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Extreme busing

Allyn Harvey
Aspen Times Staff Writer

Getting to the Winter X Games is as easy as riding a bus.

And there will be plenty of them running to Buttermilk.

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will begin daily X Games service at 7 a.m. Friday, with shuttles from Aspen and the Cozy Point and Brush Creek intercept parking lots.

The shuttles will run daily through Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

“For spectators coming from downvalley, the obvious thing is to park at Cozy Point,” said RFTA operations manager John Hocker.

The Cozy Point lot is at the intersection of Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road, the turnoff to Snowmass Ski Area. Like the shuttle service, the parking there is free.

Buses and shuttles will be running from Aspen as well. Hocker said RFTA, which is being assisted by the transit agencies in Snowmass Village and Vail, will add service during times and events where demand is expected to surge.

The downvalley bus schedules will remain unchanged, running every half hour upvalley from El Jebel and Basalt and every hour from Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. RFTA will add buses to the routes during busy times.

The regular skier shuttles that run between Snowmass and Aspen are another option for getting to the games, Hocker said.