2020-2021 Mountain Express Season Kicks Off on December 26
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (December 17, 2020) – This year’s Mountain Express transit service between downtown Flagstaff and Arizona Snowbowl kicks off on Dec. 26, featuring buses departing downtown about every 20 minutes and a free 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 Sullivan 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. Service dates and times include:
Daily December 26 – January 3, Saturdays & Sundays in January and February (Feb. 28 is last day)
- First bus departs the Downtown Connection Center at 7:30 a.m. and buses depart about every 20 minutes until 4:32 p.m., stopping at Flagstaff High School, Pioneer Museum, and Hart Prairie Lodge.
- •First bus departs Hart Prairie Lodge at 8:20 a.m. and buses depart about every 20 minutes until 5:30 p.m., stopping at Highway 180 & Stevanna, Flagstaff High School and the Downtown Connection Center.
Mountain Line’s COVID-19 precautions and procedures will also apply to the Mountain Express service. Face coverings are required on all vehicles and at all stops and the buses will be disinfected each time they return to the Downtown Connection Center. Visit www.mountainline.az.gov/health for full details on Mountain Line’s COVID-19 response.
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.
About Arizona Snowbowl
Situated in the majestic San Francisco Peaks at 9,500 feet and just 14 miles north of Flagstaff, Snowbowl is home to Arizona’s longest ski season. With state-of-the-art snowmaking and 260-inches of annual snowfall, Snowbowl offers the premier winter experience from November through April. New for the 2020/2021 season, Snowbowl is proud to introduce the Arizona Gondola, taking riders up 2,000 feet of vertical in less than half the time of the former lift. Snowbowl is also the ideal summertime destination with on-mountain activities, cool temperatures and stunning views of Sedona’s red rocks, the cinder cone volcanic field and Grand Canyon’s rim. Snowbowl features a variety of dining, lodging, shopping, and continues to enhance its offerings with capital improvements adding year-round activities and infrastructure. Learn more at Snowbowl.ski