I have been researching about free parking at Vail and found out that there are two options: Vail Nordic Center and Donovan Park. I plan to head there during the weekdays on the first week of March. Seem like both places are available for free parking according to the calendar below:
I will be traveling from Frisco and will be at Vail only during the weekdays first week of March.
Which is better option for fast access to the back bowls and Blue Sky basin? Do the parking lots get filled up? If so, what time does the parking lot fill up?
If I park at Vail Nordic Center: It seem like the parking is actually at the golf course club house? Then I will have to take the golf course route bus (yellow) to Golden Peak which run every 30 minutes during the peak period so I will probably have to time my arriving quite precisely.
If I park at Donovan Park: It seem like the closest bus stop is Spruce creek? but I will have to walk further back to get to the bus stop. Seem like I can also just walk from Donovan Park to Cascade in about 10 minutes or so?