Take a Scenic Gondola Ride up Mammoth Mountain 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. Make it a one-way trip – just top-off your water bottle and
head back down on foot for a rewarding hike.
Access to the Eleven53 Interpretive Center and all Explore Mammoth
learning stations is FREE with the purchase of a Scenic Gondola Ticket.
Kids Ride FREE
Two kids (ages 12& under) can ride free with every paying adult. Call 800.MAMMOTH to reserve.
Lookout Lunch at Eleven53 Cafe with Scenic Ride
The Lookout Lunch offer includes Scenic Gondola ticket and lunch at the Eleven53 Cafe. Options include Soups and Chili; Tri-Tip, Grilled Chicken or Grilled Cheese Sandwich plus a side and drink.
Eleven53 Cafe - Take a quick break from the slopes and grab a gourmet sandwich, bowl of chili, fresh salad, soup or a light snack at the summit of Mammoth Mountain. Eleven53 is also the perfect place for non-skiers to grab a bite and experience the grandeur and beauty of California's highest resort peak.
It starts with a scenic gondola ride to 11,053 feet and one of the most stunning 360⁰ views in California. Amid the backdrop of high alpine peaks and pristine lakes, a rich learning experience awaits adults and kids alike. Explore the geologic, natural, and human history of Mammoth and find out why this is one of the most studied regions in the world.
Eleven53 Interpretive Center
a full time docent, interactive exhibits for all ages, café, and
panoramic views of the Eastern Sierra, Eleven53 is the central hub of
the Explore Mammoth experience. Admission is free with a scenic gondola ride ticket, ski area lift ticket or any Mammoth season pass.
Exhibits change periodically. Topics may include:
- Volcanic history
- Geology & Geography
- Weather Patterns
- Cultural heritage
- Natural History
- Views of the Minarets, Mono Lake, Yosemite peaks, and hundreds of miles of high altitude Sierra mountains.
There are several scenic hiking trails on Mammoth Mountain. Get your free Hiking Guide at the Adventure Center before you board the Panorama Gondola. Dogs on a leash are welcome.