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."