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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
PALM SPRINGS, CA – March 27, 2013 – 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.
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
AND THE PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
As one of the most anticipated professional cycling races on the international calendar, the Amgen Tour of California draws top cyclists from the ranks of Olympic medalists, Tour de France competitors and world champions.
Two cities join the race route roster: Greater Palm Springs and Murrieta will host Stage 2, which will include an intense finish up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, one of the toughest climbs anywhere with a 1,880-foot elevation Gain in the last four miles.
To accommodate this event the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will be closed on Monday, May 13, 2013.
JON SHEINBERG ELECTED CHAIRMAN
OF MOUNT SAN JACINTO WINTER PARK AUTHORITY
PALM SPRINGS – February 14, 2013 – Jon Sheinberg of Los Angeles has been elected Chairman of the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority, governing body of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Sheinberg was appointed to the Authority by the Governor.
Mr. Sheinberg is the CEO of The Machine a multi-media company. Mr. Sheinberg has spent much of his career in the motion picture and television industry working with major studios. He is the author of Hollywood Steps 101.
The seven-member Authority, a public agency and public corporation of the State of California, was created by the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority Act Ch.1040 of the Statutes of 1945, as amended by Ch.70 of the Statutes of 1947 and Ch.1004 of the Statutes of 1951, of the State of California.
Two members of the Authority are appointed by the Palm Springs City Council, two by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and three by the California Governor. They serve a four-year term without compensation.
The Authority has had eighteen chairpersons since its inception: O. Earl Coffman (deceased); V.W. Grubbs (deceased); G. David Ackley (deceased); Burton Spivack; John Blatt (deceased); Elliot Field; Richard Shalhoub; Bette Myers; John Wessman, Lloyd Maryanov (deceased), Nancy Stuart, Kathy Block, Ric Service, Elvin W. Moon , Janice Oliphant, Jerry Ogburn, Kathy Block and Michael McCulloch.
The current Authority members are: Jerry Ogburn and Nancy Stuart appointed by the Palm Springs City Council; Bary Freet and John Wessman appointed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors; and Janice Oliphant, Michael McCulloch and Jon Sheinberg appointed by the Governor.
BARY FREET NAMED NEWEST MEMBER TRAMWAY AUTHORITY
PALM SPRINGS, CA – November 14, 2012 – Bary Freet has been appointed to the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Freet retired from the Palm Springs Fire Department in 2004 and has since served as the executive director of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine.
“I am looking forward to working with Bary again, as we did when I was with the City of Palm Springs,” stated Rob Parkins, General Manager of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Supervisor John Benoit, who appointed Mr. Freet stated, “Bary has valuable experience in public safety, fire safety and natural resources management,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “Bary’s skills and demonstrated commitment to serving the public make him an asset to the Tram Board.”
The seven-member Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority, a public agency and public corporation of the State of California, is the governing body of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The Authority was created by the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority Act Ch.1040 of the Statutes of 1945, as amended by Ch.70 of the Statutes of 1947 and Ch.1004 of the Statutes of 1951, of the State of California.
Two members of the Authority are appointed by the Palm Springs City Council, two by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and three by the California Governor. They serve without compensation for a four-year term.
ARAMARK Online Reservation system
ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, a division of ARAMARK, will now offer online reservations at Peaks.