Events 2018-06-18T16:30:15+00:00


Summer Pass – May 1 through August 31, 2018 Enjoy unlimited Tram rides throughout the Summer.
Military Days – July 1-31, 2018 All military personnel with ID receive free admission.
Public Safety Days – August 1-31, 2018 All qualifying police and fire personnel receive free admission.
Tramway Maintenance Closure
September 10 through October 1, 2018
Tramway is closed for maintenance.


U.S. Armed Forces Receive Free Tram Admission throughout July

During the entire month of July, all U.S. military personnel with valid military identification—active, former and retired—receive complimentary admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway along with a special gift as part of Military Days. Spouses of deployed military members, as well as widows and widowers, also qualify for the promotion. In addition, up to six of their guests receive 25% off of their regular Tramway fares.

According to Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols, “For more than a decade, Military Days has been a way of extending our gratitude to the dedicated men and women of the United States Armed Forces— along with their friends and families— for their service and sacrifice.  We are delighted to welcome them back again this July.”

While visiting, Tramway guests enjoy:

Don’t miss out on this annual tradition!

Jon Sheinberg Elected Chairperson of Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority

PALM SPRINGS, CA (May 31, 2018) Film Producer Jon Sheinberg has been elected chairman of the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority (MSJWPA), governing body of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Sheinberg was originally appointed to the Authority by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2007 and previously served as Authority chair in 2013.

Sheinberg began his career at Columbia Pictures in their advertising and publishing division, and then moved to Lorimar as head of movies and mini-series. From there, he moved to 20th Century Fox as director of creative affairs in feature film and then Orion Pictures as head of creative affairs and production. Sheinberg was responsible for such films as The Silence of the LambsDances With WolvesRobocop and many more. Currently, he runs a production company, The Bubble Factory, with his father, Sid, and brother, Bill, which has produced a slate of films starring such actors as Tim Allen, Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan, Bette Midler, Tom Arnold and John Leguizamo. Supporting women in film is a mandate at The Bubble Factory, as most-recently evidenced by the company’s full financing of Half Magic, a film written and produced by Heather Graham, in which she also stars.

Sheinberg is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has served on the board of the Environmental Media Association. In 2015, he was honored by the Los Angeles Police Eagle and Badge Foundation. Jon is married to Susie Ursitti-Sheinberg, who is his producing partner, an environmentalist and an actress.

According to Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols, “Mr. Sheinberg’s leadership skills and long-standing commitment to the environment have been extremely valuable to the Authority during his eleven years on the board. We are very happy to welcome him back to the Chairman’s seat.”

Sheinberg succeeds 2017 Chairperson Jerry Ogburn, a 2006 Palm Springs City Council MSJWPA appointee and retired urban planner and designer.

The current Authority members (with one vacancy) are: Jerry Ogburn and Nancy Stuart appointed by the Palm Springs City Council; Bary Freet and Brian Nestande appointed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors; andJanice Oliphant and Jon Sheinberg appointed by the Governor.


Diners Enjoy Peaks Restaurant at 8,516 Feet

Fine dining in an Alpine forest with panoramic views of the entire Coachella Valley can be found in only one location—Peaks Restaurant at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. And there’s no better time to experience Peaks than during Palm Springs Restaurant Week June 1-17, 2018.

The three-course $49 prix fixe menu (exclusive of tax, gratuity and tram fare) includes:

  • Starter—Green Salad, Salmon Carpaccio, or Caprese Flatbread
  • Entree—Primavera, Brick Chicken, or Filet of Beef
  • Dessert—Orange Bread Pudding or Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake

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

For menu details and more information on Palm Springs Restaurant Week, please visit .



Summer Schedule Begins May 25

Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of the summer season at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Extended holiday and weekend summer hours are just a few of the ways the Tramway is helping to extend your mountain adventure.

  • Memorial Day, May 28, the first tram up at 8:00 a.m.
  • May 25 through August 31 enjoy “Early Fridays.” The first tram up at 8:00 a.m. every Friday.
  • Friday, May 25 through Saturday, September 1, 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. Also, Peaks Restaurant will remain open until 8:30 p.m. and Pines Café until 9:30 p.m. on those days.

According to Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols, “We are happy to once again offer our summer visitors an extended-hours program to enjoy the many outdoor adventures provided in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. The Park’s ranger staff and volunteers have a truly wonderful schedule of activities planned.”


San Jacinto State Park & Wilderness and San Jacinto Natural History Association

May 26 kicks off the summer programs of the Mt. San Jacinto Natural History Association (NHA) in partnership with the Mt. San Jacinto State Park & Wilderness (MSJSP&W).

According to NHA President Joe Migliore, “After the success of our introductory series last summer, we decided to increase the number of offerings from 8 to 15, running through September 8.”

The first program is entitled “Birds on the Wing” and is led by Ornithologist Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert. Advance registration is required.

Also, on May 26 and 27, “Junior Ranger Days” returns to the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. These popular events led by MSJSP&W Interpreter Allison Barnes are held at the base of the Mountain Station’s walkway from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and include such children’s activities as “Leave No Trace” games, “Spin the Wheel” information board and “Meet & Greet” with animal pelts. Additional dates are June 16, July 7, August 4, and September 1 and 2. No advance registration is required.

Finally, free Guided Nature Walks by State Park volunteers resume May 26 and continue Saturdays and Sundays through September 2. These walks feature a choice of two easy trails–the Desert View Trail, a 1½-mile beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the Long Valley Nature Trail, a ¾-mile loop beginning at 1:30 p.m. No advance registration is required.

There is no charge for any of these programs, except for regular Tramway admission.

For more information about the NHA summer programs or to register, please visit

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