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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Snowstang Rides Again Into Steamboat Springs

Snowstang NewsFlash

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-December 16, 2022-The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching its Snowstang bus service for the 2022-2023 ski season this weekend, providing a transit alternative to some of the state’s premier mountain resorts including Steamboat Ski Resort & Historic Howelsen Hill. 

“We’re thrilled to bring back our popular Snowstang service for a third season, providing a convenient, affordable, and comfortable transportation option for people who want to enjoy our resorts but want an alternative to driving,” said CDOT’s Division of Transit and Rail Director Amber Blake. “Partnering with each resort allows us to remove the hassles of parking and to drop-off passengers at a prime location near the lifts.”

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 17, and continuing through early spring, Snowstang is offering roundtrip express service to Steamboat Springs/Howelsen Hill. Snowstang operates every Saturday and Sunday (except Christmas Day) and Monday holidays through spring 2023. The service also will offer a special two-day, Saturday and Monday, Christmas weekend option to Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.®

CDOT also is adding a new passenger stop at Wooly Mammoth Park-N-Ride near the Hogback, providing a location for carpoolers and others to leave their vehicles at a convenient location next to Interstate 70 at the Morrison/Red Rocks exit.

In addition to Wooly Mammoth, all routes board at Denver’s Union Station and the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood. Snowstang roundtrip tickets for Steamboat Springs are $40. Additional discounts are available for seniors. Children ages 2 to 11 ride for $12.50 (with a paying adult).

An additional option for those requiring transportation between Northwest Colorado and Denver is the Bustang Outrider program. Bustang® is CDOT's interregional express bus service. With Bustang, riders travel between Craig and Denver Union Station with stops in Hayden, Kremmling, Granby, and Winter Park to name a few. 

“These programs continue to gain in popularity and provide reliable and affordable travel options for many of us in Northwest Colorado,” commented Transit Manager Jonathan Flint. “Whether you’re looking for regional transportation, a ride to a day on the slopes or a way for visitors to travel to our region, then Snowstang and Bustang are valuable resources.”

Snowstang & Bustang coaches are climate controlled, have Wi-Fi, a restroom, and USB and power outlets. Ace Express Coaches of Golden operates Bustang and Snowstang for CDOT. To purchase tickets and view schedules and routes for both services, visit


Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email
Bob Wilson, CDOT Statewide Communications Manager, 303.916.1456 or email

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