Transit service to be scaled back
The city of Aspen will transition to its spring off-season transit schedule this month.
The changes include reduced hours, free parking on Saturdays, a halt on seasonal shuttles and free late-night taxi services. The changes are listed below.
Aspen free shuttles, Monday-Saturday, April 9 to June 15:
• The Castle Maroon, Cemetery Lane, Hunter Creek and Mountain Valley routes will operate from approximately 7 a.m. to midnight.
• The Burlingame/Highway 82 route will operate daily from 6:15 a.m. to 11:55 p.m., with service hourly.
Sundays, April 22 to June 15:
• Castle Maroon, Cemetery Lane, Hunter Creek and Mountain Valley routes will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Burlingame/Highway 82 route will operate daily from 6:15 a.m. to 11:55 p.m., with service hourly.
Park in downtown Aspen for free on Saturdays, beginning April 14. Paid parking remains in effect Monday through Friday. Sundays are always free.
Seasonal shuttles ending in April:
• The Cross Town and Galena Street shuttles end for the season on April 15.
• The Highlands direct shuttle ends for the season on April 22. Maroon Creek Road will be served via the Castle Maroon route in the spring, summer and fall.
Late-night taxi service will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. High Mountain Taxi will provide free late-night service from Rubey Park to any city of Aspen bus stop on Fridays and Saturdays during the spring season. Service will be available at 12:30 a.m., 1 a.m., 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m.
Easter service at Aspen Mtn.
The Aspen Chapel will hold two services on Easter Sunday, April 8, with the first one being the sunrise service at the top of Aspen Mountain at 8:30 a.m.
The service will be led by Rev. Gregg Anderson, with music by Jan Garrett, JD Martin, Ellen Stapenhorst and Mack Bailey. The Sundeck restaurant will have breakfast available for purchase from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and following the service until 10:30 a.m.
The Aspen Skiing Co. is offering reduced rate foot passenger lift tickets and valid ski passes will be honored. Suggested donations of $10 will be accepted to help cover costs of the mountaintop service.
At 10:30 a.m., the Easter celebration moves to the Aspen Chapel. The service will be led by Rev. Gregg Anderson, with music by Mack Bailey, Ellen Stapenhorst and chapel music director Susan Nicholson. Elaine Bonds and Kids for Kids have planned a children’s celebration, which includes Easter crafting activities and an Easter egg hunt. The nursery is available. A reception will follow the service.
For more information call 970-925-7184, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .