The Valentine’s Day Storm From Hell that wreaked havoc on the road leading to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has forced the popular Coachella Valley attraction to close until at least the beginning of April, depriving locals and tourists a chance to venture up the mountain to see all that snow and, worse for the Tram, costing it millions in lost revenues.
Officials told the Desert Sun that Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will lose nearly $3 million in revenue during the shutdown – as crews not only repair roads, but also power lines, parking lots, and the station’s water system.
Because of the recent storms Tramway Road sustained damage making it impassable.The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will remain closed for an indefinite period until road repairs and additional inspections can be made. We apologize for the inconvenience.Please check back for updates.
— Palm Springs Tramway (@PSTramway) February 15, 2019
Attendance at the Tramway was way up over 2018 before the storm, with over 7,000 more visitors this January than last year.
The Tramway agreed last week to pay employees not working during the closure.