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Ski resorts offering free gas for carpoolers

Dec 23, 2022, 12:00 PM
Cars load up one of the parking lots at Alta Ski Area on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.
(Scott G Winterton...
Cars load up one of the parking lots at Alta Ski Area on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Cars load up one of the parking lots at Alta Ski Area on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.
(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Those planning to head up Little Cottonwood Canyon this weekend have the chance at having their gas covered. 

The key to getting  free gas is to carpool. Employees from Snowbird and Alta will be patrolling the parking lots armed with a few $50-dollar gas cards.

Cars carrying at least four people get a chance at a gas card. Additionally, Snowbird be handing out a few fast tracks passes to carpoolers. Those passes allow people to skip ahead on the lift line.

According to a press release from Visit Salt Lake, the “Canyon Carpool Club” is a ride-share incentive program to reduce congestions and emissions on high-travel days.

High-use days include weekends, and prolific powder days. 

“Transportation is the biggest challenge we’re facing in Little Cottonwood Canyon,” said Snowbird President and GM Dave Fields. “Everyone that works and recreates in the canyon needs to make some behavioral changes around how they get to Snowbird and Alta. I’m grateful to partner with Visit Salt Lake to incentivize guests to carpool to the resorts and avoid single occupancy vehicles.”

Related: Cottonwood canyons face major traffic congestion following start of ski season

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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