Summit County, Colorado, Mountain Winter Ski Parking Guidelines, 2018-19

By Caitlin Row | Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This article was updated for 2019.

Where to park is the persistent question for skiers and snowboarders, whether they're locals, out-of-state visitors or Weekend Warriors from the Front Range. After all, no one wants to waste time looking for parking on a powder day.


There are many parking options around Breckenridge, though much of it is paid parking during the day. Town of Breckenridge offers the following information.

  • Downtown streets (Main Street, Ridge Street, Lincoln, Ski Hill, Washington and Adams, for example) offer paid parking from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parking on streets is free from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. There is no parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Free parking is offered from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Wellington Lot (100 N. Main Street Alley) offers 46 parking spaces near the gondola on North Main Street. Paid parking is offered from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during winter months. Parking is free from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m. There is no parking during winter months (November through April) from 2 to 6 a.m.
  • F Lot (350 S. Park Avenue) offers 179 parking spaces on S. Main Street. This lot is located near Peak 9, Riverwalk Center, shopping and restaurants. Paid parking is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the wintertime. Parking is not allowed from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tiger Dredge Lot at Riverwalk Center (300 S. Park Avenue) offers 199 parking spaces. Paid parking is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the wintertime. Parking is not allowed from 2 to 6 a.m.

Click here for more information about Breckenridge parking.


Keystone Resort offers free and paid lots at its River Run Base Area and Mountain House Base Area. At the River Run Base Area, the River Run Gondola Lot is free; Hunki Dori and Gold Bug lots are paid. Paid lots at the Mountain House Base Area include E Lot, D Lot, A Lot and B LotLearn about drop-off locations, overflow parking and family parking by clicking here.

Copper Mountain

Those visiting Copper Mountain can access free parking in the Alpine and Far East lots. Paid parking is reserved for interior lots like Ten Mile Circle, Beeler, Chapel, Flyer, Triple Treat, Union Creek, Wheeler and more. Pricing varies. Click here for more parking information and a map.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area offers both free and paid parking options. Free lots include Early Riser, High Noon, Last Chance and Upper Last Chance. Paid parking is available for 200 spaces in the Early Riser lot and in the Admin Lot (ask an attendant or inquire at the Season Pass Office for more information). Learn more about getting to A-Basin here.

About the Author Caitlin Row
Caitlin is a High Country local. She loves to ski, play in the snow (preferably with her dog) and taste all Summit County has to offer.