North Central RTD, the Blue Bus, provides seasonal service to and from three ski resorts in New Mexico. Ski bus service is fare free and has air filtration systems equipped with Proair HEPA-3 filters to keep the air clean and mountain fresh.
The Blue Bus offers service to ski areas during the winter season, which typically runs November through April. Service is provided to Ski Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, Taos Ski Valley and Red River Ski Area in Taos County.
For a better-connected North Central New Mexico, the Blue Bus makes connections with other routes across over 10,000 square miles.
Santa Fe County
The 255 Mountain Trail route operates 365 days a year, with winter service typically running November through April and nonwinter service typically running April through November. Providing service from the South Capitol Rail Runner Station to areas throughout Downtown Santa Fe, up Hyde Park Road, with a stop at Ten Thousand Waves, trailheads in the Santa Fe National Forest and to Ski Santa Fe.
The Blue Bus will start service from the town of Taos to Taos Ski Valley during the winter ski season. Call us to confirm service.
The 341 TSV Green route operates seasonal winter service, typically running from December to March. Providing fare-free service through the Town of Taos, El Prado, Arroyo Seco, Valdez to the Village of Taos Ski Valley.
The 310 Red River route provides fare-free service to and from Questa and Red River Ski Area. The 310 Red River route has been temporarily suspended due to staffing shortages and hiring challenges, if you would like to apply as a driver, please send in an application.
Frequenty Asked Questions
Where Is My Ski Bus?
You can track the Blue Bus using a web browser or the MyStop app. Download the Blue Bus Tracker app MyStop to conveniently track the bus and plan your travel.
Where Can I Find Traffic and Road Closure Information?
NMDOT provides current road and weather conditions.
How Do I Ride the Ski Bus?
Arrive at the bus stop early, all our stops are marked with a sign and stop number to help you figure out your location. Timetables may change every season, so double check the schedule on our website. Stand near the bus stop sign or shelter so the bus driver can see you. When the bus arrives, read the bus number displayed above the windshield to ensure you board the correct bus. To exit the bus, notify the driver you want to exit by pulling the stop request cord that runs along the upper part of the bus windows or push the stop request button.
If you’re not sure where the bus is going where you need to go, you can always ask the driver.
For trip planning, download the MyStop app to track the bus, get service updates, and more. Downloading this in advance will help you have the tools you need. For those who may lose cell service while at the ski area, consider taking a screenshot of the timetable with your mobile phone in advance.
For additional questions, give us a call at 866-206-0754 ext. 1.
Where Should I Park?
Park and Ride locations are available at several locations in Santa Fe and Taos. Keep your vehicle and belongings safe by locking your doors and keeping valuables out of sight.
Santa Fe – South Capitol Station is one of the most popular lots. Visit the NMDOT website for a full list of NM Park and Ride locations in the state. Or check the City of Santa Fe website for parking locations in Santa Fe.
Taos – Kit Carson Park, Loretto, KTAOS, and more. Visit the town of Taos website for more information on parking locations in Taos.