Vail parking passes go on sale Nov. 9
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Season parking passes, including the proposed availability of 140 new permit parking spaces on the North Frontage Road, will be ready for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 on the lower level of the Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road. There are nine pass types available. The town’s parking pass sales office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the season.
Paid parking begins at 6 a.m. Nov. 20 in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. Also on Nov. 20, satellite lots at Ford Park and the soccer field east of Golden Peak will become permit parking for employees. The former Wendy’s lot in West Vail also will be permit parking Monday through Friday.
To coincide with the start of paid parking, Vail Transit will be increasing bus service by 10 hours per day across all routes. Descriptions of the available passes and qualifications are as follows:
• Middle Creek/North Frontage Road Green Parking Permit, $100. Good for seven-day-a-week parking 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. next to Middle Creek Apartments and Children’s Garden of Learning just west of Main Vail Roundabout. Available to Vail Village or Lionshead-based Vail business license holders’ employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week. Proof of employment is required. The 40 spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis. Rearview mirror hang tag must be displayed. Pending final permission from Colorado Department of Transportation.
• Wendy’s/North Frontage Road Yellow Parking Permit, $100. Good for Monday through Friday parking 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. west of the Shell service station on both sides of the road and the former Wendy’s lot. To be eligible, bring proof of 20 hour minimum per week employment in Vail. The 175 spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rearview mirror hang tag must be displayed. Pending final permission from Colorado Department of Transportation.
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• Value Pass, $12/$20. Good for employees of Vail business license holders working a minimum of 30 hours per week, Vail residents and Vail property owners. Rate is $12 Monday through Thursday; $20 Friday through Sunday, plus Dec. 18-Jan. 3; Jan. 18 and Feb. 15. To be eligible, bring proof of 30 hour per week employment in Vail, proof of residency or proof of property ownership. Debit card holders will use an inventory of spaces on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure and 75 spaces on the southern middle deck of Lionshead. All spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. No vehicles over 7 feet 4 inches in height. New pass is required for activation and transfer of previous balance. Stop by the Vail Municipal Building parking office to complete initial purchases and transfer of balances.
• Pink Pass, $150. For employees of eligible Vail business license holders, good for parking at gated lots at Ford Park and soccer field, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Available to Vail Village or Lionshead-based Vail business license holders’ employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Proof of employment is required. Lots are serviced by the bus system.
• Green Pass, $500. For employees of eligible Vail business license holders, good for parking in the Lionshead structure Monday through Thursday with the exception of the restricted days of Dec. 18-Jan. 3; Jan. 18 and Feb.15. Also good for access to Ford Park and soccer field lots from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Available to Vail Village or Lionshead-based Vail business license holders’ employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Proof of employment is required.
• Blue Pass, $1,100. For Vail property owners, residents and employees of qualifying Vail business license holders, good for parking in the two structures with restrictions. Good seven days a week at Lionshead structure and Monday through Thursday at Vail Village structure with the exception of the restricted days of Dec. 18-Jan. 3; Jan. 18 and Feb. 15. Also good for access to Ford Park and soccer field outlying parking lots from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Available to Vail Village or LionsHead-based Vail business license holders’ employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Proof of employment is required. Proof of residency or proof of property ownership is needed for residents or property owners.
• Silver Pass, $1,800. Limited to 50 passes each per structure and available to business license holders in Vail Village and Lionshead on a first-come, first-served basis, with guaranteed parking in one structure. One pass per business until Dec. 5 at which time any remaining Lionshead silver passes will be sold to merchants in Vail Village for parking in the Lionshead structure. This pass must be purchased using the credit card or checking account of the business.
• Gold Pass, $3,250. For guaranteed parking in the two structures and Ford Park and soccer field outlying lots. No eligibility requirements.
• Vanpool Pass. Any employee vanpool (vans with seven or more passengers) registered with the town can get either a $150 Pink Pass or receive discounted guaranteed debit card spaces at the $12 non peak and $20 peak rate.
• ADA Parking. Call 479-2104 for information.
In addition to the discounted parking pass options, the town will continue to provide free entry after 3 p.m. in the two parking structures and free parking for the first 90 minutes in both garages.
As an additional option, the town will offer free parking in satellite areas serviced by the town’s free transit system. The inventory includes the following spaces available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Red Sandstone Park, 15 spaces; Stephens Park, 15 spaces; Spraddle Creek Trailhead, 18 spaces; and East Vail Interchange Trailhead, 18 spaces. An additional six spaces are available at the North Trail Trailhead for two hours of parking.
Free parking also will be available at Donovan Park with 90 spaces on non-event days at Donovan Pavilion. A sign will be used at the park’s entrance to indicate availability each day.
In addition, first-come, first-served free skier parking, 80 spaces, will be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and additional peak days to include Dec. 18-Jan 3; Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 along the North Frontage Road across from the West Vail Mall.
Also, the former Wendy’s lot in West Vail, 75 spaces, and the North Frontage Road west of the West Vail roundabout, 100 spaces, are available for free parking on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. No permits are required for these areas on these days.
Free parking along the South Frontage Road will again be activated in overflow parking situations this season. Six temporary bus stops will be in use along the Frontage Road for added convenience.
The daily rate for close-in structured parking in Vail Village and LionsHead will remain the same as last year as follows:
• First 90 minutes free and free after 3 p.m.
• $10 for 1.5 to 2 hours.
• $15 for 2 to 3 hours
• $20 for 3 to 4 hours
• $25 for 4 to 24 hours
Premier, close-in parking also will be offered in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. Intended for short-term use, 55 spaces will be available on the top deck of the Village structure, while 30 spaces will be used in the Lionshead. The rate is $15 for up to 2 hours, then $65 for 2 hours to 24 hours.
For more information on the town of Vail’s parking programs, call the parking hotline at 479-2104.