North America's Premier International Resort Community

Plan Update Process and Timeline

Includes 3 phases and citizen outreach.

Why Update?


Why Update?


In 2016 the Vail Town Council directed staff to update the current 1994 Comprehensive Open Lands Plan. The outcome of this update will evolve out of community input obtained during the planning process. Generally, the purpose of this update is to:

  • Understand the progress that has been made in implementing the recommendations of the 1994 plan.
  • Re-visit the goals and objectives of the 1994 plan and as may be necessary define new or refined goals and objectives for the town’s open lands.
  • Prepare new “action items” or recommendations for the acquisition of lands, trail development and the use of town lands.

Plan Update Process


Plan Update Process

The update process includes three phases of work.

Phase I involves background work and evaluation of the existing plan along with three community kick off meetings. Phase II will involve research and site analysis, the formation of a Technical Advisory Committee and two community meetings to discuss potential plan updates. Phase III involves preparation of a draft plan and the formal public review process by the Planning and Environmental Commission and the Town Council.

Decision Making Schedule


Decision-Making Schedule


Public Open Houses

  • 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec, 28, 2016,Grand View, 3rd Level, Lionshead Welcome Center. Parking is free in the parking structure upon entry after 3 p.m.
  • 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017,  West Vail Fire Station, 2399 N. Frontage Rd. Additional parking available along the south side of the Frontage Road.
  • 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse, Gore Range Room, 1775 Sunburst Dr. Parking available on site.

Additional public meetings will follow, as well as reviews by the Planning and Environmental Commission and Vail Town Council, with the goal of adoption of the plan update in summer 2017.



To achieve some level of consensus and understanding among community members through open discussion and compromise. Together, we’re trying to reach a collective vision or “Trail Concept Plan” for the Town of Vail. We want to hear your thoughts on trail priorities, new trails, and improvements to existing trails for this community.

Draft Trails Concept Plan

Trails Workshop Display Boards

Review Survey Results

Comments and themes identified from our Open Lands Update Questionnaire.

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