I-70 COALITION AIMS TO BLUNT SKIER TRAFFIC!
Colorado is among one of the country’s fastest growing states; and, as a result, traffic on the I-70 corridor (especially skier traffic from the Front Range up into the mountains, and back down) has grown; creating traffic delays of up to hours for many.
However, the I-70 Coalition, a group of governments and businesses along the mountain highway corridor, has been working to come up with alternatives to driving up to the mountain resorts. For years, the Coalition has been urging visitors to change the times that they drive from the mountains to the cities, and vice-versa. In recent years, a number of alternatives have been produced, including Bustang, a bus service run by the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Winter Park Ski Train and Gondola, a ride-sharing service.
Many resorts, such as Vail and Aspen, have been promoting the fact that destination skiers do not have a need for cars as many of the amenities of the resorts are within easy walking distance; and, most of the lodges have some sort of shuttle service to-and-from the ski mountains.
However, the main problem remains the amount of “day skiers” driving up from the Front Range. The I-70 Coalition has developed a web site for those skiers to help travelers explore alternatives to get to the mountains. To see what the alternatives are, click here: https://goi70.com/mountain-transit/