The lift up Grey Mountain at Redesort. Photo: Guy Bertrand

Shuttle service to West Kootenay ski hills resumes this winter

“We are encouraging more destination travellers to book ski holidays to the West Kootenay.”

A popular service to get skiers to where they want to be — the West Kootenay’s ski hills — is starting up again for the season.

“We have confirmed a Spokane airport shuttle, facilitated by Kootenay Gateway Mountain Shuttle, that will run seven days a week, from Dec. 13 to March 29, to safely and affordably get you to where you want to go – skiing in Nelson or Rossland,” says a release by Tourism Rossland. “Or, if you want to head south to shop or explore other destinations, use the shuttle as a local’s means of transportation.”

The service is being supported by the Whitewater Ski Resort, Red Mountain Resort, Tourism Rossland and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. It will be operated by Kootenay Gateway Mountain Shuttle.

The service has been offered for the last seven years, and runs from Nelson and Rossland to the Spokane Airport, during the ski season.

“By making it easier to visit the area, using a shuttle, we are encouraging more destination travellers to book ski holidays to the West Kootenay,” says a news release.

“We have been so pleased with the success of this service and have effectively doubled the number of passengers in the past few years to Nelson and Whitewater,” says Dianna Ducs, executive director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism.

The service will run with no minimum number of passengers required. The price has been reduced to $115 one-way to Spokane or $230 return.

”Departure of up to 2:30 p.m. from the Spokane airport also means that we are able to provide same-day service for more guests,” Ducs said.

An added service between Nelson and Rossland will also be offered to transport skiers between each community. This fee is $79 one-way, and must be booked 48 hours in advance to guarantee a seat.

Booking details will be available soon on the Kootenay Gateway website.

Just Posted

Vipers snap Trail Smoke Eaters’ winning streak

Matt Kowalski scores in overtime as Vernon wins fifth straight BCHL game, 3-2

Hundreds turn out for Singh, NDP candidate rally in Penticton

The messaging was clear, NDP “chooses you”

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Interior Health says the overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.

Castlegar mural defaced with swastika

RCMP do not suspect that the graffiti was the act of a hate group.

How local candidates are using Facebook to advertise directly to you

Liberal campaign is the biggest spender on Facebook ads in South Okanangan–West Kootenay

Spotlight on B.C.: 12 races to watch on Election Day

Black Press Media presents a four-part series into how B.C. will affect the national outcome

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Pot legalization has gone ‘well’, but ‘yellow flags’ on vaping: task force chair

Canada legalized cannabis for non-medical use on Oct. 17, 2018,

ELECTION 2019: Federal leaders hit final 24 hours of campaign

Many leaders remain in B.C. for the final hours of the campaign

Most Read