will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Panorama Gondola" Top 5 Page for this destination Mammoth Lakes Things to Do Tip by chewy3326

Mammoth Lakes Things to Do: 80 reviews and 156 photos

  Panorama Gondola
by chewy3326
  • Panorama Gondola - Mammoth Lakes
      Panorama Gondola
    by chewy3326
  • Ritter Range - Mammoth Lakes
      Ritter Range
    by chewy3326
  • Panorama Gondola - Mammoth Lakes
      Panorama Gondola
    by chewy3326

Panorama Gondola starts at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Lodge and takes visitors up to the summit of the mountain, with a middle stop at McCoy Station. This ride up the mountain is a pricey $18, but offers by far the easiest access to a sweeping panorama of the Mammoth area. The gondola system is also heavily used by mountain bikers in the summer, who ride up and bike down. The ride up offers nice views across to the Ritter Range; at the top, there is a cafe, and an interpretive center beside it. The center has a timeline of the history of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, covering the LADWP disputes, Manzanar, and the history of skiing at Mammoth. There are also panels identifying many of the peaks in the distance. There's also a special interactive feature that lets you explore information about the geology, history, and ecology of the region.

Directions: Mammoth Mountain Ski Lodge

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jul 3, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Climb the Mountains and get their good tidings -John Muir”

Online Now

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 3 0 7

Have you been to Mammoth Lakes?

  Share Your Travels