Copper might open lot for locals |

Copper might open lot for locals

Planning commission approves

permit for temporary lot

COPPER MOUNTAIN – Copper Mountain’s new temporary lot won’t solve all of the resort’s parking woes, but it will help.

The Ten Mile Planning Commission approved the ski area’s application Thursday for a temporary parking lot at the base of the A-lift, just south of Copper Mountain’s free Alpine parking lot.

Jim Spenst, vice-president of operations, said the parking lot would be used for local day-skiers with season passes. Resort officials envision $5 a day parking for locals with season passes, as the lot will be at the base of the A-lift with no shuttle service or ticket sales.

The 1.8-acre lot would accommodate approximately 100 vehicles.

“It’s really about convenience for locals,” Spenst said, adding that the parking lot also would help augment the resort’s parking overall.

The Ten Mile Planning Commission approved a six-month temporary-use permit, though Spenst said the parking lot likely would be used only from the end of December through Easter.

While Copper Mountain has received approval for the parking lot, resort officials are still determining whether they will proceed with the plan, said Copper Mountain communications manager Ben Friedland.

Copper officials should reach a decision within the next week.

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