By Shuttle

Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is a preferred partner for the Championships. Check back for special offers and packages for using CME during the event window.

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By Bus

The Town of Vail Transit Department provides free year-round bus service throughout Vail. In fact, the town’s bus service is considered to be the largest free transportation system in the country offering its residents and guests timely service to and from Vail Mountain and throughout town.

Additionally, regional bus service with modest fares is provided daily by ECO Transit with service to Vail, Leadville, Minturn, Eagle-Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle and Gypsum.

Town of Avon buses depart throughout the day from the Elk Lot, offering free transportation to amenities and lodging properties within the limits of Beaver Creek. ECO Transit operates a daily bus service between Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards and Eagle.

Parking in Vail & Beaver Creek in winter is easy and more convenient than ever, with a variety of close-in and short-term parking options. Use these tips to find the parking that’s right for you:


Park Close All Day for $25 in Vail Village and Lionshead Structures

Approximately 2,500 close-in parking spaces are available at Vail’s two parking garages. The parking spaces, 1,800 of them covered, allow skiers and snowboarders quick and easy access to Vail Mountain via the Vista Bahn ski lift in Vail Village, Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead or Riva Bahn ski lift at Golden Peak. The $25 all day rate is good seven days a week for a 24-hour time period, which begins when entering the structure. Cash and credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted.

Short-term Parking

Short-term parking is also available in the two structures. These spaces are easy to find and are perfect for short-term parking. The short-term parking spaces are located on the top deck of the Vail Village parking structure and on level 1 of the Lionshead parking structure. Cash and credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted. The short-term parking option allows users to enter and exit the parking structures with ease. Available seven days a week.

Frontage Road Parking Availability

The Frontage Road will be used as overflow parking when all other lots are filled. Please refer to the variable message signs located at the main Vail off ramps (exit 176) to make sure the overflow parking option is legally available upon your arrival. Hosts at the parking garages will be on hand to advise you about available parking options. Once the Frontage Road has been released for overflow use, park on the I-70 (north) side of the roadway, leaving as much shoulder area as possible for your safety; avoid blocking driveways; and leave plenty of space, as much as 50 feet, at intersections. Perimeters on the Frontage Road which prohibit parking will be clearly marked. During overflow situations, this parking is free and available until 11 p.m.

Free Outlying Parking - 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

All areas listed below are serviced by the existing Town of Vail transportation system. Bus frequency varies from 15 minutes during peak times to 1 hour during non-peak times.

  • Red Sandstone Park (15 spaces): Available 7 days a week starting January 1.
  • North Frontage Road (70 spaces): West Vail, across from West Vail Mall. Available 7 days a week. For directions, call 970-479-2104.
  • North Frontage Road (100 spaces): West Vail, west of West Vail roundabout. Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.


Bear Lot(s)

Complimentary parking with complimentary shuttle service to main Beaver Creek Village. Located at the base of the west entrance to Beaver Creek (at the Beaver Creek roundabout head west on Highway 6 and turn left at the stop light).

Villa Montane

Paid parking garage for visitors open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Located in the Main Village, off Avondale Lane across the street from the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Parking is free for the first 2 hours (except Saturdays). *No Free Parking on Saturday.

Village Hall

Paid parking garage for visitors open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Located in the Main Village, just before the skier bridge. Parking is free for the first 2 hours (except Saturdays).

Eagle County Airport is located just 30 minutes to the west while Denver International Airport resides two hours to the east via Intersate-70. Both airports offer services from most major rental car agencies.

Vail Ski Resort is the largest resort in the United States with 5,289 acres of the most diverse and expansive skiing in the world, blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year.

Vail Mountain is accessed by three base areas: Lionshead, Vail Village, and Golden Peak. Lionshead is home to the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Born Free Express (Chair 8). Mountain access out of Vail Village 2012/2013 is Vail’s new state of the art gondola, “One”.  Golden Peak is home to the Riva Bahn Express (Chair 6), accessing the terrain park and Northwoods Chair 11, and the racecourse. Also at Golden Peak is Chair 12, the Gopher Hill Ski School beginner lift.

The Front Side of Vail is home to the most groomed terrain on the planet. Wide, long runs such as Riva Ridge, Born Free, and Simba, Lodgepole, and Bear Tree are popular. The Front Side is also home to Kid’s Adventure Zones, three Terrain Parks including Golden Peak Terrain Park, home of a 22 foot half pipe and site of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, Game Creek Bowl, The EpicMix race course, and mountain dining restaurants at Eagles Nest (including Bistro Fourteen), Mid-Vail, the 10th, and Larkspur at the base of Golden Peak.

The World Famous Back Bowls offer wide open skiing and amazing views. Start by exploring Sun Up and Sun Down Bowls, and work your way back to China and Teacup Bowls. China Bowl offers the only groomed blue run runs in the Back Bowls (access from Front Side via Sourdough Express #14).  If you are feeling adventurous, make your way all the way out to Siberia Bowl and the surface T-Bar style lift #22 and Inner and Outer Mongolia Bowls!

Not enough terrain for you yet? Follow signage from Patrol Headquarters back to the three high-speed quad lifts and Blue Sky Basin. Ski the steep and snow filled sections under Skyline Express #36, or explore the runs on Pete’s and Earl’s Express lifts (#38 and #39), named after Vail’s founders Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton. With so many options, it’s no wonder that so many people choose a Vail season pass. All this mountain simply can’t be conquered in one visit!



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If World Cup racers refer to Beaver Creek as their favorite place to compete, maybe there is something you should know.

Every year, athletes and spectators alike migrate to our mountain top resort for the Birds of Prey Men’s World Cup. But that is only a slice of what Beaver Creek has to offer. From the gentle, manicured slopes of Bachelor Gulch, to the open intermediate trails of Larkspur and Rose Bowl, to the steep bumps of Grouse Mountain, skiers and riders of all abilities will feel at home on our mountain.