Uber, schmuber…get around town with these shuttle services
“’Round, ‘round get around, I get around…” With apologies to the Beach Boys, your options for getting around Steamboat are now better than ever, with a smattering of private shuttle van companies gearing up to get you where you need to go. While lodge shuttles and the city’s free bus system are still a great way to bar- restaurant- and ski-hop, this clan of vans adds even more moveable options to the local transport scene.
Peak Private Transport
Owned by longtime “almost a local” entrepreneur Gardner Flanigan, Peak Private Transport offers safe, professional, and personal transportation in a private Ford HD XLT Transit Van that seats 10 passengers in winter and 14 in summer—without the incessant stops of shared shuttles. Set your own time, choose your own pick-up and drop-off points and travel with just your group. The rig is fully equipped for winter with all-wheel drive, snow tires, comfortable seats, and luggage space for ski bags. Whether it’s to/from Hayden Airport, a trip to Denver, another mountain town or local service around town, its goal is to make your travels a breeze. Plus, you might get Gardner himself at the helm, which is worth every penny. www.peakprivatetransport.com
Easy Street Rides
Fresh from selling breakfast hotspot Freshies, Scott and Kristy Fox are now using their new van to shuttle people as fast as they did their breakfast vittles with their new shuttle service Easy Street Rides. With over 40 years in the local hospitality business, Easy Street serves up professional, carefree and personal transportation to and from the Hayden airport and around town. “Hospitality is in our wheelhouse,” says Scott, touting their new spacious, comfortable, buffed-out Sprinter van complete with Scott’s playlist of rockin’ tunes and more. “Our mission is to provide safe, affordable ride service throughout the Yampa Valley. We’ll get you where you need to go.” Bonus: Listening to Scott’s playlist. www.easystreetrides.com
Got a big, big group in need of a shuttle (and some facial hair? Bustache, which can accommodate up to 50 people per private bus, is a great option for wedding transportation, charter bus services, special events, group brewery tours and more, with services to events within a 90-0mile radius of Steamboat. Leave directions, carpooling and other logistics to them. “Life’s not just about the destination,” it proudly states. “It’s about having maximum fun on the journey there.” www.thebustache.com
Go Alpine Taxi
Go Alpine Taxi announces the return of its in-town transport service, citing a growing demand for reliable nighttime transport in town. “We recognize the importance of offering flexible solutions to meet the unique needs of the destination’s valued customers, and we are pleased to fill a gap in local on-call services,” says COO Tasha Cifuentes. Operating as Steamboat Express, the stopped its local taxi service last year to re-evaluate it, while continuing its airport and Denver service. But now it’s back, rolling strong, available upon request from 6 p.m.-midnight seven days per week, within city limits ($5 per person and $2 per mile).
It also continues its daily ride share or private vehicle service to/from both the Hayden and Denver airports, charter service and wedding and other group transportation needs. www.goalpinetaxi.com