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Vail may raise parking rates

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Town Council will review parking recommendations at its meeting Tuesday.

The plans seek to “optimize Vail’s parking inventory for its core customers this winter,” the town said in a press release.

The proposed rates for the parking structures in Vail Village and Lionshead are:



– First 90 minutes free and free after 3 p.m.; unchanged from last season.

– $10 for 1.5 to 2 hours, up $5 last season.



– $15 for 2 to 3 hours, up from $9 nonpeak and $10 peak last season.

– $20 for 3 to 4 hours, up from $13 nonpeak and $15 peak last season.

– $25 for 4 to 24 hours for the new all day cap, up from $18 nonpeak and $20 peak last season.



The town parking “task force” is recommending the discontinuation of Value Card eligibility for Eagle County residents and Eagle County property owners who aren’t Vail residents, property owners, business owners or employees.

Value Cards would continue to be offered to employees of business license holders in Vail Village and Lionshead as well as Vail residents and property owners.

Value Card rates are proposed to be adjusted from $7 last season to $12 this winter for Monday through Thursday in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures and from $10 last season to $20 this season during peak periods, which would include Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Dec. 19 through Jan. 4; and Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.

Proposed rates for short-term “pay and display” parking on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure and level 2 of the Lionshead structure would be $15 for up to 2.5 hours of parking and available on a first-come first-served basis.

Rates for season parking passes are recommended as follows:

– Pink Pass, for employees of business license holders in Vail Village and Lionshead only, good for parking at Ford Park and soccer field lots, $100; unchanged from last season.

– Green Pass, for employees of business license holders in Vail Village and Lionshead only, good for parking in the Lionshead structure Monday through Thursday and all outlying parking lots, $500; unchanged from last season.

– Blue Pass, for Vail property owners, residents and employees of business license holders in Vail Village and Lionshead, good for parking in the two structures with restrictions, $1,100; up from $900 last season.

– Silver Pass, limited to 50 each per structure and available one each to Vail Village and Lionshead business license holders on a first-come, first-served basis, with guaranteed parking availability in one structure, $1,800; up from $1,575 last season.

– Gold Pass, for guaranteed parking in the two structures, $3,250, up from $2,250 last season.

The parking recommendations are the fourth item at Tuesday’s meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.


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