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Copper and Grayline Partner Up

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Thread Starter 
Well, Summit County residents might have been less than brilliant about selecting a State Rep who was actually doing something about our transportation issues, but at least Copper has the right idea. While this is not cheap, it's less expensive than CMC door to door.

Grayline Direct Transportation to Copper
post #2 of 10
It appears Grayline did several partnerships this season. They are also offering RT service to Aspen/Snowmass from DIA (Denver) and from Eagle County Airport.

I have no idea about the cost. The flyer SkiCo sent me says there is on-board entertainment and customized amenities. (I don't know if that means if adult beverages are available for purchase - or if they stop by Applejack's on the way outta Denver).
post #3 of 10
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The Copper Route is $65 one-way, door to door. Not having to ride the Greyhound bus, which won't reserve your seat from Frisco, and which is ridden by some pretty shady characters is an amenity in itself!
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That's pretty steep...
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Are the Aspen/Copper deals in response to Vail recently buying CME?
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Originally Posted by at_nyc View Post
That's pretty steep...
Very true, but CME is about $87 one way door to door. And like I said, local residents really don't seem to give a darn, so I don't see any changes happening soon. Perhaps one day people will wake up and realize that they don't have a ski area job because the people they were trying to discourage from their resorts finally listened.

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Are the Aspen/Copper deals in response to Vail recently buying CME?
Wow, is that true? Interesting....
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Wow! Transit wars! This could be interesting. Of course, a train or a monorail would be a win/win scenario for everyone, but that's not going to happen.
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"With the new partnership between Copper Mountain and Gray Line, guests will enjoy $65 one-way rates, window/aisle seating, trips every 2 hours, specific Copper routes only and customized amenities. "


Sound's like a lot of marketing hype to me. If they run every two hours, even at peak season they'll be running a lot of empty buses.
Aspen announced a partnership as well, but I have yet to see any type of schedule.
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You could be right, since a bus will hold far more people than a CME van. On the other hand, the Gray Line, it seems like the Gray Line will run much later into the evening than CME. There have been many times when I've come back late, and had to spend a night in Denver because CME has stopped running. Since I live here, it's not a big deal, but if I was coming here on vacation, I would find it annoying to miss part of a ski day on transportation.

It would be really great if they had a bus that would stop at Frisco, and continue on to either Aspen or Steamboat. Once again, I do not think that this is ideal. And yes, it is a pretty shrewd marketing ploy to get people to lodge at Copper, instead of other areas. OTOH, I'm glad to see that at least one resort sees the airport transportation issue a problem, as opposed to the cavalier attitude expressed by locals and candidates, who come up with ridiculous statements like:

"If we improve transportation options from the airport, we run the risk of becoming a bedroom community for Denver."
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