Colorado Mountain Express: Arrive Comfortably and Confidently to your Mountain Destination
For 35 years, Colorado Mountain Express has set the standard for excellence in ground transportation offering a variety of services and flexible options for guests traveling to the Colorado High Country. Whether it's airport shuttle service or privately chauffeured travel, you'll find it easy to arrange exactly what you need from our fleet of vans, four-wheel drive SUVs, and Mercedes Benz Sprinters.
When you travel with Colorado Mountain Express, be assured that you are in great hands. Some of our professional drivers have driven up and down the I-70 corridor over 1 million miles. All receive extensive trainining, comprised of both classroom and behind the wheel instruction, in mountain conditions.
CME employees exemplify professionalism. Every one of our employees participates in extensive, ongoing training programs to ensure our guests' comfort. Our personable and friendly drivers can be a wonderful resource for local history and information on the resorts' many activities, restaurants, events, and shopping.
Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is making a significant change to its fleet of shuttle vehicles by adding new SULEV Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to its fleet. This addition makes CME’s fleet of passenger Sprinter vans the largest in Colorado. The addition of the new Sprinters will not only decrease CME’s environmental impact, it will also enhance the guest experience.
To ensure these new vehicles could meet CME’s high performance standards, CME put an initial test fleet of 9 Sprinters through 24 months of testing in various applications and seating configurations. CME also took the opportunity to collect and evaluate environmental performance data over the course of the test period.
“We were very excited by what we saw in terms of the performance of this vehicle over the course of the test period,” said Robert Tschupp, CME’s Vice President and General Manager. “CME conducts thorough testing before making any kind of a change, whether its tires, ski racks, or the fluids we use in our engines. So moving to the Sprinter from a vehicle we have been using for over 30 years required significant consideration.” Through an initial investment of more than $1.6 million, the increased fleet of Sprinter vans will consume less fuel and reduce emissions through clean diesel technology BlueEFFICIENCY, BlueTEC and an improved powertrain. These combined new technologies result in smaller engines that deliver more power with increased fuel economy and reduced emissions. For CME, this means that over the 200 mile round trip between Breckenridge and Denver, the Sprinter vans will use approximately six fewer gallons of fuel. “This will allow CME to continue doing its part to improve air quality along the I-70 corridor,” said Tschupp.
The benefits of an increased Sprinter fleet cross into the guest experience by allowing for interior storage of ski and snowboard gear, improved seating for up to 12 guests, a quieter ride due to the smooth shifting transmission (which is most noticeable when climbing mountain passes) and, perhaps most importantly, larger windows to take in the views along the way.
“We really like the improvement to the guest experience provided by the Sprinter,” added John Dawsey, Director of Sales and Marketing for CME. “The significant increase in headroom and legroom in these vehicles combined with the more individualized seating details such as individual headrests make for a much more comfortable ride.” This significant investment in the environment and the experience of their guests is in addition to CME’s ongoing environmental and community support initiatives, including hosting their annual Fill the Van food drive, donating more than $100,000 of in-kind services to non-profits, schools and hospitals, among others, as well as participation in Vail Resorts’ annual Echo volunteer day.
By choosing CME, guests have peace of mind that with over 30 years of servicing Colorado mountain resorts, the most experienced, professional drivers are behind the wheel making their safety a priority.
About Colorado Mountain Express
Colorado Mountain Express provides reliable shuttles and charter van services from Denver International and Eagle County Airports to most Colorado mountain locations including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, and Snowmass Village. CME’s fleet of 270 vehicles includes 10 passenger vans, 5 passenger four-wheel drive luxury SUVs, and 12 passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans. Free Wi-Fi is available onboard all vehicles.
Absolutely amazing customer service. Everyone we dealt with - on the phone, at the airport check in, the drivers - were all fantastic. All questions were answered with an attitude of concern and care. J.L