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With a full complement of seasonal and full-time drivers, Steamboat Springs Transit shifts into winter operations moving to the free local winter bus schedule beginning Sunday, December 2, 2018 and continuing through Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Again this winter, SST service pairs the Red Line (West Steamboat, downtown, grocery stores and gondola base) with the Green Line (condominiums) and the Blue Line (also serving West Steamboat, downtown, grocery stores and gondola base) with the Orange Line (The Ponds, condominiums and hotels).
The Yellow Line operates a fixed route service to Colorado Mountain College and the Hilltop corridor. The Yellow Line run on-call service to Old Town, the high school, Howelsen Hill and Fairview arranged by calling 970.879.3717. The Purple Line provides continuous loop service to the northern condominiums, Yampa Valley Medical Center, Central Park Plaza and the gondola base.
Service on the Red/Green and Blue/Orange routes begins a little before 6:00 am and each line offers 20 minute service beginning from downtown around 7:00 am. The Yellow Line operates between 7:10 am and 6:10 pm with the Purple Line operating between 7:57 am and 6:05 pm.
Night Line service returns to 20 minute intervals serving West Steamboat, downtown, grocery stores, gondola base, Ski Times Square, condominiums, The Ponds and hotels. The Night Line concludes with the last departure from downtown toward the mountain at 2:26 am and the last bus from the mountain toward downtown at 3:06 am.
For regional travelers, SST’s Regional route between Steamboat Springs and Craig makes getting to and from Steamboat convenient, affordable and comfortable. The Regional bus provides two daily departures from Craig at approximately 5:50am and 6:50am, arriving in Steamboat Springs around an hour later. The evening bus departs the Gondola Transit Center at 4:25pm and 5:25pm. The fare each way is $6.00 from Craig, $5.00 from Hayden, $3.50 from Milner, and $1.50 from Steamboat II. Punch cards can be purchased for $40.00 and provide $60.00 worth of value as well as student and senior rates are offered.
From your smartphone, find out when the next bus is expected to arrive with the SST app available on iPhones and Androids from RouteShout.com. In addition, view buses in real-time via steamboatsprings.net/sst. Complete schedule information, stop locations and times can be obtained at steamboatsprings.net/transit or 970.879.3717. The winter SST Guide is available on the city’s website.
In addition, SST information is presented alongside other travel options in Google Maps, when choosing bus as the transportation mode. When entering the proper start and final destinations locations, Maps will provide needed directions to find the bus stop, arrival time, and show the route.
SST moves more than one million riders a year and operates one of the most efficient rural transportation systems in the state. Logging more than 620,000 annual miles from a pool of 40 full-time and seasonal drivers, SST utilizes 15 transit buses, four regional buses and one curb-to-curb paratransit shuttle to provide service to residents and guests.
Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Tyler Kern, Operations Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Michael Lane, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email