Vail short-term parking gets cheaper |

Vail short-term parking gets cheaper

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL ” Village diners and shoppers are getting a parking price-break for short-term parking in garages in Vail, Colorado/

The price for the short-term spots, located at the top level of the Vail Village garage and on the second level of the Lionshead garage, will be lowered by $5 starting Monday for the rest of the season.

The new cost is $10 for up to two-and-a-half hours of parking from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free after 3 p.m.

The short-term rate used to be $15, a rate designed to keep spaces open throughout the day for shoppers and diners. However, the town found that the spaces were staying mostly empty, and the town council decided to lower the cost to generate more use.

“This change responds to some of the feedback we were hearing from the community about the pricing for short-term parking,” said Councilman Farrow Hitt. “It’s an adjustment we can easily make without negatively impacting other variables of the parking program.”

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There are 31 such spaces at the village, and 17 spaces in Lionshead.

The town has recently also added 15 free, 30-minute spaces at the parking structures and added free skier parking at Donovan Park.

For more information on the town’s parking options, call the parking hot line at 970-479-2104.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

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