ASPEN - Aspen will begin its winter transit schedule Thursday, which also happens to be Thanksgiving Day and the start of the ski season.
During the winter season, the city's Castle-Maroon, Cemetery Lane, Hunter Creek and Mountain Valley routes will operate from about 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. In addition, the Cross Town and Galena Street shuttles begin winter service Thursday.
The free skier shuttle between Aspen and Snowmass Village also begins Thursday.
Paid parking on Saturdays will resume Dec. 1. Parking in the city remains free on Sundays and holidays.
Those driving into Aspen may pick up a free carpool parking permit if there are two or more adults in the vehicle. The permits are available at the airport parking kiosk on weekdays from 6 to 11 a.m.
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's winter schedule for valleywide bus routes begins Thursday, as well. Go to www.rfta.com for all of RFTA's schedules.