GoI70.com has partnered with the successful, long-running SkiCarpool.org. SkiCarpool is a nonprofit organization that facilitates carpooling to Colorado resorts through their website. Go directly to SkiCarpool.org or our blog post for details.
Check out this is a new carpool site. They have a national focus, but are based here in Colorado. TheSkiLift.org has the goal of helping as many people as possible arrange ride-sharing to ski resorts around the country. This service combines social networking elements with a ridesharing board to help match users with similar interests and tastes for ski trips.
Dinosaur Lots in Golden
The Dinosaur Lots, or sometimes called Hogback Lots, are located at Morrison exit (#259) and I-70, on the west side of Denver. Made up of three separate lots: Wooly Mammoth with 918 spots, T-Rex with 156 spots and the Stegosaurus with 117 spots. These lots are an ideal place to begin and end a carpool, and the Wooly Mammoth lots are where most skiers tend to meet up. The address of that lot is 18560 US Hwy 40, Golden CO 80401. The lots are state owned (on CDOT right-of-way), but patrolled by the Jefferson County Sheriff Department.
There are occasional car break-ins so be aware of what you leave in your car. Overnight parking is allowed. There is no formal limit to how many nights you can park there, but the patrol does take note of cars that have been there an extended period and might be abandoned.
The Wooly Mammoth is the large, newer lot and has plenty of lighting. The T-Rex has no lighting at all so is not ideal for nighttime use.
RESORT/TOWN CARPOOL INCENTIVES
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Carpool with four or more, take them all to the ticket window (even if some of them have passes) and save approximately 20% on lift tickets – lift ticket price $59.
Copper Mountain Resort
Copper Mountain has two free lots for guests who choose to carpool. Free parking and the proximity to the lifts are just a few reasons to arrive with friends and family in your vehicle. 1) Chapel Lot requires a minimum of four people per vehicle. Blackout dates are from 12/24/12 to 1/5/13. 2) Triple Treat requires a minimum of three people per vehicle. Please note that there are no services (buses, etc.) from this lot and a Season Pass or valid lift ticket must be presented when you arrive. There are no blackout dates for Triple Treat.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Drive up with 4 or more people in your vehicle and receive a $5 discount at the above lots! Click here for more detailed parking info.
Keystone has a new carpool incentive program that encourages skiers and riders to drive together to Keystone. Skiers and riders who arrive at Keystone Resort with four or more people in a car will be able to park in a premier parking section in Keystone’s Montezuma Parking Lot which is a short walk to the new River Run Gondola. Carpool parking is limited and first come, first serve.
Town of Breckenridge
Click here for parking tips in Breckenridge. Parking is free after 3pm in Breckenridge. The Town of Breckenridge is partnering with local businesses to offer deals to visitors after 3pm. Click here to download the free mobile app to get the latest deals.
Town of Vail
Parking tips for Vail visitors are here. On your mobile device, get real time Parking Updates at m.vail.com and receive text alerts on your mobile phone for tips on where to park. Also check vaileventparking.com for a calendar for free skier parking at Donovan Park as well as the Nordic Center. Parking is free after 3:00 in Vail.