December 9, 2011
Utah Transit Authority will begin its seasonal ski service on Sunday, Dec. 11. Ski buses will provide daily service to resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, including Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude. UTA will also begin service to Sundance Ski Resort in Utah County on Friday, Dec. 9.
Route connections in Salt Lake County may be made from downtown Salt Lake City and the University of Utah, and at the following TRAX stations and park and ride lots:
3900 South Wasatch Boulevard park and ride
4500 South TRAX
6200 South Wasatch Boulevard park and ride
6600 South 950 East park and ride
7200 South TRAX
8200 South Wasatch Boulevard park and ride
9400 South 2000 East park and ride
10000 South TRAX
Big Cottonwood Canyon park and ride
Little Cottonwood Canyon park and ride
In Utah County, riders can board the ski bus to Sundance resort at park and ride lots located in Orem at:
Mt. Timpanogos Transit Center (1145 South 750 East)
Harmon’s (800 North 800 East)
Canyon View park and ride lot at the mouth of Provo Canyon
Service up the canyons begins as early as 6 a.m. on some routes, with return service as late as 8:30 p.m. For route maps and complete ski schedules, visit www.rideuta.com/ski.
Ski bus fare is $4 one-way, valid for travel on ski bus service to participating resorts only. Reduced fare is available for seniors and other reduced-fare eligible customers.
UTA also offers an intra-canyon shuttle for travel between Brighton and Solitude ski resorts. The intra-canyon shuttle one-way fare is $2.
In addition, UTA’s Park City Connect bus service will also expand on Dec. 11 to include an extra trip up in the morning and an extra trip back down in the afternoon on weekdays. Saturday, Sunday and holiday service will also be added with three trips up in the morning and three back in the afternoon.
Established in 1970, UTA has become a multi-modal transportation leader that is 100 percent accessible with a fleet of more than 600 buses and paratransit vehicles, 400 vanpools, 146 light rail vehicles, 63 commuter rail cars and 18 locomotives. UTA operates in six counties along the Wasatch Front, including 38 miles of light rail in Salt Lake County and commuter rail from Salt Lake City to destinations in Davis and Weber counties. In 2010, UTA carried riders on more than 39 million trips.
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Gerry Carpenter, 801-859-6095