Expansions to the free service include daily evening transportation between the two valleys, additional operations in Alpine Meadows, and more
Mountaineer, the service that offers free, convenient winter transportation in Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, will add new service routes and expand its operating schedule for the 2022-23 winter season. For the first time, daily evening service between Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, four-day per week operations in Alpine Meadows, and service in Olympic Valley until 2 am on New Year’s Eve and during WinterWonderGrass will be available, giving residents and resort guests more options to get around the Palisades Tahoe resort community without their car.
“For those who visit or live in Olympic Valley or Alpine Meadows, Mountaineer continues to be a popular, convenient way to get around that is good for the environment. By adding new service options, we hope to give Mountaineer users even more incentive to leave their cars behind – whether they’re hitting the slopes, or going out for dinner, drinks or shopping.”
– said Joy Doyle, Mountaineer executive director. “
This winter, Mountaineer will operate its nine-passenger, dog-friendly vans equipped with ski/snowboard racks during the following operating schedule from December 9, 2022, through April 9, 2023:
- Daily in Olympic Valley from 7 am to 10:30 pm, with service until 2 am on New Year’s Eve and during WinterWonderGrass (March 31-April 2, 2023)
- Friday through Monday and additional dates* in Alpine Meadows from 7 am to 5 pm.
- Daily between Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows from 5 pm to 10:30 pm.
Passengers can request rides through the Mountaineer app, free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Inter-valley transportation will be provided between the two Palisades Tahoe base areas by the new Base to Base Gondola, scheduled daily from 9 am to 4 pm this winter.
Placer County will continue to offer TART Connect free on-demand transportation in North Lake Tahoe this winter with Friday and Saturday service between Olympic Valley and Tahoe City and between River Ranch and Tahoe City from 6 pm to 11 pm. Rides can be requested through the free TART Connect app, with these routes operating between December 15, 2022, and April 9, 2023.
“It’s exciting to see the adoption of micro-transit services embraced by our regions’ guests and residents, and Mountaineer, the first in the Tahoe area, continue to expand.”
– Dee Byrne, Palisades Tahoe president and COO
Since its inception in December 2018, Mountaineer has taken over 33,000 cars off the road, and reduced Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by over 54,000 miles. Learn more about Mountaineer at www.MountaineerTransit.org.
* Additional dates of operation within Alpine Meadows: Dec. 20-22, Dec. 27-29, 2022, and Feb. 19-23, 2023.