Northstar California Resort Reverses Controversial Paid Parking Introduced Last Year | Village View Lot Returns to Free

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The nightmare that is ski resort parking.

Northstar California Resort announced last week that it will return the Village View lot to free parking this winter. Paid parking was introduced last year to ‘improve the guest experience’.

Northstar made the controversial decision last Fall to charge guests to park at the Village View lot. This resulted in lawsuits from unhappy guests and at least two of them having their season passes refunded.

As we look forward to welcoming you back to the mountains, we’re very happy to share that free parking will return to our Village View lots. We’ll continue to provide additional details on winter operations as they become available.

The resort, who recently announced November 20th as their opening date this winter, says parking at Village View will be a first-come, first-served basis. Additional free parking will still be available at the Castle Peak lot, off the roundabout leading to the resort.

Vail Resorts operated Northstar also announced a number of operational changes for the upcoming winter, including face-covering requirements while in lift lines, riding lifts, riding gondolas, and the recommendation to wear a face-covering while skiing.

“For the vast majority of days during the season, we believe everyone who wants to get on our mountains will be able to. However, we are not planning for the majority of days, we are planning for every day of the season. We want to provide assurance to our guests that we will do our very best to minimize crowds at all times – be it a holiday weekend or the unpredictable powder day. We believe this approach will help ensure a safe experience for everyone, while prioritizing access for our pass holders.”

– Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz

Paid parking will still be available at the Lower Village Premium, costing $20 during weekdays and $40 during weekends and holidays.

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One thought on “Northstar California Resort Reverses Controversial Paid Parking Introduced Last Year | Village View Lot Returns to Free

  1. Northstar should have to pay to widen 267 and create a turn lane from Brockway summit to the Truckee airport. I’m so tired of waiting to get through poopstar traffic.

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