The Front Range Ski Bus, Denver's newest option for transportation to the slopes, is now officially open. The bus will take skiers and snowboarders …
The Front Range Ski Bus, Denver's newest option for transportation to the slopes, is now officially open. The bus will take skiers and snowboarders from Union Station in downtown Denver and the Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride off C-470 and I-70, to some of Colorado's best slopes. The bus will run from Thursday to Sunday every week until the end of the 2012 ski season.
The company also has arrangements with Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin to provide Ski Bus passengers with discounted lift tickets. Paying passengers are eligible to receive $49 adult lift tickets at Loveland Ski Area ($10 off) and $59 adult lift tickets at Arapahoe Basin ($15 off).
The buses will leave from Union Station at 7 a.m. and from the Wooly Mammoth carpool lot at 7:30 a.m. The first stop will be Loveland, followed by stops at Keystone and then Arapahoe Basin. The return trip will begin with departure from A-Basin at 3:25 p.m., Keystone at 3:40 p.m. and Loveland at 4:20 p.m. (allowing some leeway for weather conditions). Arrival in downtown Denver will be around 6 p.m.
Round-trip reservations on the Front Range Ski Bus are $39 for adults and $29 for children 12 and younger. Passengers can book their reservation by visiting www.FrontRangeSkiBus.com, or by visiting the Front Range Ski Bus Facebook page and clicking on the "Book Now" button.
While trips are now limited to Loveland, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, regular trips to Breckenridge and Copper Mountain are planned to begin running in late January. At that time four buses will run from Thursday to Sunday until the mountains shut down.
Front Range Ski Bus is owned and operated by Green Mountain Ski Bus Inc., a Colorado-based business started in 2011. Visit www.FrontRangeSkiBus.com.