Winter Fun atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Looking for a new adventure in a winter wonderland? Look no further than the chilly season brewing high above the desert oasis of Palm Springs. It’s true! Take the world’s largest rotating tram car 8,516 feet up the Chino Mountains this winter to explore the pristine wilderness of St. Jacinto State Park. Revel in spectacular views, enjoy fun winter sports, and indulge in a scenic dining experience. The Palm Springs Aerial Tram is a perfect winter adventure when you try these top activities for a vacation you’ll never forget:

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Snowshoeing is the perfect wilderness adventure for the whole family and great for all skill levels. Rent a pair of snowshoes at the Winter Adventure Center and enjoy the serenity of the forest at the top of the tram. Check out our snowshoeing 101 tips if you’re planning to try this exhilarating winter sport.

Cross Country Ski

Spend an hour or a day exploring some of California’s last pristine wilderness by cross-country skiing the stunning (yet challenging) terrain atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Day permits can be acquired at the Ranger Station and the Winter Adventure Center has equipment you can rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dining with a View

With two spectacular dining options at the top of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, along with a full cocktail bar, you have all the perfect dining experiences within reach, all with a view! The Peaks Restaurant is described as a culinary experience above the clouds and recently named #8 on Architectural Digest’s list of the World’s Best Cliffside Restaurants, or try the Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant that offers a variety of delectable meal choices and can be included in a special Ride ‘n’ Dinner combination ticket that’s ideal for families.

Snow Camping

For the ultimate adventurer looking for a truly unique experience, stay a night camping at an elevation of 8,516 feet. With the view of Palm Springs and the Coachella valley while being nestled among the San Jacinto Mountains during the brisk winter temperatures, what more could you want of a winter camping experience?


Are you ready to discover the beautiful winter wilderness atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway? Plan your vacation at Casitas del Monte to be near this top Palm Springs attraction.