Winter Park Resort Ski ShuttleSki bus to Winter Park Resort

If you live in the Winter Park/ Fraser area you most likely have heard the uproar about Winter Park Resort discontinuing funding for the Fraser neighborhood service with “The Lift” ski shuttle program.  Winter Park Resort has had a lot of flak thrown its way for withdrawing this funding but truly what other ski town has the ski resort operator as the main funder of town transportation?

I think Winter Park Resort was, and is, the only one in Colorado.

Anywho, not to worry for this season, as two of our lodging competitors have stepped up to the plate to come up with the required funding to keep the purple and red  line, the line that was to be discontinued, up and running for this coming ski season.  I think this is a short term solution and that a long term solution will need to be addressed by the Winter Park and Fraser town councils in conjunction with Grand County.

The Lift will be running this year with ski shuttle service to Winter Park Resort.

Details of Ski Shuttle Service:

  • Day ski shuttle will be a “New Purple” line, effectively a combined route of areas previously serviced by both Red & Purple lines in 2010-11.
  • Day shuttle, on entering USA Hwy 40 from CR 8, will then take a direct “non-stop” shot to the ski area (with the exception of “dropping off” people in Fraser or Winter Park). Night shuttle will replicate service to areas provided by the night Purple line in 2010-11.
  • Night shuttle will replicate service to areas provided by the night Purple line in 2010-11.

Ski Shuttle Days of Operation:

  • Buses will operate for the 159 days of the 2011-12 ski season, commencing Wednesday November 16, 2011 through Sunday April 22, 2012.
  • Additional bus service to cope with “Peak” demand time periods will on an as required basis to cover most Saturdays and Sundays, except November 19-20 and April 21-22 (42 days) as well as the following Holidays (12 days):
  • Christmas Week: December 26-30, 2011
  • MLK Day: January 16, 2012
  • President’s Day: February 201, 2012
  • Main Spring Break Week: March 12-16, 2012

An approximation of 250 hours of additional “Peak” service (estimated 4-5 hours per day for 54 days) were factored in to the equation.

 

Ski Shuttle Hours of Service:

Day Service:

  • 2 buses per hour from (1 bus every half-hour) 7:30AM to 5PM with the exception of 11AM-2PM where there would be 1 bus per hour.
  • This would effectively mean half-hour service 7:30AM – 10:30AM, hourly service 11AM-2PM, then half-hour service again 2PM-5PM.

               Night Service:

  • Bus #1 starting at 5:30PM to 10:00PM (last run), once every half-hour

 

Ski Shuttle Route:

Ski Shuttle Day Route:

  • Start Winter Park Resort
  • Hwy 40 to Fraser, Right on CR804-MeadowRidge Road.
  • R on CR834-Cranmer
  • L on CR837-Balsh
  • R on CR836-Hughes
  • R on CR8360-Spinner
  • R on CR834-Cranmer
  • R on CR838-East Meadow Mile
  • L on CR840-West Meadow Mile
  • R on Meadow Lane
  • L on CR832-Meadow Mile
  • R on CR8500-Jabberwocky
  • Loop through Silvercrest, L on CR8500-Jabberwocky
  • R on CR832-Meadow Mile
  • R on Cranmer Pl
  • R on Wapiti Drive
  • L on CR8
  • L on US Hwy 40
  • R on Winter Park Drive to Winter Park Resort

Ski Shuttle Day Stops:

  • Safeway (on CR804)
  • Needles Eye & Railbender
  • Cabins at Porcupine Ridge
  • Eagle Ridge on the Summit
  • Elk Court Cabins
  • Lookout Village
  • Indian Peaks
  • Winter Park Tennis Club & Acadia
  • Meadowridge Ct #22, #17/18A/Clubhouse, Ct #29, Ct #26, Ct #6
  • The Pines
  • Bavarian Village
  • Silvercrest
  • (flag) Upper & Lower Ptarmigan
  • Twin Rivers
  • Winter Park Resort

Ski Shuttle Night Route:

  • Start Safeway Shopping Center
  • R on CR804-MeadowRidge Road.
  • R on CR834-Cranmer
  • L on CR837-Balsh
  • R on CR836-Hughes
  • R on CR8360-Spinner
  • R on CR834-Cranmer
  • R on CR838-East Meadow Mile
  • L on CR840-West Meadow Mile
  • R on Meadow Lane
  • L on CR832-Meadow Mile
  • R on CR8500-Jabberwocky
  • Loop through Silvercrest, L on CR8500-Jabberwocky
  • R on CR832-Meadow Mile
  • R on Cranmer Pl
  • R on Wapiti Drive
  • L on CR8
  • L on US Hwy 40
  • L on CR804-MeadowRidge Road

 

Ski Shuttle Night Stops:

  • Safeway Shopping Center
  • Needles Eye & Railbender
  • Cabins at Porcupine Ridge
  • Eagle Ridge on the Summit
  • Elk Court Cabins
  • Lookout Village
  • Indian Peaks
  • Winter Park Tennis Club & Acadia
  • Meadowridge Ct #22, Ct #17/18A/Clubhouse, Ct #29, Ct #26, Ct #6
  • The Pines
  • Bavarian Village
  • Silvercrest
  • (flag) Upper & Lower Ptarmigan
  • Twin Rivers
  • Safeway

Winter Park Lodging Company manages 11 Fraser ski condo rentals on this route, so fear not service will be here for this ski season.

October 20th, 2011

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