Popular Program Runs May 1 through August 31, 2017
A secret Southern California residents have long known is that the coolest spot during the hot summer months is just a 10-minute tram ride away—to the alpine forest atop the majestic San Jacinto Mountains. Beginning May 1, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Summer Pass makes “beating the heat” easy—and affordable—for everyone when passes again 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 $80 for adults and seniors (65+), and $40 for children, and may be purchased at the Tram’s Valley Station or online beginning May 1.
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.
Just a short drive from many Southern California cities, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Summer Pass is the perfect summer escape!
SUNRISE SERVICE AT PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
Celebrate Easter Sunday at 8,516 Feet
PALM SPRINGS, CA (March 13, 2017) One of the most breathtaking places to watch the sunrise on Easter is at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet. On Sunday, April 16, beginning at 5:30 a.m., celebrate Easter Sunrise Service with songs of faith, hope and joy by the Abie & Bert Duo…along with a special inspirational Easter message by Pastor Robert Sneed.
The first tram car up that morning is 5:00 a.m. Reduced Tram fares will be in effect until 7:30 a.m. with round-trip $15.50 for adults and seniors, and $12.25 for children ages 3-12.
Immediately following the program, breakfast will be served in Pines Café until 10:00 a.m. If purchased by 7:30 a.m., the cost for the Ride ‘N’ Breakfast combination, which includes round-trip Tram fare, is $25.95 for adults and seniors, and $16.95 for children ages 3-12. The breakfast menu is also available separately until 10:00 a.m. for $12.95+tax.
Normal Tram fares will be in effect after 7:30 a.m. with admission $25.95 for adults, $23.95 seniors 65+ and $16.95 for children ages 3-12.
Easter dinner will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant. Cost for the Ride ‘N’ Dine combination is $36.00 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children ages 3-12. Reservations are not taken and tickets go on sale at 8:00 a.m.
Peaks Restaurant will serve regular lunch and dinner menus during normal operating hours.
“THE LADIES WHO SANG WITH THE FOLLIES” DEBUTS AT TRAM
Show Features Former Cast Members of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is proud to present the debut performance of “The Ladies Who Sang with the Follies” on March 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the Pines Café Stage. Headlining the show is 20-season Palm Springs Follies vocalist Judy Bell and two-season Follies vocalist Terri Olsen. The show’s music director is Wayne Abravanel, who was an integral member of the Follies orchestral team for nine seasons.
While not widely known, Tramway General Manager Rob Parkins actually played a pivotal role in the original founding of the Fabulous Follies. “I was Palm Springs’ city manager when then-Mayor Pro Tem Tuck Broich took Follies Co-Founders Riff Markowitz and Mary Jardin to see our vacant Plaza Theatre,” remembers Parkins. “When they explained the type of show they were thinking about, many thought they were crazy. I didn’t and—along with other members of the city council—pushed to grant them the lease. The rest, as they say, is history. What a treat it is to have this reunion occur at the Tramway.”
According to Tramway Vice President of Marketing Nancy Nichols, “Since opening the Pines Café Stage with our recent holiday choir series, we’ve been trying to decide what we should present as our first headline act? We worked so closely with the Follies for over two decades in promoting our wonderful destination that this seemed like the logical choice…and we still hear how much folks miss the Follies.”
General admission show ticket is $39 (including tram fare) and seating is extremely limited. Phone orders only by calling 760-325-1449. Cocktail and appetizer menu will be available. Pre-show dining in Peak’s Restaurant is also available that night beginning at 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.pstramway.com/folliesladies.
CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY IN AN ALPINE FOREST
Peak’s Restaurant Offers Special Prix Fixe Menu
Peak’s Restaurant—at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—will offer a special 3-course prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day for $59.95. The menu includes choice of appetizer (Ahi Poke or mixed greens), entrée (filet mignon, Salmon en Papillote or potato gnocchi) and white chocolate strawberry Crème Brule for dessert.
The prix fixe menu—in addition to Peak’s regular menu— will be served on February 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Tax, gratuity and tram admission are not included.
Already have plans for lunch or dinner? Discover another side of romance and spend the day in the snow fields of the Mount San Jacinto State Park or just enjoy the views from the Mountain Station view terraces.
Tram admission is $25.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 3-12 years. Special discounts and packages are available after 4:00 p.m. — Twilight Tickets are $22.95 for adults and seniors, and $13.95 for children ages 3-12. Ride ‘n’ Dine tickets are $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children ages 3-12. This combination ticket includes Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café.
ENCORE APPEARANCE BY SANTA DECEMBER 17 AT TRAMWAY
Special Tram Hours and Dining Throughout Holiday Season
Santa returns to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on Saturday, December 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free candy canes and photo opportunities for the kids will bring another dose of Yuletide merriment to all who visit the Tramway’s Mountain Station.
The Tramway operates a special schedule from December 17, 2016 through January 1, 2017. The first tram up each day will be at 8:00 a.m., the last tram up will be at 8:00 p.m. and the last tram down will be at 9:45 p.m.
On December 25, 2016 and January 1, 2017, Ride ‘n’ Dine tickets-which include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café (a cafeteria-style restaurant)-will be available for purchase beginning at 8:00 a.m. (rather than the usual 4:00 p.m.) Dinner service begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Combination tickets are $36 for adults and $23.50 children (ages 3-12).
Peaks Restaurant will begin serving their regular menu along with traditional holiday favorites at 11:00 a.m. on December 25, 2016 and January 1, 2017. Reservations are recommended and may be made by either calling 760-325-4537 or via Open Table.
Finally, continuing the Tram’s holiday musical program, the following choirs perform at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the Pines Café Stage:
• Friday, December 9 – Encore High School for the Arts Madrigals
• Saturday, December 10 – Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers
• Sunday, December 11 – Raincross Master Chorale
• Friday, December 16 – The Lions’ Pride Chamber Singers