Skiers and snowboarders in Aspen don’t have to worry about transportation to the slopes any longer… not with the brand-new uberSki in play.
What is uberSki?
The new service, run by Uber — the ride-sharing service we’ve all heard so much about (and many of us have used) — can deliver a driver to anyone who’s ready to hit the slopes.
According to Aspen Times,
Like the original, riders can request a driver using their Uber app. Drivers are equipped for at least four passengers, and have special racks for their gear. Drivers with large enough trunk space to store gear without crowding passengers can also sign up. Users can select regular uberSKI drivers, or go for the upgraded Black service. On top of the regular fees to use the app, a $6 charge is added for uberSKI.
Zipcar did something similar in Breckenridge. According to Aspen Times,
Zipcar, a similar car sharing program, started in Breckenridge started in Breckenridge on Dec. 1. Six cars are parked throughout the town, allowing people to rent them hourly, or by the day. The company’s website for Breck says that all of the vehicles in the town are “mountain-ready,” with ski racks and bike racks.
Zipcar was another step for the town trying to take more cars off the road to help parking and traffic congestion. Patterson said that for locals, the app is a convenient way to avoid parking hassles in town or at the resorts. Michael said it can also help to keep drivers off the road that shouldn’t be driving.
“It’s keeping a lot of people off the road that don’t need to be there,” he said. “Every trip that we do is one less car in the parking lot.”
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