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Summer Parking Information

 

Summer parking operations for 2020 will require guests to pull a ticket or to insert a 2019-2020 season parking pass to access parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures and to insert the ticket or pass to exit. Parking during the summer is free in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures during the day. This year overnight parking will remain free during the Summer.

For your convenience, hosts will be on site to assist with entry and exit.

 

Free Daytime Public Parking

 

Free Public Parking

Park your car for free in the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structure from April 22, 2020 until the start of the 2020-2021 ski season in November 2020. The Red Sandstone garage, 551 North Frontage Road, has limited parking available on level 1 and level 2. These are the only public parking structures offering free summer parking. Please note that this year there will not be a overnight fee for vehicles parked in the Vail Village and Lionshead structures between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.  Overnight public parking in the Red Sandstone garage will be available at no charge for up to 72 hours throughout the summer. The public parking garage at Solaris, 141 E. Meadow Dr., offers paid parking and is privately operated.

 

Daily and overnight parking will remain free in the Vail Village and Lionshead structures for the rest of the Summer.

 

Ford Park Parking

 

Ford Park Parking

Ford Parking will be free for the Summer during peak days. There will be no fee to park during events.

 

Frontage Road Parking

 

Frontage Road Parking

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

 

RV Parking

RV parking is available south of the Lionshead parking garage entrance in the Charter Day Lot at 395 S. Frontage Road. There will not be an overnight fee for RVs/campers in Charter Bus Lot east of the Lionshead parking structure; commercial charter buses remain free. 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

 

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking will be free for the Summer.  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 during the summer. As an additional option, overnight parking in the Red Sandstone parking garage, 551 North Frontage Road, will be available at no charge for up to 72 hours when the structure reopens in June.

 

Oversized Vehicles

 

Oversize Vehicles

  • Vail Village: The height of the Vail Village parking structure entrance is 7’2”. Vehicles that are 7’2” or higher can park on the 4th level of the Vail Village parking structure or on the top level of the Lionshead parking structure. No overnight parking. Vehicles cannot exceed 19 feet in length.
  • Lionshead: The height of the Lionshead parking structure entrance is 7’. Vehicles that are 7’ or higher can park on the top level of the Lionshead parking structure or on the 4th level of the Vail Village parking structure. No overnight parking. Vehicles cannot exceed 19 feet in length.

 

Electric Cars & Charging Stations

 

Electric Cars & Charging Stations

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.

 

Charging Station Locations in Vail

Main Vail Parking Structure

  • Level 1 – Southeast end of the structure, one charging station
  • Level 2 – Driving up the ramp from Level 1, middle of the structure, three charging stations
  • Level 3 – West of the structure next to the pedestrian exit, one charging station

Lionshead Parking Structure

  • Level 1 – Southeast end of the structure, one charging station

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions 


What does it cost to park in Vail?
Park your car for free in the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structure until the start of the 2020-2021 ski season in November 2020. The Red Sandstone garage, 551 North Frontage Road, has limited parking available on level 1 and level 2. 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.

 


Where can I leave my car overnight?
Free overnight parking is available for up to 72 hours in the Vail Village, Lionshead & Red Sandstone Parking structures

 


Where can I park my RV?
RV parking is available south of the Lionshead parking garage entrance in the Charter Day Lot at 395 S. Frontage Road. There will not be an overnight fee for RVs/campers in Charter Bus Lot east of the Lionshead parking structure; commercial charter buses remain free. 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.


Is there a charge to park @ Ford Park to attend events or visit the BFAG?
Ford Parking will be free this summer.

 


Where are the electric car charging stations?

Vail Village Parking Structure

  • Level 1 – Southeast end of the structure, one charging station
  • Level 2 – Driving up the ramp from Level 1, middle of the structure, three charging stations
  • Level 3 – West of the structure next to the pedestrian exit, one charging station

Lionshead Parking Structure

  • Level 1 – Southeast end of the structure, one charging station

 

 


Is motorcycle parking allowed in the structures?
Yes, you may park your motorcycle in either the Vail Village or Lionshead structure. When entering the structure, it is recommended you pull around the entry gate for your safety; you do not need to take a ticket from the dispenser. There are no designated spots for motorcycles, so park in any available spot. For details, call the parking office at 970-479-2445.

 

 


Where is handicap parking?
There are ADA parking spaces in both the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures There are also 3 spaces in Vail Village offering 2-hour parking: One is in front of Buzz's Boards on Gore Creek Drive and two spaces are located near Checkpoint Charlie where Gore Creek Drive and Willow Bridge Road intersect.

 

 


Contact Info

Parking Sales

  • Phone: 970-479-2104

Parking Information

  • Phone: 970-479-2445

Police Lost & Found:

24 Hour Bus Information:

  • Phone: 970-477-3456

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