A round trip from Denver to Silverthorne can cost $75 and results in more than 110 pounds of carbon dioxide. Whether you want to save money or save our environment, there's no reason not to carpool to the mountains! Check out one of the great rideshare services and meet up spots below.

RIDESHARE SERVICES

Gondola App
App release to the public is currently on hold, pending legislative decision regarding carpool app's classification and applicable licensing/fee criteria

Gondola provides a cost-effective option for getting to the mountains without owning a car. Use Gondola to find a driver going to your desired resort destination, set a meet up spot and go. You can view detailed user profiles including reviews from past rides for both riders and drivers, and their in-app messaging makes communication seamless.

Lyft
Lyft has expanded their rideshare service to the Rocky Mountains, including Summit County, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Snowmass, Winter Park and Steamboat Springs.

TreadShare
App release to the public is currently on hold, pending legislative decision regarding carpool app's classification and applicable licensing/fee criteria.

Make friends and save money with TreadShare, the ridesharing app made for Colorado. Reduce your costs by driving passengers along your route, or find an affordable ride with others heading in the same direction. Together, let's decrease traffic and pollution to protect our mountains! Now available on both iTunes and in the Google Play store.

Uber and UberSki
UberSki offers service in Summit & Eagle Counties.

SkiCarpool
A successful long-running service that facilitates carpooling to Colorado resorts through their website. In addition to saving some money, decreasing your collective carbon footprint, and relieving I-70 congestion, you might even make some new riding friends along the way. Make friends, not traffic!

 

CARPOOL PARKING

Dinosaur Lots in Golden
The Dinosaur Lots are an ideal place to begin and end a carpool.  Located at the Morrison exit (#259) and I-70, on the west side of Denver. (ADDRESS FOR MAPPING:18560 US Hwy 40, Golden CO 80401 ). Overnight parking IS allowed.

There are three separate lots. The Woolly Mammoth is the large, newer lot and has plenty of lighting. Woolly Mammoth Lot with 918 spots is where most skiers tend to meet up. The T-Rex Lot has 156 spots and the Stegosaurus has 117 spots. The T-Rex has no lighting at all so is not ideal for nighttime use.  There are occasional car break-ins so be aware of what you leave in your car.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Park for free in one of the first 200 paid parking spaces in Early Riser lot with four or more people in a vehicle

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Drive up with four or more people in your vehicle and receive a $5 discount at any of their pay lots.

Keystone Resort
Skiers and riders who arrive with four or more people in a car can park in a premier parking section in Keystone’s River Run Free Lot which is a short walk to the River Run Gondola.  Carpool parking is limited and first come, first serve.

Town of Vail
Get real-time parking updates via your mobile device at www.vailparkingcounts.com. Also, check vaileventparking.com for a calendar for free skier parking at Donovan Park. Parking is free for Vail parking garage entries after 3:00 pm.

Avon
Avon has over 200 free parking spaces that grant access to restaurants, shopping, the Eagle River, and the free Riverfront Express Gondola which connects Avon to Beaver Creek Resort during the winter season.


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