Summer Guide to Riding the Mammoth Village Gondola

If you’re planning a summer vacation to Mammoth, you might be wondering if you can enjoy the scenic views and easy access to the mountain that the Mammoth Village Gondola offers in the winter. The answer is yes, this gem has plenty to offer during the summer months as well. While the landscape may lack its winter blanket of snow, the surrounding mountains, alpine meadows, and crystal-clear lakes create an awe-inspiring vista. Here’s what you need to know about riding the gondola in the summer, brought to you by the friendly folks at ASO Mammoth, your year-round one-stop shop for everything from fishing gear to mountain biking equipment and Mammoth ski rental.

What Is the Mammoth Village Gondola?

The Mammoth Village Gondola is an aerial tram that connects the Village at Mammoth with Canyon Lodge and the Main Lodge at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. It operates in both directions, runs year-round (weather permitting), and offers stunning views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the town of Mammoth Lakes.

What Are the Hours of Operation?

The Mammoth Village Gondola operates daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The gondola may close temporarily or for the day due to high winds, thunderstorms, or other safety reasons. 

You can check the current status of the gondola on the Mammoth Mountain website or by calling 800.MAMMOTH.

Please note: The Panorama Gondola will be closed for maintenance May 30th–June 16th, 2023.

What Is There to Do at Canyon Lodge & Main Lodge in the Summer?

Canyon Lodge and Main Lodge are the main hubs for summer activities at Mammoth Mountain. At Canyon Lodge, you can access the bike park, which offers over 80 miles of trails for all levels of riders. You can also rent bikes and gear, take lessons, or join guided tours. 

At Main Lodge, you can access the Adventure Center, which offers a variety of fun options for kids and adults, such as zip lines, rock climbing, bungee trampolines, and a ropes course. Of course, you can also take a scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth Mountain, where you can enjoy panoramic views, hiking trails, interpretive displays, and a café.

Riding the Mammoth Village Gondola in the summer is a convenient and enjoyable way to explore Mammoth Mountain and its surroundings. You can save time and hassle by avoiding driving and parking at Canyon Lodge or Main Lodge. You can also enjoy the fresh air and scenic views along the way. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or family fun, riding the gondola will enhance your summer experience at Mammoth Lakes.

No matter what time of year you visit Mammoth Mountain, you’re sure to find plenty of fun, relaxing ways to enjoy your stay. Whether they need fishing gear, mountain biking equipment, or high-quality snowboard rentals, Mammoth visitors can find everything they need at ASO Mammoth. Drop by our store on your way to the mountain or give us a call at 760-965-3444.