Colorado Ski Resorts Work To Get People On The Mountain And Cars Off I-70

Sep 6, 2019

Ski season is around the corner, and Colorado’s resorts have a few new attractions for skiers and snowboarders.

More people are hitting the slopes thanks to the popular Epic and Ikon Passes, leaving many resorts looking for ways to beat congestion along I-70.

One way is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang service. Loveland, Arapahoe Basin and possibly Steamboat are adding bus service out of Denver’s Union Station, said Ski Country USA spokesman Chris Linsmayer.

“We are also expecting two carpooling or ride share apps to come online between now and the season,” said Linsmayer. “So giving folks another option to get up to the mountains with either a friend or a stranger, they don’t want to drive, maybe they want to split gas money?”

Two ride sharing apps are in the works to coordinate carpooling among riders.

Resorts have also improved food and beverage services and increased available terrain.

Steamboat Springs and Sunlight resorts have added new gondolas.

Arapahoe Basin has completed an expansion and added another four-person chair lift. It’s also switched from the Epic Pass to the Ikon Pass but offering limited availability on the weekends to reduce congestion.