2:39 pm - Tuesday September 19, 2017

CDOT Promotes Alternative Travel for “Mountain Rideshare Day” Private Shuttle Companies Offer Exclusive Discounts‏

CDOT Promotes Alternative Travel for “Mountain Rideshare Day”

Private Shuttle Companies Offer Exclusive Discounts

 On average, a trip from Denver to Silverthorne and back costs more than $75 and results in more than 110 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Many already know the benefits of carpooling to the mountains, but the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants I-70 motorists to also consider other transportation methods that reduce the number of vehicles on I-70, such as ski buses and shuttles. To encourage mountain visitors to use alternative travel options, CDOT is partnering with the Front Range Ski Bus and Colorado Mountain Express (CME) for the inaugural “Mountain Rideshare Day” on Saturday, Feb. 7.

 
The Front Range Ski Bus and Colorado Mountain Express offer transportation to and from the mountains, and for Mountain Rideshare Day they’re both offering significant discounts.

Front Range Ski Bus – 10% discount on round trip prices and lift ticket discounts at Copper and Loveland. Use the promo code “skibusrideshare” at FrontRangeSkiBus.com or by calling or texting 720-924-6686.

  • Copper – adult lift tickets for only $65
  • Loveland – adult lift tickets for only $37

CME – 50% discount on shared shuttle rides. Use the promo code “CMERIDESHARE” at ColoradoMountainExpress.com or by calling 970-754-7433.

  • The fare, one person each way is:
    • To/From Breck, Keystone, Copper, Frisco, Silverthorne: $16.50
    • To/From Vail, Beaver Creek, Edwards, Avon: $21

“We’re happy to be partnering with the Front Range Ski Bus and CME since they already help reduce the number of vehicles on I-70,” said Amy Ford, Director of Communications for CDOT. “Each Front Range bus takes nearly 12 vehicles off I-70, and each CME van accounts for nearly five vehicles. This weekend could be a major one for mountain travel, so we hope everyone carpools or takes an alternative transportation option to the mountains.”

 
Ski resorts are also getting involved with Mountain Rideshare Day, offering exclusive carpooler discounts that day. Pick up a Mountain Rideshare Day wristband from CDOT stations located at Denver Union Station or the Dinosaur Lots off I-70, or when you arrive at participating ski resorts, to take advantage of the deals. Head towinter.codot.gov/rideshare to find out all the details.

If you need help filling your empty seats or finding a ride to the mountains, check out SkiCarpool.org or I70carpool.com.
 
CDOT’s Mountain Rideshare Day is part of the Change Your Peak Drive campaign, which works to improve the I-70 Mountain Corridor by encouraging mountain travelers to change not only the time they drive, but also how they drive. Through public education and strategic partnerships, CDOT works to give motorists the tools they need to be winter ready and know the resources they have for I-70 information. To learn more about Mountain Rideshare Day, visit winter.codot.gov/rideshare.

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