January 6, 2017

Resorts Reward Carpooling

Most I-70 corridor ski areas offer incentives for their guests to rideshare.  Arapahoe Basin will discount your lift ticket, Copper Mountain and Keystone will give you close-in free parking, and Breckenridge will reduce your parking fee.  Check out all the carpool parking details here.   The Dinosaur Lots at I-70 and the Morrison Exit are THE Front Range meet up spot for skier carpools.  Learn more about the Dinosaur Lots here.

Weekend Travel Forecast
The weather should be dry through Saturday and some snow is expected on Sunday.  Based on this same weekend in recent years, here is what you might expect for traffic patterns this weekend.

Friday WB – There was no traffic congestion on this day over the last three years. 

Saturday WB – As is the typical pattern, traffic will build very quickly starting at 6:00 a.m., be at its heaviest around 8:00 a.m. and will last until Noon.   Last year on this Saturday, heavy traffic caused an additional one hour of travel time.   

Sunday WB - Sunday morning WB traffic is typically lighter than Saturday morning.  There were no delays on this day last year.

Saturday EB- Traffic might build around 2:30 p.m. but delays should be minimal if they occur at all. 

Sunday EB –The past three years, this Sunday saw very minimal delays but snow is in the forecast for the area west of the Eisenhower Tunnel.  It is best to avoid the 2:00 pm-6:00 pm timeframe and check CoTrip.org or CDOT’s app before you travel.  

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.