Vail Parking

The town of Vail plans to open two temporary parking lots this winter because of concerns that skiers who park on a frontage road might be injured by passing vehicles. The frontage road was clogged with vehicles last ski season.

Vail spokeswoman Susan Silverthorne says the road isn't wide enough to accommodate people getting out of their cars and putting on their ski boots. Car doors have been snapped off by passing buses.

The new temporary parking lots will be at the Ford Theater and Lionshead. The fee will be ten dollars.

The Town Council also plans to give vehicles 90 free minutes of free parking in two parking structures -- 30 minutes more than last year.

And parking will be free after three in the afternoon.