The snow is the same.
The Ski Bus isn't.
Here's what you can do to stay safe.

Stay Safe this Ski Season

The ski season is almost here, and we know you're excited to get out of the house to enjoy the outdoors and Utah’s amazing ski resorts. UTA’s priority during the COVID-19 pandemic has always been the safety of our riders and employees, so we will be implementing additional safety measures for Ski Bus service to help you stay safe all season long.

These efforts include limiting the number of riders per bus, enforcing mask wearing at all times, and creating socially distanced lines at key bus stops. With these safety measures in place, riders should expect greater delays getting to the resorts. Things might be a little different this season, but you’ll still be able to hit the slopes and enjoy the greatest snow on earth.

Many of the ski resorts are also implementing safety measures such as social distancing their parking, creating reservation systems and discouraging carpooling.

UTA’s efforts to ensure your safety on the Ski Bus include the following:

Here is how you can help:

We expect greater delays due to these safety measures and an increase in canyon traffic. To help, we will be monitoring ridership daily and working with the ski resorts to get riders to and from the resorts as effectively as possible. Plan ahead and take advantage of our recommended low peak days, times, routes and parking below to minimize those delays. So, while the way you get to the slopes might have changed, we’re confident that you’re going to have just as much fun as always once you arrive.

Before you leave, download the transit app (Click Here) to plan your trip; check bus crowds; or get alerts on canyon closures, accidents or avalanches.

We’ll see you on the Ski Bus!

*Utah Transit Authority’s priority is to keep our riders safe. This includes keeping our Ski Bus loads to approximately 20 people for social distancing. During emergency situations, like canyon closures or avalanches, we may exceed this target in order to get as many riders down the canyon as quickly as possible. At these times, we will ask riders to follow safety guidelines including the wearing of masks and using hand sanitizer.

BIG AND LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYONS

Snowbird, Alta, Brighton & Solitude

On November 29, 2020, UTA’s Cottonwood Canyon ski bus will start service to Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude ski resorts. Cottonwood Canyon's ski service ends on April 18th. To minimize delays, please consider the following recommended off-peak days, times and locations to ride the Ski Bus:

Brighton Ski Resort

  • No night skiing from April 4th thru 7th
  • Night skiing on April 8th thru 10th
  • April 10 last day of night skiing

Best Days of the Week to Avoid Crowds:

  • Tuesday-Thursday

Best Times of Day to Avoid Crowds:

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Best Routes and Parking:

FREE UTA Services included with the season pass:

  • Alta: Bus, Ski Bus, TRAX, FrontRunner, VIA
  • Brighton: Bus, Ski Bus, TRAX, FrontRunner, VIA
  • Solitude: Ski Bus only
  • Snowbird: Ski Bus only
  • IKON: Ski Bus only

*Season Pass Holders: Contact the ski resort for additional questions about valid services
**IKON Pass Holders: Contact Solitude for additional questions about valid services
***Ski Resort Employees: Contact your employer for additional questions about valid services

WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTY

Snowbasin and Powder Mountain

On December 12, 2020, Snowbasin started its ski bus service. Powder Mountain ski bus service opened on December 19. Weber and Davis County ski service ends on March 28th. Please use the recommended off-peak days, times and locations to ride the ski bus:

Best Days of the Week to Avoid Crowds:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Avoid holidays and weekends

Best Times of Day to Avoid Crowds:

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Best Routes and Parking:

FREE UTA Services included with the season pass:

  • Powder Mountain: Bus, Ski Bus
  • Snowbasin: Bus, Ski Bus

*Season Pass Holders: Contact the ski resort for additional questions about valid services
**Ski Resort Employees: Contact your employer for additional questions about valid services

 

UTAH COUNTY

Sundance Ski Resort

On December 19, 2020, UTA’s Utah County ski bus will start service to Sundance Ski Resort. Weekday Sundance ski service ends on February 27th and Saturday service ends on March 27th. Please use the recommended off-peak days, times and locations to ride the ski bus:

Best Days of the Week to Avoid Crowds:

  • Monday-Thursday (Jan. - Feb.)
  • Avoid holidays and weekends

Best Times of Day to Avoid Crowds:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Best Routes and Parking:

FREE UTA Services included with the season pass:

  • Sundance: Ski Bus, UVX

*Season Pass Holders: Contact the ski resort for additional questions about valid services
**Ski Resort Employees: Contact your employer for additional questions about valid services

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