Vail value parking opens up for Eagle County residents
VAIL, Colorado – The town’s value parking pass is now open to Eagle County residents, employees or property owners, a pass previously open only to Vail residents, employees and business owners.
The Vail Town Council voted to extend the value pass because value lots aren’t being used much, said Greg Hall, Vail’s public works director.
The pass is good for an off-peak rate, Sundays through Thursdays, at $12 for Vail residents and business owners and $15 for Eagle County residents and business owners. The peak prices, on Fridays and Saturdays, are now $20 and $22 respectively.
The spaces are located on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure and another 75 spaces are on the southern middle deck of Lionshead. All spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Town Council agreed to try the program, which was recommended by Vail’s parking task force, on a trial basis for the rest of the ski season.
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“We have got to stop punishing people for driving to Vail,” said Mayor Dick Cleveland.
Parking at Vail trailheads will now include signs indicating that half the spaces are for day skiers, while the other half are for those using the trails. There’s a three-hour maximum for parking at trailheads.