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post #31 of 36
RMSP+ for me. No Breck.
post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by fatbob View Post

But building a multistory on F lot will only add to congestion = more drivers thinking they can park close in. A free mandatory park n ride at Farmer's Korner on weekends would do a hell of a lot more.

They could possibly use the High School lot on weekends, but there are still times during the week that it is busy and the HS lot would not be available.

 

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But the town of Breck would probably make less sales tax revenue if day skiers get on a bus vs. possibly throw their stuff in the car and walk around town.   Maybe Frisco should pay for the bus from Farmer's Korner to Breck, as they would probably benefit.  

If Frisco was going to pay for it, I think they would want it to be at the transit center.

 

 

 

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I can see that.   Its interesting to see them trying to tax lift tickets and pass' for a company who has passholders who may never ski Breck.  I am very interested to see how this works out and how Vail Resorts sorts out the pass pricing.  

 

My understanding from one of the articles linked to is that the town of Vail has had a similar tax since the 1960s.  VR already does a lot of different accounting to separate out the revenue that is generated from their season passes.  i.e., when a portion of a resort is on private land (I think the Arrowhead area of Beaver Creek as just one example), then they separate out the portion of lift ticket rev that is earned from vertical feet on that portion and don't pay that as part of their USFS permit fee.  They may have to do something similar for state corporate income taxes.  My guess is that they probably just look at skier days to assign season pass revenue to a particular resort.  

post #33 of 36
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They could possibly use the High School lot on weekends, but there are still times during the week that it is busy and the HS lot would not be available.

 

 

There you go - available weekends and holidays/school break is a start.  It's already there - why not use it for the daily drive ins (or triggered once a certain metered traffic volume into town is achieved)?  I suspect the answer lies in a combination of "we want those people to hang around in Breck" although the reality is many drive back to Frisco/Dillon or the Front Range without spending apres $ and that in order to make it effective there needs to be a degree of compulsion about it. You might attempt to create compulsion with a big dot matrix sign saying ALL DAY PARKING AFTER THIS POINT IS FULL.

post #34 of 36
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http://www.summitdaily.com/news/17886784-113/breckenridge-vail-resorts-lift-ticket-tax-agreement-a-study

For what its worth seems like a compromise was reached and for the locals exercise your vote and do it proudly and wisely.

Salud
post #35 of 36
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http://www.summitdaily.com/news/17886784-113/breckenridge-vail-resorts-lift-ticket-tax-agreement-a-study

For what its worth seems like a compromise was reached and for the locals exercise your vote and do it proudly and wisely.

Salud

I had heard that on the radio.  It is good to see that they were able to come to an agreement.  Reading the article, I originally thought that the town may have gotten taken as the deal excludes not only season passes, but multi-resort tickets (and it was my understanding that most multi-day tickets were at the very lease good at Keystone.  In fact, I thought a single day ticket could be used at KS if someone wanted to go night skiing).  However, the article said that VR guaranteed a min annual payment of $3.5 M or over $2 per skier day based on 1.6 million skier days per season.    

post #36 of 36

Going to the privacy of the voting booth.... 

 

              I think I'll vote the way my employer wants me to.

 

Now if there was a question on the ballot about casino gambling.  Maybe there wouldn't be a parking issue.

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