Ride the bus. Hit the slopes.


Due to COVID-19 BATA has decided not to offer its Ski-n-Ride service for the 2022 ski season. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to offer it again when it is safe to do so.



You love to ski, snowboard, or tube. But chances are, you don’t always love driving to the hill. 

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That’s where BATA comes in.


Our Ski-n-Ride program makes transportation easier for everyone who loves the snow – students, families, area visitors, and more. The Ski-n-Ride program is offered to and from the area’s most popular ski and snowboarding venues, including Crystal Mountain, The Homestead, Mt. Holiday, Timber Ridge, and Hickory Hills.


Individual Resort/Hill Pages are listed on the left side of the page. 


Ski-n-Ride Discounts


Some of our resort partners are giving discounts on lift tickets and food just for riding BATA to the slopes. Show your BATA pass, fare card, or transfer ticket and save.



Crystal Mountain

Take the public bus to Crystal Mountain! This ski resort features 50 downhill slopes for skiing and riding, group and private ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults, over 30km of multi-use trail for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-tire biking, dining, shopping, and the award-winning Crystal Spa. BATA is proud to offer public transportation to Crystal Mountain. 


For information about conditions, hours of operation, and lift tickets, visit crystalmountain.com/snow.


The Homestead

With surface lifts, chair lifts, 15 unique runs, a terrain park, and miles of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, outdoor enthusiasts will find something to love about The Homestead. For public transportation to The Homestead, count on BATA!


Discount: Show your BATA Pass or receipt displaying you took the public bus to The Homestead for a discounted Lift Ticket. 


Mt. Holiday

BATA offers easy public transportation to Mt. Holiday! This family-friendly ski hill offers lessons, rentals, terrain parks, aerial lifts, surface lifts, snow tubing, 12 beginner-to intermediate runs, two new glade runs, and a zipline. If you’re looking to take your ski and snowboard skills to the next level, try the Flight School and Freestyle Fridays at the Mt. Holiday Terrain Park.


When you take our public bus to Mt. Holiday, you can enjoy a discount on your lift ticket!


Discount: Receive a discounted lift ticket by presenting your BATA pass or receipt at Guest Services. Students riding BATA can purchase a discounted annual ski pass or get a special student rate on lift tickets and rentals Tuesday – Thursday by showing their BATA Pass or receipt at Guest Services.


Timber Ridge

Looking for public transportation to Timber Ridge? BATA can help with that! Featuring skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, Timber Ridge is a great place to spend a snowy day!


Hop on the public bus to Timber Ridge and enjoy winter in style.