Mountain Line and Arizona Snowbowl Build on Mountain Express Success

Mountain Express - Snowbowl

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (December 18, 2017) – Mountain Line and Arizona Snowbowl are enhancing the Mountain Express program for the 2017-2018 season, adding service days and pick up locations, and making the timing more convenient.

Now entering its third year of service, Mountain Express will continue to be free of charge to all passengers. This year, the route will begin and terminate at the DoubleTree by Hilton on West Route 66, with service to the Hart Prairie Lodge via the Mountain Line Downtown Connection Center on Phoenix Ave., between Milton Rd. and Beaver St. and the Fort Valley Parking Area at Highway 180 and Snowbowl Rd. Service dates and times include:

Daily December 26-Jan. 7 and Saturdays and Sundays in January and February:

  • 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. departures from the DoubleTree
  • 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. departures from the Downtown Connection Center
  • Continual service between the Fort Valley Parking Area and Hart Prairie Lodge from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. departures from Hart Prairie Lodge to the Fort Valley Parking Area only
  • 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. departures from Hart Prairie Lodge to the Fort Valley Parking Area, Downtown Connection Center, and the DoubleTree

Fridays in January and February

  • 8:15 a.m. departure from the DoubleTree
  • 8:30 a.m. departure from the Downtown Connection Center
  • Second departure from the Downtown Connection Center only at 12 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. departure from Hart Prairie Lodge to the Fort Valley Parking Area, Downtown Connection Center, and the DoubleTree

Additional information can be found at www.mountainline.az.gov/mountainexpress. 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.

“Transit is a vital part of the solution to Highway 180 gridlock, and every year that Arizona Snowbowl grows this program, it deepens our collective commitment to reducing cars in this corridor,” said NAIPTA CEO & General Manager Jeff Meilbeck. “Our agency is working this winter to develop a Highway 180 Implementation Plan that will build on the success of Mountain Express and bring recommendations for long-term congestion reduction.”

“Arizona Snowbowl strives to help mitigate traffic issues, and by making Mountain Express fare-free and expanding the service schedule, we are taking positive steps in the right direction,” said Arizona Snowbowl General Manager J.R. Murray.

The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is the transit agency in northern Arizona operating the Mountain Line, Mountain Lift and Mountain Link systems in Flagstaff.  NAIPTA also coordinates services with Campus Shuttle Service at Northern Arizona University.