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i-70 trafficNow that the snow is consistently falling and you can hear the snow guns whistling off in the distance, you know the ski season is about to begin. The Colorado ski season is known for its powder-packed winters and massive world-renown ski resorts. The crown jewel of the Colorado ski season has to be Summit and Eagle counties, which boasts seven different resorts all with in about 50 miles of each other. Each of these resorts produces over three hundred inches of snow annually. This excitement and severe weather, combined with I-70 (the main road to the mountains) is known for creating a snafu of epic proportions.

Traffic conditions on I-70 can create delays and road closures ranging from an hour to up to a full day, depending on weather and accident forecasts. This can throw a wrench in just about anyone’s travel plans, so here are some tips for efficient travel to make sure you arrive before the powder gets turned out.

i70trafficFor those trusting themselves to brave the icy winter road, you will want to stay vigilant when leaving the Denver metro area so you can avoid I-70 traffic if needed. Some of the best alternate routes for efficient travel to the area is to take US-285. For those who only see traffic at the Eisenhower – Johnson Tunnels, you can bypass this traffic by rerouting over Loveland Pass (exit 216 when headed west). For those who may feel uneasy about the conditions you are likely to experience, you can always trust the professionals to drive and route you up to the mountains in the safest and most professional manner possible. Peak 1 Express is one of the fan favorites, providing transit in state-of-the-art Mercedes Sprinters or fully-loaded Chevy Suburban’s with the lowest price point for the area.

For more information on how to book your safe shuttle ride to mountains or the most efficient travel route to take for the day, feel free to give us a call at (855) GO-PEAK1. We hope you enjoyed your summer and we will see you when the lift chairs begin cranking!