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Armed Forces Receive Free Tram Admission In July

PALM SPRINGS, CA – June 17, 2014 – During the entire month of July, all military personnel—active and retired— with a valid military identification will receive free admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. In addition, up to six of their guests will receive 25% off their normal Tram fares.

According to Tram Vice President of Sales & Marketing Nancy Nichols, “For over a decade, we’ve offered this benefit every July. The Tram’s Military Days program is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ to the dedicated men and women of the United States armed forces, along with their friends and families.”

While visiting, Tram guests may:

  • Enjoy a hike through the pristine wilderness of Mount San Jacinto State Park’s 54 miles of trails.

  • Bring a picnic lunch and dine alfresco under a beautiful pine forest.

  • Take a guided nature walk every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, provided free of charge by volunteers of the state park.

  • Dine in one of two restaurants at the Mountain Station: Peaks Restaurant, offering fine dining, and Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant.

  • Visit the Natural History Museum and watch two documentary movies on the history of the Tramway and on the state park.

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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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

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will be closed from
September 8, 2014 - September 19, 2014 for annual maintenance. Tentative reopening September 20, 2014.

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