JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It’s time again for the Commuter Choice Challenge—a call to all Village-bound skiers and others to utilize alternative modes of transportation.
UPDATE 12/21 : In an effort to decrease traffic on the Village Road this holiday season, there will be a small increase in parking prices at village lots. The Ranch Lot will be $15 and all other village lots will be $30. Carpools (3 or more passengers) will still be free. This will be in effect from December 20th – January 5th ~ Teton Village Association.
The Commuter Choice Challenge (Holiday Edition) is a partnership project between Teton Village Association (TVA) and Friends of Pathways. From December 20 to January 5, 2018, commuters who log their trips using alternative transportation such as biking, ride sharing, and riding the bus will be entered to win free skiing and other fabulous prizes. One lucky grand prize winner will receive two VIP tickets to both Rendezvous concerts next spring on March 16 and 17, 2018.
In addition to a chance for prizes, the real benefit is, like, free valet service right to the Tram. And consider yourself part f the solution to reduce traffic. Just park at Stilson and ride the bus to the base of the Tram in Teton Village for free—all season long.
TVA supports START Bus and pays for additional shuttles to provide frequent and free service from the Teton Village Transit Center (Stilson) at the corner of Highways 390 and 22. The START Bus and Alltrans shuttles depart Stilson for Teton Village every 30 minutes between 6:15am and 8:15am, and make the return trip at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30pm from the base of the Tram in Teton Village.
From December 23 to January 5, 2018, TVA has contracted extra Alltrans shuttles at 8:45 and 9:15am from Stilson to Teton Village, and 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00pm from Teton Village to Stilson to make it even easier to ride a bus.
TVA would rather you didn’t pay for parking and instead would ride the bus for free. “By not driving to Teton Village, you are reducing your environmental impact and doing the right thing for wildlife and our neighbors” said Melissa Turley, TVA executive director.
Teton Rideshare is a useful commuting tool with an app that connects riders and drivers who are commuting to and from Teton Village at similar times. Whether coming up the canyon, over the pass, or in from town, riders and drivers can find each and hook up their commutes. Incentives for participants currently in place provide cash for riders and drivers who schedule carpools, and all riders can ride for free to encourage use of the app.
TVA is required to charge for winter parking in order to promote alternative forms of transportation as part of its transportation demand management program. Winter daily parking rates are $20 for the close-in parking lots, and $10 for the Ranch lot.
Peak pricing will be in effect from December 20, 2017 to January 5, 2018 to further encourage multiple occupancy vehicles. During this time period, fees increase to $30 for the close-in parking lots, and $15 for the Ranch parking lot. Carpools with three or more passengers park free in the Ranch parking lot, and parking at Stilson is free. The money collected from paid parking in Teton Village supports efforts to reduce cars on our roads.