Winter bus service begins Nov. 22 | AspenTimes.com

Winter bus service begins Nov. 22

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

The Roaring Fork Transportation Agency will boost bus service in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley for the winter season, starting Thursday, Nov. 22.

The free skier shuttles begin Thursday, with free service between Aspen and Snowmass Village; the Highlands and Buttermilk skier shuttles resume Dec. 8, when those mountains are scheduled to open.

Also on Nov. 22, bus service to Woody Creek resumes and the new midday express service between Aspen and Glenwood Springs debuts.

Direct bus service between Snowmass and Aspen (no transfer required) begins Dec. 8.

Within the city of Aspen, the free Castle/Maroon, Cemetery Lane, Hunter Creek and Mountain Valley routes begin their high-season schedules Thursday, operating until 2 a.m. daily.

The Galena Street and Cross Town shuttles will also resume service on Thursday and the new Burlingame/Hwy. 82 route will begin running more frequently for the winter season.

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The Maroon Creek Road route, which provides direct service between the Rubey Park bus station in downtown Aspen and stops along Maroon Creek Road as far as Aspen Highlands, will resume on Dec. 6.

Winter service schedules, detailing what time buses stop and where, are available on RFTA buses and at Rubey Park Transit Center on Durant Avenue in downtown Aspen, or call 925-8484 or visit http://www.rfta.com for more information.

Riders should also be aware, effective Dec.1, discount pass prices will increase by 5 percent.