Special Events



Military Days - All Month

July 4

Fourth of July – Tram opens 8am

August 31

Summer hours end

September 7

Labor Day – Tram opens 8am

September 14

Maintenance shutdown

September 26

Tentative re-opening


Tramway Opens 8:00 a.m. Fridays July 3 through September 4

PALM SPRINGS, CA (June 30, 2015) The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is happy to announce “Early Fridays” beginning July 3 and running through September 4. For those ten Fridays, the Tram will open two hours early at 8:00 a.m.

According to Tramway Vice President of Sales & Marketing Nancy Nichols, “We already stay open later on Friday and Saturday as part of our summer hour’s program, but many of our visitors, especially our local residents, have asked about getting an early start on Fridays as well, so we are pleased to announce this change.”

Escaping the desert heat is easier than ever with “Early Fridays,” but only through September 4.


Armed Forces Receive Free Tram Admission Throughout July

For the entire month of July, all military personnel with valid military identification — active and retired — receive free admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway as part of Military Days. In addition, up to six of their guests receive 25% off of their regular Tramway fares.

According to Tramway Vice President of Sales & Marketing Nancy Nichols, “Last July, military participation in this program grew by over 50%, so we’re delighted more military families than ever are now joining us. For over a decade, Military Days has been 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, Tramway guests enjoy:

  • Hiking the 50+ miles of pristine wilderness in the Mount San Jacinto State Park.

  • • Alfresco picnic dining under a beautiful pine forest.

  • Lunch or dinner in either Peaks Restaurant, a fine dining experience, or Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant.

  • Visiting the natural history museum and watching two documentary films on the history of the Tramway and State Park.

  • This decade-long annual traditionends July 31 , so don’t miss out!


Popular Program Runs May 1 through August 31, 2015

Desert residents know that the Coachella Valley’s coolest spot during hot summer months is the alpine forest atop the San Jacinto Mountains. Beginning May 1, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Summer Pass makes “beating the heat” easy—and affordable—when passes go on sale.

Valid through August 31, the Summer Pass includes unlimited Tram admissions for the pass-holder, 10% discount on additional Tram admissions, 10% discount at Peaks Restaurant or Pines Café, and unlimited free parking. Cost of the Summer Pass is $75 for adults and seniors (62+), and $40 for children ages 3-12, and may be purchased at the Tram’s Valley Station or online at www.coolsummerpass.com.

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

The Tram’s Mountain Station offers spectacular view points, two restaurants, cocktail lounge, gift shop, natural history museum 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 is 10:00 a.m. and the first Tram up Saturday and Sunday is 8:00 a.m. The last Tram up daily is 8:00 p.m. and the last Tram down, 9:45 p.m.



For further information, please call Public Relations at
(760) 325-1449 or e-mail pstramway@pstramway.com.


The first Tram up is at 8am on the following holidays:

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day Weekend

President’s Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Independence Day

Labor Day Weekend

Thanksgiving Day Weekend

Christmas Week

New Year's Day

Please note: The Tramway’s annual maintenance is
scheduled for September 14, 2015, tentatively re-opening September 26, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience.