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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. 

Kids Ride FREE

Up to 2 kids (ages 12 and under) ride FREE with each paying adult. Free tickets can be obtained at any ticket window.

Scenic Ride + Lookout Lunch Package

Save time and money by purchasing lunch with your Scenic Gondola Ride ticket before you arrive. Meal options include any of the available wraps with a bag of chips or candy. The meal also comes with your choice of a soda, coffee or hot chocolate. 


Open daily 8:30AM–4PM with the last ticket sold at 3:25PM.
Weather and conditions permitting.


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

Hours & Location

Purchase Tickets

Save up to 20%* When You Purchase 7+ Days in Advance

TIckets must be purchased in advance. Please check back soon for more information. 

To redeem items purchased online, the purchaser must be in-person at time of redemption and present the following:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Card used for the purchase
  • Confirmation email
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Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Your Destination at the Summit

Enjoy panoramic views of the Sierra, including the White Mountains, Minarets, Mono Lake, Yosemite peaks and beyond. The summit also features interactive exhibits for all ages, a knowledgeable docent, and a café that's the perfect lunch spot with a view.

Enjoy free access to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center and Café with your Scenic Gondola Ride ticket.

Eleven53 Cafe
Enjoy a scenic lunch at the top of the mountain. Take a quick break from the slopes or hop on the gondola all the way to the top for lunch with a view. Offering classic sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, kid favorites and snacks. Open daily for lunch.

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

Exhibits change periodically. Topics may include:

  • Volcanic History
  • Geology & Geography
  • Weather Patterns
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Natural History

Eleven53 Café

Enjoy lunch with a view. Offering Asian noodle bowls, Indian-spiced wraps, kid favorites and snacks at the top of Mammoth Mountain. Open daily for lunch. 

Exhibits & Menu


Check out all the fun and be sure to share your snowy adventures by tagging #Gondola on social media.

*10% advanced purchase discount applied to holiday dates when purchased 21+ days in advance (12/21/19–1/4/20; 1/18/20–1/19/20; 2/15/20–2/16/20). Prices, discounts and blackout dates subject to change anytime without notice.