Headed into the mountain for some fun? Enjoy! But know that thousands of your not-so-closest friends are planning to do the same on any given weekend or holiday, creating bumper-to-bumper-to-bumper traffic. That’s why the Colorado Department of Transportation has teamed with I-70 corridor businesses and communities to get you off the highway during peak times.
Check out GoI70.com, which lists real-time road info, travel forecasts and, of course our favorite, deals and discounts during high traffic periods. The idea is that these specials will encourage you to stick around ski country a bit longer or pull off at some of the major exits to lessen traffic.
We explored the site and found $5 hot tub happy hour at the Breckenridge Recreation Center, a $5 ski wax, 50% off ski and board rentals, freebies at the Outlets at Silverthorne and discounts on lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment in Silverthorne, Dillon, Breckenridge, Winter Park and more. Almost all the deals are for Saturday and Sunday only, typically after 4 p.m.