The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will close for its annual maintenance beginning Monday, Sept. 14 with a tentative reopening date of 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

“This year’s shutdown will provide an opportunity to rebuild the main gearbox, change two large counterweight sheave bearings at the Mountain Station, shorten the upper haul rope and construct a new Valley Station domestic water storage tank,” said Tramway Vice President of Maintenance Nick Clesceri. “These major projects are in addition to our regular tramway maintenance tasks that are completed during our annual shutdown period.”

According to Nancy Nichols, vice president of Sales and Marketing, “The Tramway runs seven days a week year-round, so — while we regret the inconvenience our annual closure causes — this time ensures that we are able to operate smoothly the other 353 days of the year.”