Parking for gondola riders a problem
Even though Heavenly Ski Resort’s $30 million Gondola is scheduled to open December 21, details concerning parking at the Crescent V Shopping Center have yet to be finalized.
The Gondola, part of the Park Avenue Redevelopment project, was originally going to have parking in the Grand Summit Resort Hotel when the Gondola opened, but delays have pushed back the start of construction on the hotel and parking garage until May.
President of Heavenly Dennis Harmon said Heavenly’s bus service, provided by Area Transit Management, will help bring Gondola passengers to the site. The bus service picks up at 43 locations and will deposit passengers at a bus loop near the gondola base station.
But for people who drive to the gondola, the only parking options this year will be at the Crescent V Shopping Center or at the casinos.
“The plan for the gondola since day one would be that you would park your car at the hotels and you would not have to use your car,” Harmon said. “I don’t think all day skiers will use the gondola. I think they will go to the California Base Lodge.”
Lew Feldman, attorney for Terry Hacket, owner of Crescent V, said people who want to park at the Crescent V parking lot and ride the Gondola will be subjected to a time limit, which will be enforced with towing. Who will enforce this and how long the time limit will be has not been decided, but details are expected to be finalized before the Dec. 21 opening, Feldman said.
“(Hacket) has been trying to formulate a plan to make sure he can handle the impacts of the gondola, and he is certainly concerned with protecting his tenants,” Feldman said.
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