This Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, will be the gondola’s last day of operation before closing for more than five weeks of required maintenance. The gondola will reopen for the winter season on Friday, November 20, 2020 and run through Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Each fall and spring the gondola, which connects Mountain Village and Telluride, closes for routine, required safety inspections and maintenance, and a free bus service is offered during this time as an alternative.
The Town of Mountain Village, which owns and operates the gondola, and the San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation are once again partnering to offer free bus service between Mountain Village and Telluride while the gondola is closed.
The buses will run 6:15 a.m.-11:20 p.m. with stops in Lawson Hill and throughout Mountain Village and Telluride. There will also be an express route.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, limited passenger numbers will be loaded and masks are required for all passengers and drivers.
The fall 2020 bus schedule is available below.