While I definitely prefer the luxury of driving my own car, I do think it's important more of us take the bus to the ski resorts. Plenty of people want to, but there isn't enough room. I went on a bit of a rant on social media documenting the ski bus situation. Weekdays and non peak hours, the bus isn't bad... but on holidays and weekends, it's miserable! Last year was bad, and then this year they took away HALF of our ski buses, and an entire route! They blame it on a driver shortage. I say pay the drivers more or have less buses in areas that aren't as busy if that is truly the case. During the 2022 Christmas holiday people were waiting for 3+ hours for a bus that should be coming every 30 minutes. Last year the buses came every 15 minutes. The reason people were waiting so long is because the buses were too full to keep picking people up. There were so many people that wanted to ride the bus who turned away and went up the canyon in their car, which makes traffic horrendous. I'm doing what I can to spread the word. I think it's unacceptable for our cities not to have more ski buses.
As a side note, if you are moving here and need to rely public transportation everywhere you go... you need to plan buying along a bus line. Park City has a fantastic bus system, and paved trails for the tourists, and residents. Neighborhoods along the Wasatch Front, do not have a lot of great options for public transportation. It's hard to not have a car in most parts of Utah, but we do have a light rail and bus system that helps in certain areas.