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Ogden Ski Bus?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have any Beta on the Ogden ski bus? I see it mentioned, very randomly. but cannot seem to find any real info, schedules, etc. I find that surprising if it indeed is a real thing.
I'm toying with the idea of a march trip to Utah, staying at the Marriott, and trying to do PowMow and Snowbasin. Trying to do it economically, so trying to figure out getting to Ogden from SLC and getting from Ogden to the ski hills.
Since I have to get from SLC to Ogden, renting a car might be a necessity in either case.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 11

Check out this link from the UTA website:  http://www.rideuta.com/mc/?page=RidingUTA-SkiService

It includes route and schedule details for Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.

 

As for getting from SLC to Ogden, you could take the FrontRunner high-speed train.  It connects the Salt Lake City inter-modal hub with the hub in Ogden, which is only a couple blocks from the Ogden Marriott.  At this point, you will need to take a bus or taxi from the airport to the SLC inter-modal hub, but eventually you will be able to jump on the new Trax line at the airport and take it to SLC hub.  However, I don't think it is scheduled to be in full operation until maybe April 2013.

 

 

Also, below are the details from the Snowbasin website regarding the bus service. 

Snowbasin Welcomes New Seasonal Bus Service From Ogden

Snowbasin Resort is proud to announce that we will be offering UTA public Bus service from Ogden up to our resort. Service will originate from the Transit Center in downtown Ogden. First service for skiers departs as early as 7:55 a.m. Service will leave Snowbasin as late as 4:30 p.m. Riders should consult the official schedule at www.rideuta.com for specific weekday, weekend and holiday schedules. Fare is $4.25 each way. Route connections in Weber County may be made at the following Ogden locations:

  • Ogden Transit Center, 2350 S. Wall Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue and 24th Street
  • Grant Avenue and 26th Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 25th Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 24th Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 23rd Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 22nd Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 12th Street
  • Rainbow Gardens, 1851 Valley Drive
  • Lakeside Resort Properties, drop and ride location, 6486 Utah 39 in Huntsville
  • Chris’ Cafe Park and Ride lot, 7345 east 900 south in Huntsville

Edited by NeedToSki - 1/7/13 at 2:17am
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Perfect. Thanks
post #4 of 11

Rental cars are relatively cheap in SLC.  Usually <$20/day and it gives you a lot more flexibility.

post #5 of 11

Need to Ski, thanks for the information. I don't have a trip planned at this point, but for future planning, are any of those bus pick up locations convenient to the Marriott in Ogden?

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

Need to Ski, thanks for the information. I don't have a trip planned at this point, but for future planning, are any of those bus pick up locations convenient to the Marriott in Ogden?

 

 

Yes, the Ogden Marriott is the first stop after it leaves the Ogden Transit Center. 

See route below:

 

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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

Need to Ski, thanks for the information. I don't have a trip planned at this point, but for future planning, are any of those bus pick up locations convenient to the Marriott in Ogden?


Ogden Marriott is on 24th and Lincoln. Most of the Washington Blvd. pickups are downtown and convenient to other hotels.

 

The main reason they added the shuttle this year is because they're doing work in Ogden Canyon and it's partly a one-lane road. The eastbound lane is closed for a mile or two, and east and west traffic has to alternate in the other lane, adding about 5 to 10 minutes to the commute. They're trying to cut down on traffic with the shuttle. I'm not sure if they plan to continue the shuttle after the work is completed (I'm guessing it depends how many people use it), so you'll want to double check if you're traveling later this season or in the future.

 

Need to Ski has it right about the train - that's always been the easy part of getting from SLC to Ogden skiing. The shuttle just connects the city to the resorts. I'd definitely do the train over renting a car that you don't otherwise need or paying a lot extra for a taxi up to Ogden.

post #8 of 11

I love the the idea of getting a train all the way to Ogden from the airport,  then a bus each morning/afternoon. Nice option to have when weighing up a trip to Utah.

post #9 of 11

Well, even with a train to the city and a bus to the mountain, Ogden is not going to pass for a European city.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by vsirin View Post

Well, even with a train to the city and a bus to the mountain, Ogden is not going to pass for a European city.


True.

But who is trying to pass Ogden as a European city?? rolleyes.gif

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Lol, yeah. Wtf is with that?
I don't have those expectations.
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