Scenic Gondola Rides
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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Address10001 Minaret RdMammoth Lakes, CA 93546See on map
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.
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.
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.
Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to board the Panorama Gondola during the summer months only after the ski/snowboard season has ended.