Snowstang for the holiday weekends

News Release

January 10, 2024 - Denver - Third day of service on MLK Day and President’s Day

Denver – For those who want to hit the slopes but avoid the drive over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Snowstang will be operating this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, providing service to some of the state’s premier mountain resorts.

Snowstang travels roundtrip to Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Loveland Ski Area, and Steamboat Springs every Saturday, Sunday, MLK Day and President’s Day (Monday, Feb. 19) through mid-spring. All routes board at Denver Union Station, RTD’s Federal Center Station in Lakewood, and at the Wooly Mammoth Park-n-Ride – upper lot (18560 U.S. 40, Golden, CO 80401).

Roundtrip tickets are $25.00, except for Steamboat Springs, which is $40.00. Additional discounts are available for seniors (65+) and people with disabilities. Children ages 2 to 11 ride for $12.50 (with a paying adult). Tickets can be purchased at

“If you like to ski or snowboard but don’t like dealing with the holiday weekend traffic, Snowstang is an ideal option,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “And it’s not just this weekend. If people want to enjoy the variety of activities and special events that’ll be taking place at our partner resorts this winter and early spring, Snowstang is a great travel alternative on any weekend.”

Each Snowstang coach provides seating for 51 passengers, is climate controlled, and has luggage bays, Wi-Fi, a restroom, and USB and power outlets.

“This is our fourth season of serving skiers and snowboarders, and it continues to grow in popularity since it provides a stress-free, safe alternative to get to our world-class resorts,” said CDOT’s Division of Transit and Rail Director Paul DesRocher. “Snowstang is also affordable, comfortable, and convenient, dropping passengers off right near the ski lifts.”

Ace Express Coaches of Golden operates Snowstang for CDOT.

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Part of the Bustang family providing statewide public transit service, Snowstang launched in 2019 to help alleviate traffic congestion during the peak periods on I-70, promote walkability within resort communities, and improve air quality for those spending time in the mountains.