Ski bus service to Big and Little Cottonwood gets over $200,00 in funding
Jan 11, 2023, 7:00 PM
(August Miller/Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County Council passed a vote Tuesday for additional ski buses in Big and Little Cottonwood. The funding comes amid a Utah Transit Authority staffing shortage that has affected its ski bus service.
The council appropriated just under $240,000 in funding for a private transportation provider to increase the frequency and capacity of service up the mountains.
Part of the funding came from the UTA, Visit Salt Lake and several ski resorts, according to a press release from the council. Snow Country Limousine will provide the additional service, which will be called Cottonwood Connect.
In its press release, the council highlighted its goals for the service. Goals include reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and enhancing visitor experiences.
The Cottonwood Connect service will run Thursdays, Fridays and weekends. Service starts Jan. 26.
Passengers will pay $10 for round-trip service and reservations will be required through an online portal.