By Craig Michaels

What better way to say “Thank You” to those who protect our communities then FREE tram admission during the month of August. For the entire month, all qualified first responders receive free admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway as part of – First Responders Days. In addition, up to four of their guests receive 25% off of their regular tram fares. According to Tramway General Manager Nancy Nichols, “We are happy to have our second annual ‘First Responders Days’ and welcome the men and women who so courageously protect and serve our communities. We truly hope they enjoy their visit with us and make cherished memories with their families and friends.”

Some of the qualifying personnel include, Fire and police personnel, California Highway Patrol, County Sheriff Officers and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs,) This program runs August 1-31, 2019 with tickets (only) available at the Tramway’s Valley Station on the day of visit.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car which takes you on a ride from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes. Enjoy amazing hiking, food and valley views with temperatures close to 30 degrees cooler than the low desert. For more information or a complete list of emergency personal, call 888-515-TRAM or 760-325-1391, or visit Also, download the free mobile tour now available in the App Store/Google Play.