Ski resorts provide shuttles |

Ski resorts provide shuttles

Michael Schneider

Buses are a preferred method of transport for large numbers of skiers and snowboarders who frequent South Shores two ski resorts.

Both Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly Ski Resort have contracts with Area Transit Management to provide complimentary bus services to their resorts.

“We move a lot of people every year,” said Monica Bandows, director of marketing at Heavenly. Heavenly employees 14 buses to cart patrons to its slopes.

While Sierra follows a fixed schedule of bus stops on South Shore, Heavenly’s buses stop at fixed stops every 20 minutes.

Sierra offers rides to patrons from Placerville for $10. Rides to the resort from Strawberry on the Sierra Nevada’s West Slope cost $5.

Bandows said Heavenly provided rides for more than 300,000 skiers and boarders last year – about 40 percent of its visitors.

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