Car or no car in Aspen/Snowmass?
October 16, 2012 3:38 PM Subscribe
Should I ditch my car for the winter while working in Snowmass Village?
posted by efalk to Travel & Transportation around Aspen, CO (5 answers total)
I have a car, am planning on driving it to Colorado (Aspen/Snowmass) for winter employment, but am just now considering leaving the car and flying in, leaving me on bus service. How good/bad idea an idea would be going carless for the winter? My car is in reasonable shape, but has been prone to troubles over the past 2 years, but should be good to go for the trip. Also, it is a front wheel drive civic, so driving in the snow is challenging even in Oregon's small snowfall amounts. I've been carless as an adult previously, so I have some experience with this.
I do generally LOVE driving, but i'm worried somewhat that it will be a waste of energy/money (parking possibly at $75 a month versus leaving it for free with relatives in Oregon) having my vehicle out there.
Going carless would be entirely contingent on obtaining housing in the Aspen area which may happen, however I may be forced to commute from Basalt or even Carbondale, which would make relying on the bus system less attractive.