Snowstang bus service to Colorado ski resorts returns for the season

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CDOT is re-launching bus service between Denver and four ski areas starting Saturday.

DENVER – As snow finally blankets the high country, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced Snowstang’s return.

As everyone knows who drove up the mountain on a weekend after a winter storm, the traffic can be epic. The Snowstang bus service offers winter sports enthusiasts an alternative to travel from Denver to four resorts: Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin, Steamboat Ski Resort / Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and (new this year) Copper Mountain.

The Snowstang service begins on Saturday 11 December and will run on weekends and holidays until mid-April.

Passengers can board at Union Station or Denver Federal Center. Tickets start at $ 25 for a roundtrip to Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Copper Mountain. Roundtrip to Steamboat Springs costs $ 40. Children aged 2 to 11 travel free with a paying adult for the full fare.

> Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

The CDOT launched Snowstang in December 2019 with the aim of reducing ski traffic to the mountains.

Buses did not operate at full capacity that season, then ended service earlier, in March 2020, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The service was suspended last year.

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