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Palm Springs: Celebrating 50 years, tram pass goes on sale

April 08, 2013|By Terry Gardner
  • A summer pass for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway goes on sale Monday for $50 in celebration of its 50 years in service.
A summer pass for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway goes on sale Monday for… (Palm Springs Aerial Tramway )

The Palm Springs Aerial Tram will begin selling its summer pass on Monday -- for $50 to celebrate 50 years of carrying visitors to the cliffs of Chino Canyon.

Pass holders receive unlimited tram rides through Aug. 9, along with 10% off guests' tickets and a 10% discount at Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café at the Mountain Station. Passes can be purchased online or at the Tramway’s Valley Station.

The Mountain Station also offers spectacular views, a natural exhibit area and two documentary films about the tramway, along with access to 54 miles of hiking trails within Mt. San Jacinto State Park. 

The tram opened on Sept. 14, 1963, and was designated a historical civil engineering landmark in the 1980s. It was hailed for its unique use of helicopters to erect four of its five towers, quite a feat in 1963. The pass costs  $50 for adults and seniors; $25 for children

Info: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, (888) 515-8726 (TRAM). The tram begins running at 10 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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