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Scenic Gondola Rides


Stunning Sierra Views

Take a scenic 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. 

Access to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center is FREE with the purchase of a Scenic Gondola Ride ticket.

Kids Ride FREE

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


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

Get Up to 20%* Off When You Purchase in Advance

Also available for sale at any ticket window or by calling 800.MAMMOTH.

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Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Besides the panoramic views of the Sierra and White Mountains, Minarets, Mono Lake, Yosemite peaks and beyond that you find at 11,053 ft, there's also an interpretive center featuring fun interactive exhibits for all ages, as well as the perfect lunch spot with a view at the café.

Enjoy free access to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center 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

Learn about the Sierra and surrounding regions with fun interactive exhibits for all ages and a full time docent to answer your questions and teach you even more. Admission is free with a Scenic Gondola Ride ticket, lift ticket, or Ikon Pass.

Exhibits 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 (12/22/18–1/5/19; 1/19/19–1/20/19; 2/16/19–2/17/19). Prices, discounts and blackout dates subject to change anytime without notice.