Reservations are required.
GUARANTEE YOUR RIDE
Ensure your spot on the shuttle with the Cottonwood Connect
- Reservations are required to ride the Cottonwood Connect
- Cost is $10 per rider, one way.
- Please follow canyon travel conditions on the UDOT sites (X, Instagram) to ensure service/accessibiltiy to the canyons.
- Driver Provider will notify booked riders of schedule changes, if necessary.
- Morning departure times are:
- Fridays: 8:00 am
- Saturdays & Sundays:
- Sandy A, 7:00 am
- Midvale, Cottonwood, and Sandy B 7:00 am and 8:00 am
- Midvale and Sandy A 7:00 am
- Cottonwood and Sandy B 7:00 am and 8:00 am
- Return times are
- Fridays: 4:30 pm
- Saturdays & Sundays:
- Sandy A, 4:30 pm
- Midvale, Cottonwood, and Sandy B 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm
- Midvale and Sandy A 4:30 pm
- Cottonwood and Sandy B 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm<
- See the route list below and schedule information in the reservation link to check availability.
- Reservations are first come, first served
Questions? See the FAQ or contact Driver Provider
Dates of Service
December 22-Jan 1 and then Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays through on April 14, 2024. Reservations are required through the online portal. Check out other ski transportation options for middle of the week ski transportation.
Click on stop locations for a map of the exact place for pick-up and drop-off.
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Cottonwood Connect FAQs
When should I arrive?
We recommend arriving at the shuttle stop approx. 5 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Please note, that due to traffic and weather the shuttles may be delayed.
What if there is a road closure?
Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon may have delayed road openings, early closures, or complete road closures for the day. Accordingly, we may have to delay or cancel the shuttle on short notice. In the event of cancelation, you will receive a text message to the phone number you include in your reservation details.Guests can either reschedule for free or choose a 100% refund.
Who runs Cottonwood Connect?
The Driver Provider is the operator of the Cottonwood Connect in partnership with: Salt Lake County, Visit Salt Lake, UTA (Utah Transit Authority), UDOT (Utah Department of Transportation), and the resorts Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude.
What are the benefits of riding the Cottonwood Connect?
When you ride the Cottonwood Connect you take the stress out of getting to the slopes. Winter driving conditions will be handled by a driving professional, parking at the resorts is not necessary, and you will help reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and make everyone's day a little better.
How much does it cost?
Rides are $10 one-way or $20 for a round-trip.
How do I make a reservation? Does it sell out?
Reservations are required through our online booking portal. To ensure your ride, especially on holiday weekends, make a reservation early. When you book early online you guarantee your spot on the shuttle.Book Online
What days and times does it run?
The shuttle runs December 22, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024 and then Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until April 14, 2024. There will also be service on Monday holidays: January 15 and February 19, 2024.
Morning departures from the valley stops for Big Cottonwood Canyon (Brighton and Solitude) are: 7:00, 8:00, 9:30 and 10:30 am
Morning departures from the valley stops for Little Cottonwood Canyon (Alta and Snowbird) are: 7:00 and 8:00 am
Afternoon departures from Brighton and Solitude are 2:00, 2:30, 4:30, and 5:00 pm
Afternoon departures from Alta and Snowbird are 2:30 and 4:30 pm
Where do I catch Cottonwood Connect for Snowbird or Alta?
The Cottonwood Connect to Snowbird and Alta has stops at the following hotels and UTA park and ride locations:
Fairfield by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hyatt Place, Residence Inn Cottonwood, Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott Sandy, Residence Inn by Marriott, Hyatt House, 9400 S. Highland UTA stopView Routes
Where do I catch Cottonwood Connect for Brighton or Solitude?
Does it service downtown Salt Lake City?
Unfortunately the Cottonwood Connect does not have any pick-up locations in downtown Salt Lake City. You can still take the Cottonwood Connect up to the resorts, but you will need to take an Uber, Lyft, or UTA bus to the pick-up locations.View Pick-Up Locations
Can it take me from Park City to Alta or Snowbird?
There is no direct connection from Park City to the Cottonwood Connect routes. Your best option from Park City is to book a private shuttle through one of the local shuttle companies, or if you are comfortable driving in winter weather you can rent a car, just make sure it meets Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)’s Traction Law requirements.Browse Transportation Options
Can I cancel my request?
If cancelled with at least 48-hours of advance notice guests will receive a 100% refund. Pick-up times and locations may be modified within the 48-hour cancellation period if seats are available. Contact The Driver Provider at 435-658-9700 or email email@example.com for cancellation.
Can I change my itinerary?
Guests can reschedule for free with at least 48-hours notice. Login to the Cottonwood Connect page and select “My Bookings” from the menu. Enter your confirmation number and Last name to access the portal. Within 48-hours, contact The Driver Provider at 435-658-9700 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
Who runs the Cottonwood Connect operations?
Day to day operations of the Cottonwood Connect are run by The Driver Provider. If you have questions about the schedule or cancellations you will need to contact them at 435-658-9700 or by email email@example.com
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Check out resources from Utah Department of Transportation for regularly updated road conditions, live traffic cameras, and travel tips. UDOT has plenty of experience dealing with the mountains of snow and snow in the mountains. Get live canyon updates and information on:
Cottonwood Canyon Road updates: https://cottonwoodcanyons.udot.utah.gov
For questions specific to the Cottonwood Connect shuttle service, contact Driver Provider