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Copper Mountain’s $5 parking at Alpine lift is offensive; not a convenience to locals

Copper Mountain recently announced, “resort officials envision $5 a day parking for locals with season passes.”

I must say, this is one of the more self-

serving, uninspired visions I’ve heard in quite some time.



Jim Spenst, vice president of operations, said, “It’s really about convenience for locals.” I believe the term “crock” is appropriate.

To announce the first 100 locals who have loved and supported Copper Mountain for years will be convenienced by a paid parking lot at the base of the Alpine lift is an insult.



Perhaps my information is wrong, but what I see in the vision of resort officials is a way to squeeze an extra $500 a day out of an otherwise vacant dirt lot, similar to those we used to park in for free at the village center.

I love skiing at Copper Mountain. It’s one of my favorite local areas. However, this cheap ploy is offensive. It’s free or it’s for people who don’t live here. Get it? Makes me sick.


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