THE PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
OBSERVES MEMORIAL DAY
PALM SPRINGS, CA – May 15, 2013 – On Memorial Day, May 27th, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will observe holiday hours with the first Tram up at 8am.
Guided Nature Walks will be offered by volunteers for the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area Saturdays and Sundays through August 3. Nature Walks will feature a choice of two easy trails – the Desert View Trail, a 1½-mile loop beginning at 11 am or the Long Valley Nature Trail, a ¾-mile loop beginning at 1:30pm. Those interested should meet at the bottom of the cement walkway located just outside the Mountain Station.
Family Days will offer activities for kids on the following Saturdays: May 25 and July 6 from 10am to 2pm presented by the Natural History Association. Activities take place in the amphitheater in front of the Long Valley Ranger Station.
Summer Hours will be in effect May 25 – August 9 on Friday and Saturday the last Tram up will be at 9pm and last Tram down at 10:30pm. Peaks Restaurant will be open until 8:30pm and Pines Café until 9:30pm
The first Tram up Monday thru Friday 10am; Saturday and Sunday 8am. Tram admission is $23.95 adults and $16.95 children ages 3-12. Discounted Twilight Tickets are available for purchases from 4pm. Cost of the Twilight Tickets are $20.95 adults and seniors and $13.95 children ages 3-12. Ride ‘n’ Dine tickets are available from 4pm and include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant. Cost of the combination ticket is $36 adults and seniors and $23.50 children ages 3-12. Reservations are not taken. For more information please call 888.515.TRAM or 760.325.1391.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
WITH A $50 SUMMER PASS
The popular Summer Pass will be available beginning April 8th. The Summer Pass is valid April 8th through August 9th, 2013. Cost of the Summer Pass is $50 for adults and seniors and $25 for children ages 3-12. Pass holders enjoy unlimited Tram rides, a 10% discount on additional Tram admissions and 10% discount at both restaurants. Passes can be purchased at the Valley Station or online at www.coolsummerpass.com.
Dine at one of the two restaurants – Peaks Restaurant offers a spectacular view, while Pines Café offers an affordable alternative.
Summer Pass holders can enjoy all of the 54-miles of 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 viewpoints, 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 is at 10am, first Tram up Saturday and Sunday 8am, last Tram up 8pm and last Tram down 9:45pm. For more information please call 888.515.TRAM or 760.325.1391.