Dillon and Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger Districts propose fee 

increase at the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area

 

Silverthorne, CO (Monday, December 15, 2014) – The Dillon and Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger Districts propose to increase the fee at the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area (VPWRA) to cover the costs of operation. The fee would be increased to $9 per day and $100 for a season pass. The current fees to use the area are $6 per person per day and $40 for a season pass.  This current fee has been in place for over ten years and over time the cost to operate the area has increased with no commensurate increase in revenue. The authority to charge a special recreation permit fee is authorized by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.   

 

The fee revenue provides the following:

 

·                     A brochure/ map

·                     Groomed trails

·                     Managed parking

·                     Visitor information

·                     Forest Service patrols

 

“This proposed increase in fee revenue would allow for us to continue providing quality service at the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area,” says Jan Cutts, Dillon District Ranger. 

 

This proposal is supported by the Vail Pass Task Force, a volunteer group that provides oversight of the recreation area.

 

Feedback is requested on this proposal from users of the winter recreation area.   To comment, the public is requested to send an e-mail to wrnf_scoping_comments@fs.fed.us

 

For additional information, please call the Dillon Ranger District at 970-468-5400


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