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October 1
Snow Guessing Begins – Download Rules
October 20 Peak’s Restaurant Winemaker Dinner – Download Menu
October 27 Tram Road Challenge – Register at www.kleinclarksports.com
November 22 Thanksgiving Day dining at Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café.
November 30 Indio High School Choir
December 1 Desert Ridge Academy Concert Choir
December 2 Tree Lighting with Celebrity Tree Lighters
Palm Springs High School Madrigals and String Quartet (5:30 p.m.)
December 7 Jurupa Valley High School Chamber Singers
December 8 Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers
December 9 Encore High School for the Arts Madrigals
December 14 The Lion’s Pride Chamber Singers
December 15 Santa Visit (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
December 16 Brunch with Santa
December 25 Special holiday dining at Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café.
January 1 Special holiday dining at Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café.

33rd ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAM ROAD CHALLENGE SET FOR OCTOBER 27

The 33rd annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018with a start time of 7:00 a.m. (walkers start at 6:30 a.m.).This 6K run/walk begins at the bottom of Tram Way and ends at the Tram’s Valley Station, anelevation gain of 2,643 feet in just 3.7 miles.

Special finishers’ medals will be presented to all participants along with a Cool Tech race shirt. Awards will be given three deep in each age category for both male and female finishers during a breakfast ceremony near the finish line immediately following the race.

The first Tram Road Challenge was held in 1983 and was won by Rob Slick in 27 minutes, 35 seconds and Nancy Baird in 35 minutes, 25 seconds. The fastest men’s time was set by Rubin Garcia of Mexico – 26 minutes, 5 seconds – in 1987. Lubov Kremleva of Russia set the fastest women’s time – 28 minutes, 56 seconds in 1998.

The Tramway’s road will be closed until (approximately) 11:00 a.m. on race day. Spectator shuttles will run from 5:30-6:00 a.m. from the Palm Springs Visitors Center (all spectators and participants will be directed to nearby parking lots.)

For more information or to register for the race, please call (760) 832-0497 or visit www.kleinclarksports.com.

ANNUAL SNOW GUESSING CONTEST BEGINS OCTOBER 1

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Continues Annual Tradition

Temperatures may still be in the triple- digits, but October 1st marks the start of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Snow Guessing Contest. This annual event continues until the first measurable inch of snow falls at the Tram’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet.

The first ten entries received with the correct date of snowfall will win four Tram admissions plus a special Tram gift memento. 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 postmarked 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. 

It won’t be long before snowflakes are falling just a few minutes from the desert floor. And there’s never been a year when someone didn’t win the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Snow Guessing Contest!

PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY REOPENS OCTOBER 1

Shutdown Concludes With Upgrades and Refurbishment

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will reopen as scheduled on Monday, October 1, 2018 after its annual maintenance closure. The first tram up will be at 10:00 a.m., the last tram up at 8:00 p.m. and the last tram down at 9:45 p.m. Tram cars leave at least every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour.

Completed projects this year include replacement of the upper haul rope and bearings on numerous tram systems; comprehensive mechanical testing; and resurfacing of parking lots and the 3.5 mile Tram Way, along with annual cleaning and refurbishment at both tram stations.

“We are now ready and excited to begin our 55th season,” says Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols.

ANNUAL SNOW GUESSING CONTEST BEGINS OCTOBER 1

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Commences Annual Tradition

Temperatures may still be in the triple- digits, but October 1st marks the start of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Snow Guessing Contest. This annual event continues until the first measurable inch of snow falls at the Tram’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet.

The first ten entries received with the correct date of snowfall will win four Tram admissions plus a special Tram gift memento. 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 postmarked 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. 

It won’t be long before snowflakes are falling just a few minutes from the desert floor. And there’s never been a year when someone didn’t win the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Snow Guessing Contest!

Contest Rules

INAUGURAL WINEMAKER DINNER OCTOBER 20 AT TRAMWAY

Five-Course Dinner Features Italian Wine Pairings

The inaugural Winemaker Dinner at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Francis Crocker Room. A five-course dinner menu designed by Chef Frank Decker with wine pairings is $99 per person including tax, gratuity and tram fare.

According to Gary Givens, Peaks Restaurant assistant general manager, “We decided to feature Italian wines at our first winemaker dinner. There will be selections from Lamole di Lamole, Santa Margherita and Kettmeir, and Chef Decker has prepared an extraordinary pairings menu.”

Tickets can be purchased by calling 760-325-1449 during regular business hours starting September 24. Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested. 

Download Dinner Menu