Vail season parking passes for sale starting on Monday
VAIL — Season parking passes will be ready for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. Monday on the lower level of the Vail Municipal Building, 75 South Frontage Road. There are five discount pass types available, plus an incremental rate structure for value cards. Rates are unchanged from the previous season. The town’s parking pass sales office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the winter.
Paid parking Begins Nov. 20
Paid parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures will coincide with the start of Vail Mountain’s 2015-16 ski and snowboard season, scheduled for Nov. 20. Once the new season is underway, satellite lots at Ford Park and the soccer field east of Golden Peak will become permit parking for employees.
There will be additional adjustments mid-season when the soccer field parking lot will be closed from Feb. 18 through March 11 to accommodate staging needs for the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.
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To coincide with the start of paid parking, Vail Transit will increase bus service across all routes beginning Nov. 20, prior to the start of the full winter schedule Dec. 14.
In addition to discounted parking pass and value card options, the town will continue to provide free entry after 3 p.m. in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. Also, parking will be free for the first two hours in the garages upon entry at any time.
Hourly drive-up rates during the season will be $15 for two to three hours; $20 for three to four hours; and a $25 all-day cap for four-plus hours during the same day. There will also be a $25 charge for RVs and other oversize vehicles using the charter bus lot east of the Lionshead parking structure. Charter bus parking will remain free.
Free parking options
As an additional option, the town offers free parking in satellite areas served by the town’s free transit system. Free parking will also be available at Donovan Park with 90 spaces on days when the pavilion isn’t in use. A sign at the park’s entrance will indicate availability each day.
In addition, 50 pages of first-come, first-served free skier parking will be available on the North Frontage Road across from the West Vail Mall seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 100 spaces of additional free skier parking will be available on the North Frontage Road west of the West Vail roundabout on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Free emergency parking along the South Frontage Road will again be activated in overflow parking situations this season. Easily identified bus stops will be in use along the Frontage Road for added convenience.
Complete information about parking in Vail is available at http://www.vailgov.com/parking.