PALM SPRINGS —Forget what the calendar says when it comes to summer. Memorial Day Weekend marks the official beginning of the summer season at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Extended holiday and weekend summer hours are just a few of the
ways the Tramway is helping to extend your mountain adventure.

  • Memorial Day, May 27, the first tram up at 8 a.m.
  • May 24 through Aug. 30 enjoy “Early Fridays.” The first tram up at 8 a.m. every Friday.
  • Friday, May 24 through Saturday, Aug. 31, evening hours will be
    extended on Fridays and Saturdays with the last car up at 9 p.m.
    and the last car down at 10:30 p.m. In addition, Peaks Restaurant will remain open until 8:30 p.m. and Pines Café until 9:30 p.m. on those days.
  • For the first time, evening hours will also be extended on Sunday, May 26 for the Memorial Day Weekend. The last tram car up is at 9 p.m. and the last car down at 10:30 p.m.

“We are very happy to continue our extended-hours program so visitors have extra time to enjoy the beautiful summer weather and activities at the top of the Tram,” Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols.
About Palm Springs Aerial Tramway said in a prepared statement.

And, don’t forget the Summer Pass.

Beginning May 1, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Summer Pass makes “escaping the heat” easy—and affordable—for everyone when passes again go on sale.

Southern California residents have long known that the coolest spot during the hot summer months is just a 10-minute tram ride away in the alpine forests atop majestic Mount San Jacinto.

Valid through Aug. 31 2019, the Summer Pass includes unlimited Tram admissions for the pass-holder, a 10% discount on additional Tram admissions (up to 4 in party), a 10% discount at Peaks Restaurant or Pines Café, and unlimited free parking. Cost of the Summer Pass is $80 for adults and seniors and $40 for children ages 3-10, and may be purchased at the Tramway’s Valley Station or online by clicking here beginning May 1.

Summer Pass holders also enjoy more than 50 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and multiple campgrounds all within the 14,000-acre pristine forest of the Mount San Jacinto State Parkand Wilderness.

The Tramway’s Mountain Station offers spectacular viewpoints, two restaurants, cocktail lounge, gift shop and natural history museum.

The first tram up Monday through Friday is 10 a.m. and the first tram up Saturday and Sunday is 8 a.m. The last tram up daily is 8 p.m. and the last tram down is 9:45 p.m.

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  cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes.

Tickets are $25.95 for adults, $23.95 for seniors (65+) and $16.95 for children (3-10). For more information, call 888-515-TRAM or 760-325-1391, or click here.


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