Snow is here, and so is UTA’s newly streamlined ski bus service. Weekend ski bus service to resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon starts this Friday, Dec. 2. This comes as a result of public feedback requesting that ski service run earlier than the originally scheduled Dec. 18 start date, when daily service will begin.
Celebrate the start of weekend ski service and our improved ski bus routes from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at Bingham Junction, Murray Central and Historic Sandy stations. We’ll be giving away free UTA ski headbands while supplies last.
Friday-Sunday, December 2-4: Service to Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird and Alta
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11: Service to Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird and Alta
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 16-17: Service to Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird and Alta. On Dec. 17, service to Powder Mountain and Snowbasin begins, as well as new route 677 from Layton FrontRunner Station to Snowbasin. Sundance service also begins Dec. 17, however it does not run on Sundays.
Sunday, Dec. 18 – End of 2016-2017 Ski Season in April: Regular weekday and weekend ski service to all participating resorts.
We’ve made significant changes to ski service this year to help combat canyon traffic and make it easier for locals to get to the slopes. Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon service has been streamlined to three routes: 953, 972 and 994. Service will run every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes during peak times, seven days per week.
UTA worked with ski resort partners to improve Cottonwood Canyons ski service, with the goal of alleviating overcrowded buses, providing more consistent frequency and improving parking for ski bus riders. The new routes are designed to create more parking, more frequent service and convenient connections from TRAX, FrontRunner and downtown bus routes.