Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Scenic Gondola Rides


Mammoth's Favorite Attraction

The summit of Mammoth at 11,053 feet provides one of the most stunning views you'll find in California. Take a scenic trip up the Panorama Gondola for a 360 degree vista of Sierra Nevada peaks and a commanding view of the San Joaquin River Valley below. Grab a lunch at the cafe at the top, then visit the Eleven53 Interpretive Center and on-mountain learning stations to discover the history and wonder of the Sierra.

Location: Get on the Panorama Gondola across from Main Lodge
Weather permitting: Be sure to check lift status for weather holds
Tickets: Available online, by calling 800.MAMMOTH or at any ticket counter

Winter Hours of Operation: 

November 21 - Memorial Day
7:30AM–3:30PM Daily      

Last ride to the summit departs at 3:30PM; last ride to McCoy Station departs at 4PM.

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

Eleven53 Interpretive Center

With interactive exhibits for all ages that change periodically, a full time docent and panoramic views featuring the Sierra and White Mountains, Minarets, Mono Lake, Yosemite peaks and beyond, Eleven53 is the central hub of the Explore Mammoth experience. Admission is free with a Scenic Gondola Ride ticket, lift ticket, or Cali4nia Pass.

Topics may include:

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

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.



Scenic Gondola Ride (single ride)*
Age Group Price**
Adult 19 – 64 $25
Youth 13 – 18 $19
Senior 65 – 79 $19
Child 5 –12  $12*
Kids 4 & under FREE
Seniors 80 & over FREE
Cali4nia Passholders All Ages FREE

* Tow children (5–12) can ride free with each paying adult, $12 thereafter
**Save 10% when you book your tickets at least 7 days out

Book online  or call 800.MAMMOTH to purchase your Scenic Gondola Ride tickets.