Annual snow-guessing contest begins Oct. 1 at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway continuing an annual tradition

PALM SPRINGS — You might say, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Autumn is finally here, and snow will soon be falling on Mount San Jacinto. That means it’s time for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Snow Guessing Contest to begin! This event runs from Oct. 1 until the first measurable inch of snow falls at the Tramway’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet.

The first ten entries received with the correct date of snowfall will win four Tram admissions plus a special Tram gift memento. In the event there are more than ten correct entries, the earliest postmarks will prevail.

To submit an entry, simply write down your best-guess date on a postcard and mail it to: Snow Guessing Contest, 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Participants may enter as many times as they would like, but only one date per postcard. For more information and rules, please click here. 

It won’t be long before snowflakes are falling on Mount San Jacinto, and that means a snow day will soon be a short 10-minute tramcar ride away from the desert floor. There’s never been a year when someone didn’t win the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Snow Guessing Contest.


About Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Opened in 1963, the Tram’s 80-passenger cars travel along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes. For more information, please call 888-515-TRAM or 760-325-1391, or visit Also, download the Tramway’s free mobile tour in the App Store or Google Play.

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  • Tramcar: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway