Utah Ski Resorts in the Wasatch have become more popular and crowded over the years creating more traffic and congestion in the canyons. To tackle this problem, using public transportation or carpooling to the mountain can save you time, stress and it can also save you money! Here at White Cloud Concierge we have compiled a Utah ski resort public transportation guide to help you navigate the buses near Salt Lake City. We also have the inside scoop on how to land a great parking spot at the resorts by carpooling.
Public Transportation from Salt Lake City
Taking advantage of public transportation to the mountains can save you time and help mitigate traffic in the canyons. Read this 2023-2024 Utah Ski Resort Public Transportation Guide to figure out the best way for you to utilize buses and different Park & Rides in SLC. Check the UTA website for up to date maps and schedules for public transportation all around Salt Lake City and nearby ski resorts.
Snowbird and Alta
Drive to the Highland Drive/9400 S Park & Ride or take the F94 or 220 bus to the Highland Drive Park & Ride. From there, take the seasonal ski bus 994 to Snowbird and Alta.
Solitude and Brighton
Drive to the Wasatch Blvd or Big Cottonwood Canyon Park & Ride and take the seasonal ski bus 972 to Solitude and Brighton.
Park City, Deer Valley & Canyons Village
Drive to the Jeremy Ranch Park & Ride, Ecker Hill Park & Ride or the Kimball Junction Transit Center. Take the 101 Spiro Local Bus to catch the Canyons Village Shuttle, the Park City Mountain Village Transit Hub or to take Bus 9 to Montage/Deer Valley. Check out the Park City Transit Center for routes and schedules.
Drive to Ogden Station and take seasonal ski bus 675 to Snowbasin.
Drive to Ogden Station or the Eden Park & Ride and take seasonal ski bus 674 to Powder Mountain.
Park & Rides Near Utah Ski Resorts
- Alta & Snowbird
- Highland Drive/9400 S
- Brighton & Solitude
- Wasatch Blvd
- Big Cottonwood Canyon
- Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Village
- Kimball Junction Transit Center
- Ecker Hill Park & Ride
- Jeremy Ranch Park & Ride
- Snowbasin Resort:
- Ogden FrontRunner Station
- Powder Mountain Resort:
- Eden Park & Ride
Remember, some of these Park & Ride facilities might have limited space, especially during peak ski season, so it’s a good idea to arrive early. Also, the availability of services can vary depending on the day of the week and time of day.
Perks of Carpooling in the Canyons
Some Utah Ski Resorts are offering incentives or even prizes for people who carpool to the mountains. They want to tackle the problem of the continuing traffic and we do too! Here are some perks of carpooling to different ski resorts.
- At Solitude any vehicle that has 4 or more occupants ALWAYS park for free. Monday-Thursday 3 or more occupants in a vehicle park free.
- When you carpool at Snowbasin with three or more individuals, Earl’s A parking area is designated for carpooling and is the closest to the lift lines!
- Snowbird encourages carpooling and offers surprise giveaways on select peak traffic days through the Canyon Carpool Club.
Check out the 2023-2024 Utah Ski Area Parking Guide to learn about parking costs and reservation systems at all of Utah’s popular ski and snowboard resorts. If you need your skis and snowboards tuned up before the season starts, reach out to White Cloud Concierge to have your equipment ready for the season!