While Vail Mountain opens early, paid parking still starts Friday, Nov. 16

After two seasons of charging for overnight summer parking, the town of Vail is waiving that charge for this summer season.
Chris Dillmann |

VAIL — Paid parking in Vail’s public parking structures and outlying lots will begin at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, as originally scheduled. Increased bus service begins Wednesday, Nov. 14, to coincide with the early opening of Vail Mountain. Parking passes will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the season, with the exception of Thanksgiving and other holidays, on the lower level of the Vail Municipal Building, 75 South Frontage Road. Bring proof of eligibility as restrictions apply.

To accommodate Wednesday’s early opening of Vail Mountain, Vail Transit is adding service to West Vail, Lionsridge Loop, Ford Park and in-town routes to supplement the early winter season prior to implementation of the full winter schedule on Dec. 10. That service will include West Vail Express service every 15 minutes via the Sandstone underpass during peak hours.

The town is offering six parking pass options which provide significant discounts over the standard daily rates. Value card holders from previous seasons are asked to stop by the municipal building to activate new cards. Please bring proof of employment, residency or property ownership to meet qualifications.

For information on parking pass sales and descriptions, call the parking sales office, 970-479-2104 or go to the town’s parking portal,

For information on bus schedules, call 970-479-2178 or go to

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Beaver Creek parking

Parking is $10 per day at the Bear and Elk lots at Beaver Creek, and complimentary after 1 p.m. A 10-day punch pass is available for $75 at ticket offices in the village. Free shuttle service is provided from each lot. For more information regarding parking, call 970-949-4911.

The town of Avon also has more than 200 free parking spaces available at locations throughout town, including 41 on-street spaces at Lake Street; 36 spaces at Mikaela’s Way parking lot; and 26 spaces at town hall. Visit for a full list of those parking spaces.

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