A story in last week’s Watch incorrectly reported that overflow parking for the ski season was “in limbo.” In fact, the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association Board of Directors on Nov. 20 voted to fund overflow parking, to be managed by the Telluride Ski and Golf Co., for this ski season. This decision came following considerable discussion at previous meetings about how the parking should be managed and funded.
A lengthy discussion about the timing of the commitment from TMVOA and the amount of funding took place at the Mountain Village Town Council meeting on Dec. 9. Council’s concern was not that funding had not been provided for this year, as the story erroneously reported, but rather that the town had not been sufficiently involved in determining how the parking would be managed, or how much it would ultimately cost.
Council’s direction to staff was to clarify the issues surrounding skier parking so that the matter can be resolved more efficiently next year.
As for TMVOA, it has worked over the last two years to define its proper role in providing guest services, including skier parking.
In a letter to The Watch, TMVOA board president Mike Wisniewski wrote that “Throughout the process, TMVOA was focused on building a successful Guest Services program for Mountain Village and its guests, in correlation with our mission of preserving and promoting a vital resort community for its members, with attention to creating a sustainable village with a vibrant economy.”