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Stunning 360° Views of the Sierra & Beyond

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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.




Last Ticket Sold at 1:45PM



Last Ticket Sold at 2:45PM

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.

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Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Eleven53 Interpretive Center & Café

Your Destination at the Summit

The Eleven53 Café & Interpretive Center are currently closed. There is no indoor seating at the summit or McCoy Station. Please plan accordingly. 

Enjoy panoramic views of the Sierra, including the White Mountains, Minarets, Mono Lake, Yosemite peaks and beyond. The summit also features 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 house-made sandwiches, soup, chili, and snacks at the top of Mammoth Mountain. Open daily for lunch with gondola operations.

Exhibits & Menu


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