Mammoth Mountain Panorama Gondola

Scenic Gondola Rides

The Panorama Gondola is currently closed for maintenance. It will reopen on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

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.

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Mammoth Mountain Panorama Gondola car with scenic view of the Minarets covered in snow
Get a free Scenic Gondola ride ticket with every night you stay when you book the Stay & Gondola Package.
View of sun setting over Minarets from the top of Mammoth Mountain with American flags on top of the summit sign and crowd of people watching the sun set
Summit Sunset Parties
Ride the Panorama Gondola to the top of the Sierra at dusk to watch the sun set over the Minarets. Enjoy breaktaking views and live music for this unique summer experience on July 1 and September 3. Event ticket required.
10001 Minaret RdMammoth Lakes, CA 93546See on map
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.

Boy on father's shoulders with outstretched arms in front of Mammoth Mountain summit sign

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.


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.

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.

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 after the ski/snowboard season has ended.