Scenic Gondola Rides

Canyon and Eagle Lodges are closed for the season. Top-to-bottom skiing/riding is available out of Main Lodge through Memorial Day. 

Stunning Sierra Views

Kids 12 & Under Ride FREE

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. Up to 2 kids (12 and under) ride free with each paying adult.

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Purchase Tickets

Scenic Gondola Ride tickets are available online (above), at any ticket window, or by calling 800.MAMMOTH.

Up to 2 free child tickets can be picked up at the ticket window. Additional tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket window.

Where to Go

Load the Panorama Gondola 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. The Panorama Gondola runs from 8:30AM-4PM daily.

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 Cali4nia Pass.

Exhibits include:
Volcanic History
Geology & Geography
Weather Patterns
Cultural Heritage
Natural History

Eleven53 Café

Enjoy lunch with a view. Offering classic sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, 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.