March 1, 2018

Stay Late & Save is giving mountain visitors good reason to skip the weekend eastbound rush and instead spend extra time having fun in the mountains. Two for one appetizers, 33% off Sunday lodging at Copper Mountain Resort, and a free late Sunday hotel checkout in Vail are just some of the deals offered by the 150+ participating businesses. These Peak Time Deals are found at and are searchable by location and type of deal.  Stay late, avoid the jam, and save!

Your Weekend Travel Forecast:
The weather is predicted to be dry along the I-70 mountain corridor through Saturday but periods of moderate to heavy snow is forecasted for Sunday.

Friday WB – Some slowing due to congestion is possible 4:00-7:00 p.m. 

Saturday WB – Moderate to heavy traffic is likely from 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. with the peak delays occurring around 8:00 a.m.  Last year travelers experienced 40 minutes of extra travel time between C470 and Frisco.

Sunday WB – There were 10 minute delays between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on this day last year. Snowy conditions could further slow travel.

Saturday EB- While the volume of traffic is not expected to be significant, avoid the 2:30-6:00 p.m. timeframe just in case. 

Sunday EB –Plan to avoid the 11:00 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. timeframe. Last year traffic was at its heaviest around 4:00 p.m. and resulted in 50 minutes extra travel time.  Snowy weather and roads can have a huge effect on I-70 travel so check the current road conditions at before you head out.

*The Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.