Colorado launches Denver-ski bus service

20th November 2019, by Abi Butcher

Snowstang will ferry skiers from Denver to Steamboat (above), Arapahoe and Loveland

Snowstang will ferry skiers from Denver to Steamboat (above), Arapahoe and Loveland

Colorado is finally looking at ways to ease the terrible congestion that runs along the 1-70, the major road connecting Denver and some of the state’s best ski areas.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched “Snowstang”, a weekend bus service from Denver Union Station or Denver Federal Centre to Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Steamboat Springs. Aside from the rail service that runs from Denver to Winter Park, it’s the first major public transport offering in Colorado ski country.

The I-70 is the only way in and out of Denver from the major ski areas — with Winter Park being the only ski area accessible by train. Traffic is often at a standstill at weekends when Denver dwellers and holiday makers attempt to get in and out of the big city. Snowstang is a pilot service this winter, with 40 dates running Saturdays and Sundays as well as Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, and President’s Day.

Return tickets start at $25 for Arapahoe Basin or $40 for Steamboat Springs — the latter likely to be of more interest to UK skiers flying in to Denver for their holiday. Previously there has been no such shuttle service available. Let’s hope that the service is a roaring success and increases in number and to different resorts for more winters to come.

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