The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway reopened as scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 26, after its annual two-week maintenance shut-down. The first tram went up at 8 a.m., the last tram returned at 9:45 p.m. Trams leave at least every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour.

Completed projects this year include rebuilding the main gearbox, changing two large counterweight sheave bearings at the mountain station, shortening the upper haul rope, and starting construction of a new valley station domestic water storage tank, along with annual cleaning and refurbishment at both tram stations.

“We are now ready and excited to begin our 52nd season,” says Tramway Vice President of Sales & Marketing Nancy Nichols.