The snow is here and ski season is about to begin. As we have done through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will provide service and do so as safely as possible. This will be true for Ski Bus too, but we’ll be doing a few things differently and we are asking you to help us get everyone up and down the canyons safely this season.
What we’re doing:
Limiting Loads – Gone are the full loads of the Ski Bus on powder days (at least for now). We are limiting loads to approximately 20 people per bus to help with social distancing.
Communicating Capacity - If the bus is full, the header on the bus will say “Full Bus” and the operator will hold up a “Bus is Full” sign as they stop. Please do not try to board the bus if it is full, and please patiently wait for the next bus to arrive.
Requiring Masks – A face covering (nose and mouth) will be required on the Ski Bus for the duration of your trip. If you do not have a mask, mask dispensers are available on the bus.
Creating Socially Distanced Queues – Some of our larger Ski Bus stops will have route-specific lines that are spaced six feet apart to board the bus.
More Cleaning and Ventilation – We’re cleaning and sanitizing the buses daily in the morning, afternoon and evening. This involves a high-concentration disinfecting wipe down and, electrostatic fogging and HEPA air filters. Also, we’ll be traveling with the windows slightly open to increase ventilation.
Watch Riley walk you through this!
What we ask of you:
Try Off-peak Hours – These new safety measures will slow things down a bit, so we encourage you to try making your trip up the mountain during off hours: roughly Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Be Patient – Expect things to take a little longer. Bring your favorite hot beverage as you wait in line and your best book or digital device for entertainment.
Use Transit – If you haven’t already, this is a great time to download the Transit app and sign up for push notifications for your Ski Bus routes. Transit provides trip planning, as well as notifications about service disruptions.
And most importantly, have good faith. We’re doing all we can to continue to provide this vital service to the ski resorts as safely as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here seven days a week on Twitter, email and phone.
To see all the changes we’ve made and get more information about service to your resort see rideuta.com/ski.