This article was updated for the 2018-19 season.
The eternal question for Vail and Beaver Creek skiers and snowboarders is: Where should I park?
Everything Vail Valley has answers for the 2018-19 Winter Season spanning free and paid parking options.
Lionshead & Vail Skier Parking
With a little knowledge there are lots of options for Vail Mountain skier parking.
According to the Town of Vail, Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures offer free parking for the first 2 hours. Then it's $10 for 2 to 3 hours; $20 for 3 to 4 hours; $30 for 4 to 15 hours; and $50 for 15 to 24 hours. Parking is free from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Both Vail Village and Lionshead structures offer convenient access to Vail Mountain. South Frontage Road overflow parking is available when both parking structures are full until 11 p.m.
Town of Vail additionally offers six multi-port electric vehicle ChargePoint charging stations. Five are located in the Vail Village parking structure, and one is available in the Lionshead garage.
According to the Town of Vail, additional spaces are available at Donovan Park (90 spaces), Red Sandstone Park (15 spaces) and on North Frontage Road in West Vail.
Free trailhead parking is also available, though spaces are often limited and sometimes restricted to three-hour use. Gore Creek Trailhead, East Vail Interchange Trailhead, Pitkin Creek Trailhead, Booth Falls Trailhead, North Trail Spraddle Creek Trailhead, North Trail Red Sandstone Creek Trailhead, North Trail Buffehr Creek Trailhead and North Trail Davos Trailhead all offer parking.
A free Town of Vail bus offers frequent pickup and drop-off times along a well-developed route. Learn more about the free bus at vailgov.com/bus-schedules. The winter route runs from East Vail to West Vail.
Learn more detailed information at vailgov.com/parking or by calling (970) 479-2445.
Beaver Creek Skier Parking
There are multiple parking options for skiers and snowboarders at Beaver Creek Resort.
Ford Hall Garage is located in Beaver Creek's main village before the skier bridge. Villa Montane Garage is covered and heated; it's located across the street from Vilar Performing Arts Center in the main village. Rates for covered parking are as follows: before 5 p.m. up to one hour free; up to 3 hours is $15; $25 for 3 to 4 hours; and over 4 hours is $35.
Shuttle-serviced parking lots offer less expensive options for skiers and snowboarders. Bear Lot is found at the west entrance base, and Elk Lot is located at the main entrance base. Up to 1 hour is free at both lots, then there is a daily flat rate of $10 for those who park before 1 p.m. After 1 p.m. both lots are free. A 10-day punch pass costs $75.
Call (970) 949-4911 for more information about Beaver Creek Resort parking.