About The Town of Vail

Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities with the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.

For more information on a Vail vacation, please visit vail.com.

Useful Tips for Parking and Activities

DOWNLOAD THE VAIL APP FOR YOUR VISIT

  • With the Vail App you will have the following information at your fingertips!

    • Real time parking updates

    • Special event schedules

    • Great summer deals on food & drink

    • Download through the app store

PARKING

  • Access to events in Ford Park include the following options:

  • Parking is free in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking garages except for overnight. If both structures fill to capacity, overflow parking will be available on the Frontage Road until 11:00 p.m.

  • There will be a $25 overnight fee for vehicles parked in the structures between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. applicable from May 25th, 2018 thru September 30th, 2018.

  • Click here for information on hotels exempt from the overnight fee

  • Click here for information on condos and short term rentals exempt from the overnight fee

  • A new ticketing system that allows the town to track daily activity within the Vail Village and Lionshead structures will be put in place. Drivers will be required to pull a ticket upon entrance and will need to insert it at exit gate.  Parking hosts will be onsite throughout the summer to assist guests and instructional signage will be posted throughout the garage to remind guests of the process.

  • The Ford Park parking lot has EXTREMELY limited parking spots, so it is encouraged to park in the parking garages and take the bus.

    • $10 close-in parking at the Ford Park lot* (140 spaces), 500 South Frontage Rd.

    • $10 close-in parking at the Vail Athletic/Soccer Field lot* (55 spaces).

  • Parking at Donovan Park will be limited on the following dates due to weddings and other events scheduled at the Donovan Pavilion: June 27 – July 4

  • For more information on parking, please see vaileventparking.com

BUS ROUTES:

  • Using the bus is the preferred and most efficient transportation option!

  • Lacrosse players are encouraged to drive to the Ford Park or the Athletic Field turn-out to unload their gear, then return to park in either the Vail Village or Lionshead Parking Structure and take the extended in-town shuttle bus or the Special Events bus back to the fields.

  • Catch the in-town bus to Ford Park via Vail Valley Drive to accommodate daily access to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and the Vail Nature Center. Operating daily from 9am to 9pm, June 14 through Sept. 30, the loop route includes stops in Lionshead and Vail Village with a turnaround at Ford Park.

  • The Special Events Express Bus provides circular service from 6:30am-9:30pm from the Transit Center on the top deck of the Lionshead Parking Structure to the top deck of Vail Village Parking Structure in front of the Information Booth and then to the Ford Park bus stop before returning to Lionshead.

  • Expanded Bus Service is continued this summer for added convenience on the East Vail, Golf Course, and Sandstone routes. These routes will now offer double the frequency running every 30 - 60 minutes during the day.  This supports lowering gas emissions in our valley, personal economic advantages of taking a free bus, and helping relieve parking congestion in town.

  • For more information on bus schedules check here: http://www.vailgov.com/bus-schedules

  • For Eagle County bus service – check here: http://www.eaglecounty.us/Transit/Schedules

  • Call 970-477-3456 for more route information.

JULY 4TH:

  • Starting at 7 a.m., Vail Valley Drive will be one-way westbound from the Pulis Bridge, east of Ford Park, to the Vail Athletic Field in order to accommodate the staging for the parade.

  • The extended in-town shuttle to the Vail Athletic Field will not be operating until after the parade is over.

  • Buses will operate in a continuous loop from the top deck of the Vail Village Parking Structure to the Vail Athletic Field beginning at 8:00 a.m. until the parade traffic has cleared. If you chose to walk to the field, the most efficient access will be through the lower bench of Ford Park.

  • JULY 1st- Patriotic concert ticket sales begin at 8:00 a.m. - walk up only at Gerald Ford Amphitheatre

  • JULY 4th - Patriotic concert gates open at 12:30PM, concerts starts at 2:00PM. Lawn seats are free, first-come, first-serve.

  • JULY 4th – Vail Bluegrass at Arrabelle Square beings immediately following the conclusion of the parade

FIREWORKS

  • Leave the fireworks to professionals. It is illegal to shoot off personal fireworks in Vail.

  • Enjoy a fireworks display at Golden Peak at dusk on July 4th (conditions permitting).

  • Suggestions for prime firework viewing include Golden Peak, Mountain Plaza and the top deck of the Vail Village Parking Structure. Visit vailamericadays.com for a full schedule of activities.

SAFETY & TOWN REGULATIONS

  • If you bring your pet into town, bring a leash. Pets are not allowed at Ford Park.

  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the streets of Vail year-round, as well as in all town owned parks.

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

  • Emergencies-  911

  • Vail Police (non-emergency)-  970-479-2200

  • Vail Fire (non-emergency)- 970-479-2250

  • Vail Health (Hospital)-  970-476-2451

  • Vail Bus Schedule-  970 477-3456

  • Vail Parking-  970 479-2445

  • ECO Regional Transportation-  970 328-3520

  • Resort Information & Activities Center (Vail Mountain)-  970 754-8245

  • Vail Village Welcome Center-  970 477-3522

  • Lionshead Village Welcome Center-  970 477-3523

  • Vail Chamber & Business Association-  970 477-0075

  • Vail Valley Partnership-  970 476-1000

  • Vail Recreation District-  970 479-2279

  • Vail America Days Information-  970 476-6797

  • Lost & Found (In Town)-  970 479-2210

  • Lost & Found (Vail Mountain)-  970 754-3059

       GROUP DINING RESERVATIONS

  • Please call ahead for reservations if you have a group of 5 or more.

  • Please try and call ahead for large takeout orders. Menus for all restaurants are available online.

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