December 19, 2018

Reduce, Reuse, CARPOOL

Something special is waiting for you and your friends this season.

And it’s more than perfect snow at Alta.

It’s prime parking spots at the Wildcat Base parking lot. And you and your crew are going to want to get in on the action.

It’s that easy. Coordinate with your ski friends in the morning instead of coordinating what time you’re all meeting for après. Drive up with three of your ski buddies and stroll right to the lifts.

“This has been a long-time discussion both internally and externally with transportation partners as options have been surveyed, studied and tested. Alta’s parking crew has been hard at work providing premium designated parking spots to carpoolers with 3+ people per vehicle,” says the Alta Environmental Center.

Still need convincing to give the Alta carpooling program a try? We’ve got the top three reasons for you other than the prime parking.

Alta Environmental Center

1. Carpooling Helps the Environment

 

Let’s start with the most important reason. Carpooling helps cut down the number of cars in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Fewer cars mean there is less carbon and gasses getting into the air. It’s a small piece to a big problem but every little bit helps.

2. Carpooling Helps Save You Money

We all like a rather expensive sport. Wouldn’t it be great to pocket some extra cash for the latest gear? Well you can save money on gas by divvying up the gas fees among your carpooling friends. The more people you have, the more you save. And you’re also saving money on vehicle maintenance by rotating cars every week. Less damage to your car going up and down canyon every day.

3. Carpooling Helps You Make New Friends

It’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests.

Put out the call on social media. Use the hashtag #DiscoverAlta on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and find people who love skiing the best mountain and helping the environment.

For more information about the new program read the Alta Environmental Center newsletter

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