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Postcard Entries Accepted Beginning October 1

PALM SPRINGS, CA, September 25, 2014 California may be in the midst of an historic drought, but there’s never been a year when someone didn’t win the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Snow Guessing Contest. This annual event begins October 1 and will continue until the first measurable inch of snow falls at the Tram’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516.

The first ten entries received with the correct date of snowfall will win four Tram admissions plus a special Tram picture frame. 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. Please remember that only postcards will be accepted (no emailed entries) and no postmarks before October 1. Participants may enter as many times as they would like, but only one date per postcard. For more information, please log on to

Summer may still linger, but it won’t be long before snowflakes are falling just a few minutes from the desert floor, with kids building snowmen, hikers trading boots for cross-country skis, and residents and visitors alike enjoying an Alpine winter wonderland.


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

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PALM SPRINGS, CA – April 28, 2014 – Back by popular demand the Tramway’s Summer Pass will be available beginning May 1st. The Summer Pass is valid May 1st through August 31st, 2014 and includes unlimited Tram rides, 10% discount on additional Tram admission tickets, 10% discount at Peaks Restaurant or Pines Café and unlimited free parking. Cost of the Summer Pass is $70 for adults and seniors and $35 for children ages 3-12. Passes can be purchased at the Valley Station or online at

Dine at one of two restaurants – Peaks Restaurant offers a varied California Cuisine menu for lunch and dinner with spectacular views of the Valley, while Pines Café offers an affordable casual alternative.

Summer Pass holders can enjoy the beautiful hiking trails, camping and picnicking areas that are available within the 14,000-acre pristine forest of the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area.

The Mountain Station offers view points, cocktail lounge, gift shop, Natural Exhibit Area and two documentary-style movies about the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and the Mount San Jacinto State Park.

The first Tram up Monday through Friday 10 am, first Tram up Saturday and Sunday 8 am, last Tram up 8 pm and last Tram down 9:45 pm. For more information please call 888.515.TRAM or 760.325.1391

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For additional information, high res. images or b-roll, please call Public Relations at (760) 325-1449 or e-mail Greg Purdy


Cars depart at least every half hour.

Monday - Friday first Tram up 10am
Saturday, Sunday and holidays first Tram up 8am
Last Tram up 8pm and last Tram down 9:45pm

*Prices and Hours Of Operation Are Subject
To Change Without Notice