Annual Maintenance will cause Aerial Tramway to close

PALM SPRINGS —The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will close for annual maintenance beginning Monday, Sept. 12, with a tentative reopening date of Monday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.

“During this year’s shutdown, we will be replacing track sheaves and refurbishing both cabins, including the replacement of the dome windows,” Vice President of Tramway Systems Chris Bartsch said in a prepared statement. “This will also give our Switzerland-based technicians the opportunity to perform State-permit testing, along with control systems’ annual service and upgrades.”

Adds Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols, “Our annual maintenance helps ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests throughout the year. We encourage everyone to visit during the days leading up to our closure and appreciate their patience and understanding as we work towards improving the 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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