pass holders can ride the Scenic Gondola for free. Just scan your pass and enjoy the views.
Child looking out the window through the viewfinder at Eleven53 Interpretive Center on the top of Mammoth Mountain

Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

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. Enjoy free access with your Scenic Gondola Ride ticket.

Exhibits change periodically. Topics may include volcanic history, geology and geography, weather patterns, cultural heritage, and natural history.

Enjoy lunch with a view at Eleven53 Café. Offering house-made sandwiches, soup, chili, and snacks.

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Summit Sign

Once you get to the top, step outside for a short walk to Mammoth Mountain's famous totem sign. Take a selfie and enjoy the beautiful views of the Minarets and beyond.


Scenic Gondola Rides will be closed May 28–June 21, 2024 for scheduled maintenance.

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

Gondola operations are subject to change or close without notice and access is not guaranteed to ticket holders.

When is the last gondola ride of the day?

The Scenic Gondola takes about 7 minutes from the base area to the top of the Mountain. Walk-up ticket sales end 30 minutes prior to closing.


Up to two kids (ages 12 and under) ride free with each paying adult. Free tickets can be obtained at any ticket window. Seniors over 80 ride free as well. All riders must be present when picking up tickets.

Can I bring my dog on the gondola?

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