Ride the bus. Hit the slopes.  January-March 2023


Your middle school child loves to ski and snowboard after school, but not all parents can taxi their kids at that time.

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That’s where BATA comes in.


Our Ski-n-Ride program makes transportation easier for families to enjoy Hickory Hills after school but before the 'Mom and Dad Uber Service' is available.


BATA will stop at East Middle School, SEAS, and West Middle School on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at approximately 2:45pm to pick up and transport Grand Traverse Ski Club students to Hickory Hills for their assigned times on the slopes.  Non-GTSC students are welcome to join as well, but keep in mind that Hickory Hills opens for the general public at 4pm


Fares are $1.50 each way for students with ID.  Cost saving passes are available and students can pay with their phones.


Parents can pick up their children at Hickory Hills (2000 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684), which closes at 8:30 PM on weekdays.  BATA also offers on-demand ride requests for getting to and from the slopes.  Call 231-941-2324 or visit www.bata.net/linkon-demand to schedule your ride.  On demand fares are $3.00 for students, $6.00 for standard fare.