By Snow Travelista \ December 17 2015 \ 6 Comments
I’m so excited to update this post because it means opening day is here! It’s also my chance to share the new Ski Bus schedules plus rider tips so you can help reduce the impact on our beautiful canyons.
Did you know that riders with a ski resort season pass can ride UTA's ski bus for free? Contact your resort for details.
Cash fare for ski bus is only $4.50 each way (remember to bring exact change). The cost of any TRAX, bus or UTA FrontRunner ticket counts toward your ski bus fare so you don’t need to spend twice.
Even better, you don’t have to worry about parking and they drop you off right at the front, so no hauling your gear from a parking spot in the “back forty.
Because it Protects Our Winters – Okay that's a plug for POW, a solid organization I believe in. Riding mass transit to ski reduces private vehicles on the roads, thus lowering carbon emissions. The truth is, we aren't going to have much luck telling people to stop traveling, but riding public transportation can make a positive difference.
Not only does public transportation get vehicles off roads, new technology has made it more efficient than ever. Since 2013 UTA has invested heavily in new equipment, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by a projected 79% by this year.
Save Money – At most, riding the Ski Bus will cost $4.50 each way, making it an affordable alternative to driving your own vehicle or renting a car if you're visiting from out of town. However, you might be able to ride free explains the Utah Transit Authority,
Comfort and Convenience – Yes, driving yourself is convenient, until you have to put on chains, or can't find a parking spot and have to hike to the lifts. Ski Buses have dedicated ski/snowboard organizers, can be accessed from most major hotels, and many locations have covered shelters. Some shelters are even heated such as Snowbird's Cliff Lodge stop.
Now that I've (hopefully) got you thinking about the bus, how do you ride it? Here are some basic tips:
There you have it! Lots of info to get you started riding the Ski Bus. However, if you still have questions, visit rideuta.com or call UTA Customer Service at (801) RIDE-UTA (743-3882).
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