2019-2020 Mountain Express Season Kicks Off on December 26
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (December 17, 2019) – The fifth season of Mountain Express transit service between downtown Flagstaff and Arizona Snowbowl kicks off on Dec. 26, featuring buses departing downtown about every 20 minutes and the continued park-n-ride at Flagstaff High School.
Mountain Express is a partnership between Arizona Snowbowl and Mountain Line, funded by Arizona Snowbowl and offered free of charge to all passengers. The route begins and terminates at the Mountain Line Downtown Connection Center on Phoenix Ave. All buses will stop at Flagstaff High School on Kendrick St., with a free park-n-ride lot available in the lots east of Kendrick between Hunt and Elm. Mountain Express buses will also stop at Mountain Line’s existing Route 5 stops at the Pioneer Museum (northbound) and Highway 180 and Stevanna (southbound). Before reaching Hart Prairie Lodge, buses also stop at the Fort Valley Parking Area on Highway 180 and Snowbowl Rd. Service dates and times include:
Daily December 26 – January 5, Saturdays & Sundays in January and February (Feb. 29 is last day)
- First bus departs the Downtown Connection Center at 7:30 a.m. and buses depart about every 20 minutes until 4:52 p.m., stopping at Flagstaff High School, Pioneer Museum, Fort Valley Parking Area, and Hart Prairie Lodge.
- First bus departs Hart Prairie Lodge at 8:15 a.m. and buses depart about every 20 minutes until 5:30 p.m., stopping at the Fort Valley Parking Area, Highway 180 & Stevanna, Flagstaff High School and the Downtown Connection Center.
Anyone who boards at the Downtown Connection Center, Flagstaff High School, or Pioneer Museum will receive a $5 Arizona Snowbowl voucher, valid for same-day use.
Visit www.mountainline.az.gov/mountainexpress for additional details and a full schedule. Riders can board at other Mountain Line stops (fare must be paid to board other routes) and connect to the Mountain Express at the Downtown Connection Center. NAU students can ride Route 10 for free to connect to the Mountain Express.
Mountain Line is the transit agency in northern Arizona operating fixed route bus service on nine routes, paratransit service, vanpool, and seasonal Mountain Express service to Arizona Snowbowl.
About Arizona Snowbowl
Founded in 1938 and known for offering the best beginner terrain in the Southwest, Arizona Snowbowl is one of the oldest continually operating ski areas in the country. Located 14 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, on the San Francisco Peaks and on the highest mountain in Arizona (Humphreys Peak at 12,367 feet), Arizona Snowbowl offers 48 lift-served trails and 2,300 vertical feet on 777 acres with eight lifts, four terrain parks and three mountain lodges. With exceptional backcountry access and tree skiing in the winter, Arizona Snowbowl also offers a world-renowned summer scenic chairlift that provides stunning views of the red rocks in Sedona, the cinder cone volcanic field, and the rim of the Grand Canyon. For more information, visit www.ArizonaSnowbowl.com.