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Summer parking operations for 2017 will require guests to pull a ticket to access free parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures and to insert the ticket to exit.
For your convenience, hosts will be on site to assist with entry and exit. The ticketing system is being used to collect and analyze hourly and daily use to improve future operations.
Park your car for free in the Vail Village or Lionshead structure from April 24, 2017 until the start of the 2017-2018 ski season on November 17, 2017. These are the only public parking structures offering free summer parking. The public parking garage at Solaris, 141 E. Meadow Dr., offers paid parking and is privately operated.
When multiple events are taking place in Ford Park, a managed parking fee of $10 is collected. These paid parking dates are listed and updated regularly on www.vaileventparking.com with additional information on express bus stops and passenger drop-off locations.
Overflow parking on the South Frontage Road is allowed once both parking structures are full. Express bus service on the frontage road and an extension of the in-town bus route is also used for events during the summer. The express bus stops are located at the Lionshead Transit Center, the north side of the Vail Village Welcome Center and at Ford Park.
RV parking is available south of the Lionshead parking garage entrance in the Charter Day Lot at 395 S. Frontage Road. Permits are free for a maximum of 3 days and must be visible in your windshield. Space is limited to first-come, first-served. Overflow parking is available on the North Frontage Road. in West Vail in front of the West Vail Fire Station. There is no “camping” within the Town of Vail in RVs. For permits, please see the parking attendant in the booth at the entrance of the Lionshead parking garage.
Overnight parking is permitted in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking garages for up to 14 days. For vehicles using the structures overnight for over 14 days, call 970-479-2445 for assistance from the parking staff. There is currently no charge for parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead structures in the summer.
Free Charging Stations in Parking Garages.
To accommodate the growing interest in low/zero emissions vehicles, the town has equipped the parking structures with free charging stations. The six multi-port stations (five in Vail Village and one in Lionshead Village) accommodate the newest generation of electric, plug-in electric and electric extended range vehicles. Each location is able to serve two cars at a time with high speed charge. The stations will produce an 80 percent or more charge within the two-hour free parking time frame of the winter paid parking season. All charging stations have been upgraded to tell users when charge is complete via text message. Contact the Vail Welcome Center at 970-476-4790 for details.
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