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Travel between Avon & Vail - car, shuttle...?

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Travel between Avon & Vail - car, shuttle...?

What's the recommended way to travel between Avon (Christie Lodge) and the ski area at Vail? First week of March, primarily skiing Beaver Creek but want to go to Vail for 1 day. We will have a rental car but don't mind taking a bus or shuttle to save on parking fees. We may also want to travel to Vail on an off-day for sightseeing etc around the Village. Is there any parking at Vail other than the $25/day lot? Any suggestions appreciated, thank you.

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1. Re: Travel between Avon & Vail - car, shuttle...?

You can take the Eagle County Bus, there are a number of routes that will get you back and forth to Vail/Avon. http://www.eaglecounty.us/transit/schedules/

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2. Re: Travel between Avon & Vail - car, shuttle...?

When we ski Vail, we're coming from the east, so we park (for free) at the Nordic Center/Golf Course.

I believe that Donovan Park (also free) is closer coming from the west.

This and information about free parking on the Frontage Rd is on the vail.com website.

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3. Re: Travel between Avon & Vail - car, shuttle...?

Learning the bus schedule is very complicated. Vail lists a few lots to the west, but one of them will have a nasty sign up saying you can't park there. You end up parking across the street from Safeway and catching a bus. Scroll down my web site for more info. Check the bus schedule before going, but if it were me, I'd plan on parking across from Safeway. Vail is not free parking friendly.

http://www.nogodforme.com/Vail2013.htm

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4. Re: Travel between Avon & Vail - car, shuttle...?

"Insider" guide to Vail parking and other stuff:

http://pdsdata.net/insider.htm#parking

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