Vail Resorts owned Northstar California Resort announced on Tuesday that starting this upcoming season it plans to charge guests to park at the Village View Lot. Free parking will still be available at the Castle Peak Lot.
According to the resort, the change has been implemented to help reduce congestion on Northstar Drive and encourage guests to carpool, rideshare and make use of local shuttle options and public transportation.
“It is our priority to provide the best possible experience for our guests and their families,” Deirdra Walsh, vice president, and general manager of Northstar California said in a news release. “Through a conscious decision to control our parking resource, we expect to significantly reduce traffic flow on Northstar Drive, which will ultimately improve our parking and transportation experience for guests.”
Charges will be $10 Monday through Friday, and $20 on weekends and holidays. The lower village lot will remain $20 cash Monday through Friday, and $40 cash on weekends and holidays, and Northstar’s Platinum Valet will remain at $60. Employees of the resort will continue to park for free in designated areas.
There will be no entry gates, allowing for more fluid movement of traffic, and guests will pay at Passport Parking Kiosks, or via the Passport Parking app.