Special Events


May 1

Summer Passes go on sale

May 25

Memorial Day – Tram opens 8am

May 29 - June 7

Peaks Restaurant offers special prix fixe menu during Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week


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 25

Tentative re-opening


Diners Enjoy Peak’s Restaurant At 8,516 Feet

PALM SPRINGS, CA (May 20, 2015) If fine dining in an Alpine forest while enjoying views of the entire Coachella Valley sounds like an unlikely combination, then you’ve never visited Peak’s Restaurant at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. And there’s no better—or affordable—time to dine than during Palm Springs Restaurant Week May 29 – June 7.

The three-course $38 Prix Fixe menu (exclusive of tax, gratuity and tram fare) includes:

  • • Starter — California Plum & Farro Salad, Maple Glazed Short Ribs or Crisped Rock Shrimp Tempura.

  • • Entree — Oven Roasted Monkfish, “Steakhouse” Pork Porterhouse or Hot Iron Seared Flat Iron Steak.

  • • Dessert — Sea Salted Boudino, Caramelized Milk Bread or “Banana Cream Pie” Cheesecake.

Reduced Tram fares after 4:00 p.m. are $18 for adults and seniors (62+), and $12 for children (3-12) with confirmed Peaks Restaurant reservations during Restaurant Week. The last tram car up Sunday through Thursday is 8:00 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the last tram car up is 9:00 p.m. with last tram car down at 10:30 p.m.


Summer Schedule Begins May 23

Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of the summer season at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. In observance of the holiday, weekend hours will be extended through Monday, May 25 with the first car up at 8:00 a.m. each day.

Beginning Saturday, May 23 and continuing through Saturday, September 5, evening hours will be extended on Fridays and Saturdays with the last car up at 9:00 p.m. and the last car down at 10:30 p.m. Enjoy over an extra hour of the Alpine forests of Mount San Jacinto State Park and the sparkling nighttime views of the entire Coachella Valley. Also, Peaks Restaurant will remain open until 8:30 p.m. and Pines Café until 9:30 p.m. on those days.

Discounted Twilight Tickets are available for purchase after 4:00 p.m. with adults and seniors (62+) $20.95 and children (3-12) $13.95. Ride ‘n’ Dine tickets are also available after 4:00 p.m., and include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant. Cost of the combination ticket is $36 for adults and seniors (62+) and $23.50 for children (3-12).

Start the summer above it all at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway!


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.