In Colorado, there are countless ways to get to the ski slopes. If you’d rather have someone else do the driving, check out the list of resources below for details on regional and local bus routes.
Snowstang bus service: The Snowstang bus service provides a ski season travel alternative with roundtrip service on weekends and Monday holidays from Denver to Loveland Ski Area, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Steamboat Resort and Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. For more information, visit https://ridebustang.com/snowstang/.
Bustang bus service: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has expanded its statewide Bustang Outrider bus service to include Salida and Monarch Mountain. Bustang now serves mountain towns near several Colorado ski areas including Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Copper Mountain, Echo Mountain, Monarch Mountain, Purgatory Resort, Sunlight Mountain Resort, and Telluride Ski Resort. For more information, visit https://ridebustang.com/.
Pegasus van service: The new Pegasus van service provides an easy and comfortable I-70 travel option, with stops in Denver, Federal Center Station, Idaho Springs, Frisco, Vail, and Avon. Pegasus has bike, ski, and snowboard racks and connects to many local mountain transit systems. For more information, visit https://ridebustang.com/pegasus.
Arapahoe Basin: Summit County offers a free bus service among Keystone, Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, and Silverthorne. The Summit Stage Swan Mountain Flyer bus service runs from the park-and-ride lot in Keystone to and from A-Basin daily during peak ski season. For more information, visit arapahoebasin.com/the-mountain/getting-here/.
Aspen Snowmass: RAFTA, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s bus system, provides free transportation from Aspen to Snowmass Village. For more information, visit aspensnowmass.com/visit/getting-here.
Copper Mountain: If you’re already within Summit County, you can hop on the free Summit Stage bus to take you to Copper. The Summit Stage Frisco-Copper services Copper Mountain daily during peak ski season. With routes all throughout Frisco, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, and Dillon, you can get to Copper Mountain easily and conveniently. For more information, visit coppercolorado.com/plan-your-trip.
Eldora: The Ski-N-Ride provides bus service from multiple locations along the Front Range straight to Eldora every day of the week during ski season. For more information, visit eldora.com/plan-your-trip.
Loveland: Running on weekends from December to April, the Snowstang bus service offers riders pick-up locations at Union Station in Denver or the Denver Federal Center RTD station. For more information, visit skiloveland.com/the-mountain.
Monarch: The Salida Ski Bus provides access from Salida to Monarch on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the ski season. Visitors can also access Monarch with daily Bustang service. For more information, visit skimonarch.com/bustang/ or cityofsalida.com/ski-bus.
Purgatory: The skier shuttle runs from Durango to Purgatory on weekends and select holidays. For more information, visit purgatoryresort.com/transportation.
Steamboat: Guests can enjoy the free town bus system running from town to the resort. For more information, visit https://steamboatsprings.net/166/Transit.
Sunlight: Sunlight Mountain Resort operates a shuttle service from Glenwood Springs to Sunlight Mountain and back. The shuttle makes stops throughout Glenwood Springs including popular lodges in town. For more information, visit sunlightmtn.com/plan-your-trip.
Telluride: The Galloping Goose bus service provides free transportation in and around the towns of Telluride, Mountain Village, and Lawson Hill. For more information, visit telluride-co.gov/Public-Transportation.
Winter Park: Easily navigate Winter Park and Fraser with the Lift, their refreshed, free public transportation service. For more information, visit winterparkresort.com/plan-your-trip/.