CDOT Launching Snowstang™ Service between Denver and Ski Resorts

December 4, 2019 - Denver Metro Area, Colorado - Roundtrip service begins in mid-December

DENVER – As part of its continuing effort to provide travel alternatives to the state’s recreational areas, the Colorado Department of Transportation is introducing Snowstang, which will provide Saturday and Sunday roundtrip bus service between Denver and the Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin, Steamboat Resort, and Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. 

The 40 days of service begins on Saturday, Dec. 14, and continues every weekend through Sunday, April 20, 2020.  Snowstang service includes the Martin Luther King Jr. and Presidents Day holidays.

“We’re excited to launch Snowstang which will help move more people to the mountains quicker and ease the journey for hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who enjoy our fantastic winter resorts every year,” said Governor Jared Polis. “Thank you to Shoshana Lew and our tremendous team at CDOT for helping to get this bus service on the road. CDOT partnered with each resort so that residents and visitors alike could have another convenient and cost-effective way to access all the amazing experiences our world-class destinations have to offer.”

For all three lines, passengers can board at Denver Union Station or the Denver Federal Center. Roundtrip tickets for Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin start at $25.  A roundtrip to Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Resort and Howelsen Hill) is $40.00. Additional discounts will be available for seniors and children.  To purchase tickets, visit or download the Bustang® mobile app, JustRide Bustang, for iOS or Android.

Operated by Ace Express Coaches, LLC of Golden, Snowstang™ coaches carry 51 passengers, are climate controlled, and have Wi-Fi access, a restroom, USB and power outlets. 

Whole System - Whole Safety  

Earlier this year, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic, statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.


CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.