Getting to Ski Santa Fe for a day of fun can be stress free if you remember to do one important thing: make a reservation to ride the Blue Bus! This very handy bus service offers tourists and locals alike transportation in a loop starting at the South Capitol Rail Runner Station, through downtown with stops at several hotels, then heads for the hills, dropping hikers and cyclists off at trailheads in warmer seasons or those with a spa day in mind at Ten Thousand Waves. In winter, skiers and snowboarders can get off the Blue Bus at Ski Santa Fe to hit the slopes.
The Blue Bus is part of the North Central Regional Transit District and provides a service that makes getting out for a day of fun easier. More information about the route and schedule can be found at ridethebluebus.com. Check out the current mountain trail route here.
The bus runs seven days a week and 365 days a year, with more buses running in winter to accommodate skiers. However, NCRTD Public Information Officer Jim Nagle explained that the bus is also a great service in the warmer seasons for hikers, who take the bus either to or from popular trailheads like Windsor and hike the other direction, and cyclists, who take their bikes up the mountain to enjoy the thrill of the downhill ride. In fact, the mountain trail bus now includes additional bike racks.
During the winter service schedule, a token will be provided upon boarding the eastbound bus. Ski Santa Fe will honor that token with a $5 discount when it’s presented to purchase lift tickets, at the ski school, gift shop, and food services, with the exception of alcohol.
For the latest information on routes and to schedule service, call 505-629-4725 ext. 1, or toll-free 866-206-0754 ext. 2.
The Blue Bus has transported thousands of snowsports enthusiasts to Ski Santa Fe each season, vastly reducing the number of cars on the road and filling the parking lot. The service is especially beneficial, Nagle said, for those who are not used to driving on snowy or icy roads.
Learn more at Ridethebluebus.com.This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead