The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, fresh from setting customer attendance records in March, has been chosen one of the top five aerial trams in the world, according to readership input to Virtual Tourist website.
Palm Springs ranked third behind top-ranked Sugarloaf Cable Car in Rio De Janiero in Brazil and second place Emirates Air Line in London, England.
The website posted this description of the Palm Springs attraction:
“Located on the northwestern edge of Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has both the world's largest rotating tramcars and exquisite views of the Coachella Valley below. Built into the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon, the 10-minute ride takes visitors from 805 metres to the Mountain Station at 2,595 metres. In addition to the ride and views, Mountain Station also includes two restaurants and adjacent Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers 88.5 km of hiking trails within a 14,000-acre pristine wilderness. Once visitors arrive at Mountain Station, the choice is theirs!”
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The fourth-best aerial tram was Grouse Mountain Skyride in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and No. 5 was Mount Titlis Revolving Rotair near Engelberg, Switzerland.
Palm Springs’ Aerial Tramway served nearly 55,000 customers in March 2013, surpassing the previous ridership mark of 52,595 set in December 2012.
For more information and tickets, visit www.pstramwaycom