Who’s ready for more paid parking at one of the most popular ski resorts in Colorado?
The Summit Daily reports that the Summit Board of County Commissioners agreed to a land use amendment that will allow Copper Mountain Resort to introduce paid parking in the Alpine Lot.
Currently, the Alpine and Far East parking lots are the only places to park for free at Copper. The timeline for the change hasn’t been established, with it possibly being implemented next season.
Graeme Bilenduke, who is the director of development at Copper, explained Copper’s reasoning for the change.
“We’ve experienced quite a bit of growth these past two seasons at Copper, especially coming out of the pandemic. That’s caused us to take a look at how we manage our operation, how we receive our guests coming into the resort, and how we encourage and incentivize people to go from single-occupancy vehicles to having a higher-occupancy car per visit.”
The move is being done to promote carpooling and the Summit Stage, which is the free bus service located throughout Summit County.
Image Credits: Copper Mountain Resort