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Summer Parking Operations Begin May 24 in Vail Village, Lionshead; Includes Free Daytime Parking, Fee for Overnight Storage

  • 23 May 2019
Summer Parking Operations Begin May 24 in Vail Village, Lionshead; Includes Free Daytime Parking, Fee for Overnight Storage


The Town of Vail will transition to its summer parking operations in the Vail Village and Lionshead structures beginning Friday, May 24. The structures will continue to remain free for daytime parking with connecting free bus service to event venues and activities throughout town, including express service to Ford Park. Returning for the second season this summer will be a $25 fee for vehicles stored overnight in the structures.

The overnight fee in the Vail Village and Lionshead structures has been established to provide up to 200 additional spaces for Vail’s daytime guests by discouraging long-term vehicle storage. The charge will apply to vehicles parked in the structures between 4 and 5 a.m.



Allowances for free overnight parking will be made for the following circumstances:

  • Guests of nearby hotels and condominiums, per town authorization, due to parking limitations on site
  • Any Red, Green, Blue, Silver or Gold parking pass holders from the 2018-2019 winter season
  • Employees who work overnight at a Vail Village or Lionshead business and have been issued a summer pass from the parking office
  • Those who arrange an alternate ride home in lieu of driving while intoxicated; for eligibility, enter after 3 p.m. and leave before 11 a.m. the next day

The summer parking operations will extend to Oct. 7 and will be complemented by the return of increased transit service for the Sandstone, East Vail and Golf Course routes beginning Monday, May 27 as well as paid, close-in parking at Ford Park on select event days. 

To access the parking structures this summer, guests will need to pull a ticket upon entry and use the ticket to exit. Red, Green, Blue, Silver and Gold winter parking pass holders can continue using their passes for full access to the structures throughout the summer.

Additional free public parking will be available at the new Red Sandstone parking garage, located at 559 North Frontage Road, with overnight parking available for a maximum of three days.  

For more information on the summer parking program, visit or to access details on paid parking at Ford Park, visit For real-time parking availability in either structure, download the free Vail App or visit

To inquire about additional details, email or call the parking office at 970-479-2445.


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