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UTA’s Ski Bus service starts this weekend for Salt Lake County

Nov 22, 2023, 10:58 AM | Updated: 11:02 am

A bus rider waits to enter the Utah Transit Authority TRAX line at the Alta Ski Resort on Sunday, ...

A bus rider waits to enter the Utah Transit Authority TRAX line at the Alta Ski Resort on Sunday, March 5, 2023. (Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

(Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — There’s good news for Utah’s skiers and snowboarders. The Utah Transit Authority announced the start date and routes for its Ski Bus service

Service for Salt Lake County begins on Nov. 26 and runs through April 13, according to a press release from UTA.

UTA is teaming up with ski resorts to improve customer capacity for Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. UTA will provide all-day bus service up both canyons and work with resorts to offer new employee-specific transportation. This includes expanded UTA Vanpool services and a resort-managed employee shuttle system.

According to UTA, their plan includes deploying backup buses when available to accommodate peak travel times. 

For non-locals, UTA is working with Visit Salt Lake and Salt Lake County on the paid Cottonwood Connect ski shuttle. The private shuttle services visitors staying at local hotels.

Additional Ski Bus services

As part of the upcoming schedule changes, UTA released updated Ski Bus schedules for neighboring counties as well. 

Ski Bus service for Weber and Davis Counties runs from Dec. 9 through March 24. Utah County begins Dec. 23 through March 2 and Utah County service runs Dec. 23 and operates until March 2, 2024.

The updated schedules come as part of UTA’s Change Day. For more information go to rideuta.com.

Related reading: Skiers, snowboarders thankful for fresh powder before Thanksgiving

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