Vail parking restrictions in place Monday |

Vail parking restrictions in place Monday

VAIL – Peak season parking restrictions will be in place for one day only on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Parking adjustments include:

• Blue Parking Pass holders will be directed to the Lionshead parking structure and Green Parking Pass holders will use the Ford Park and soccer field lots. On Tuesday, the Blue Pass will be good for entry again into the Vail Village structure Monday through Thursdays until the final peak period of the season on Feb. 21, while the Green Pass will be good for entry again into the Lionshead parking structure Monday through Thursdays.

• Free daily parking will be available at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 S. Frontage Rd., on Jan. 16 -17, as no events have been scheduled at the pavilion during this time. The spaces are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis when the pavilion isn’t in use.

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• Free parking along the North Frontage Road across from the West Vail Mall is available daily throughout the season from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. with easy access to the bus stop. The North Frontage Road parking near the Main Vail roundabout is permit parking only.

• Free parking is offered in the Village and Lionshead structures for the first two hours all season long. Also, the new passenger drop-off in the Lionshead structure with entry and exit from East Lionshead Circle on the west side of the structure is open. Free parking in both structures is also available from 3 p.m. until 3 a.m. seven days a week.

• Parking along the South Frontage Road will be available when the two parking structures are full. Watch the variable message signs for updates or visit for real-time parking updates.

• Vail will add additional outlying morning buses and additional outlying evening buses to supplement the scheduled routes during the holiday. ECO regional transit is running its winter schedule as well.

• Never drink and drive. Retrieve your vehicle from the structure by 11 a.m. the next day compliments of the town of Vail. Authorization receipts are available from the Visitor Information Centers, which open at 9 a.m. daily. While this service is available for exceptional circumstances, please remember to plan ahead and ride the bus, take a taxi or have a designated driver.

For Vail transit information, call 970-479-2178; for ECO Transit, call 970-328-3520; and for parking information, call 970-479-2104.

VAIL – Registration is underway for the 4th Annual Vail Athletic Club Vail Mountain Winter Uphill competition, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7 a.m.

Runners, skiers, snowshoers and outdoor enthusiasts will climb approximately 2,000 vertical feet or two miles on groomed trails from the base

of Vail Mountain at the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest. The event is organized by long-time Vail Valley locals Ellen Miller and Hooker Lowe to honor the memory of Vail’s-own Lyndon Ellefson who died in 1998.

Ellefson was a foreman on the Eagle Bahn Gondola and member of the U.S. Mountain Running Team, which is one of the beneficiaries of race proceeds. The event is also a fundraiser for the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. During the past three events, over 300 participants competed and race organizers anticipate a larger field this year.

“This is a great way for people to remember Lyndon while participating in an activity that was so special to him,” says co-race director Ellen Miller. “Once again, we have invited members of the mountain team to participate in the event and share their experiences from the World Mountain Running Championships with the other competitors.”

The categories for this year’s race are open, which include running shoes, stabilizers or snowshoes; track skis, which include any light weight ski equipment; and heavy metal, which include metal-edged skis such as telemark gear. Participants receive a post-race party with breakfast at Eagle’s Nest, T-shirt, awards and prizes. Prizes will be awarded by overall place and category by gender age group including 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 plus.

Registration is available online or on race-day until 6:30 a.m. at the Vail Chop House Restaurant located at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead. Race entry is $30 through Feb. 18 and $40 on race-day.

For more information, e-mail Ellen Miller at, or Nancy Hobbs at

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