Breckenridge Parking during ski season

1.6 million skier/rider days make Breckenridge one of the most popular destinations in the world.  Parking in Breckenridge can be at a premium.  If you are staying in Breckenridge, you probably have a parking spot and use the excellent bus system to get from your home to the Gondola.

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But if you are like many who visit Breckenridge for some skiing, here is a quick primer on parking.  When you are arriving from the North, I-70 and Frisco, you will first see the FREE parking on Coyne Valley Rd (stoplight) make a right turn and you will be guided to the Airport Rd parking lot.  There are many buses which can take you from Airport Rd to the Gondola (1mi).

Parking for the 2010-11 season will be the same as last year.  $5 Monday-Thursday, and $10 Friday-Sunday with $5 discount if there are 4 or more people in the vehicle!  That’s right FREE parking during the week if you have 4 or more in the vehicle.  You may also buy a season’s parking pass for $159.

If you come into Breckenridge (which I would suggest).  You have convenient options.  The map to the right shows you 3 of the main lots.  When you pass the Breckenridge Recreation Center, make a right BEFORE you get to the roundabout, this will keep you on HWY 9.  You will pass the City Market on your left.  Make your first left on North French St, and this will take you to the NORTH GONDOLA Lot.  This lot is paved, so during a wet spring it is a good option.

However there are two more options if these fill. Go to the next street and make left on Watson Rd, then a right into the SOUTH GONDOLA lot.  This is an unpaved lot, but still very convenient.   The Gold Rush and Postal Lot (possibly returning) are overflow lots.  These will both be charged at the rate of the Gondola lots.

BONUS: Insider Tip

During busy days Weekends or Holidays, instead of making the right before the roundabout go THROUGH the roundabout.  Drive down Main St, then make a RIGHT on Watson Rd.  You will see Ski Country Sports (Yellow Building).  You will access the South Gondola lot and save yourself 5-10 minutes.

The Gondola will take you to the bases of Peak 7 and Peak 8 (Main Facilities base).  You can pick up lift passes at the base of the Gondola.  

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