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Skiers Ride Up Mountain In Luxury, Avoid Ski Traffic

DENVER (CBS4)– With the Ski Train shut down this year, skiers and boarders have a new way to travel Interstate 70 into the high country with luxury ski buses.

When the Ski Train stopped chugging up the mountain, Winter Park officials said they felt the loss.

“We have heard mass transportation is needed from the Front Range to Winter Park,” said Winter Park Ski Resort spokeswoman Mistalynn Lee.

A couple from Denver is hoping to address that concern.

“It’s going to get you a really comfortable ride up to Winter Park and Copper Mountain,” said Denver Ski Bus owner Curt Spencer.

Buses will carry skiers to and from the mountains each weekend this season. The cost is about $40 round trip.

The buses are equipped with reclining seats, monitors to watch movies and a bathroom.

“We’d like to help decrease traffic on I-70, create a greener way to get to the mountains and get more people to the mountains as a whole,” said Spencer.

The buses will have pickup points in both Boulder and Denver and will drop off at Winter Park and Copper Mountain. Denver Ski Bus begins its runs on Saturday.

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