In the News:
Summit Daily News
| September 28, 2016
Breckenridge town council rebuts claim it reneged on parking garage promise
“In meeting after meeting, both in public and in private, we agreed with council that parking is a priority issue and has to be addressed. And we took council at their word when they promised us and our guests, the skiers and snowboarders who will be paying the tax, that an immediate parking facility in the town core was a major part of the plan that they very publicly declared had been ‘studied to death,’” said Buhler.
CBS – News 4 Denver |
September 27, 2016 10:46 PM
Parking Controversy In Breckenridge Is Back On The Slopes
“As CBS4 first reported last year, the Breckenridge City Council passed a lift ticket tax and promised to use the money for major parking upgrades. Now the resort is crying foul after the town decided not to build a new parking garage.”
The Denver Post
| September 23, 2016
"As proud Colorado corporate citizens, Vail Resorts is committed to supporting reasonable, responsible measures that do the right thing for our state, our company, our guests, our employees and our mountain communities. We have a duty to work with our community partners to find common-ground political solutions that serve the interests of every stakeholder. But we also have a responsibility to hold our partners — especially government leadership — accountable when they fail to uphold the campaign promises they make."
Summit Daily News | July 20, 2015
"Town of Breckenridge, Breckenridge Ski Resort at odds over funding parking, transit improvements"
“The town council is convinced the town needs a lift-ticket admissions tax to fund construction and maintenance of a new parking garage at the F-Lot at the south end of town as well as increased transit services.”
The Denver Post | July 27, 2015
“Breckenridge, Vail battling over proposed lift-ticket tax”
“Breckenridge for several months has been working a plan to ease congestion in the historic town. The plan calls for a 900-space, partially buried parking garage in the town core.”
The Denver Post | August 26, 2015
"Vail Resorts, Breckenridge reach agreement on lift ticket tax"
“Parking and transit are real issues for the Breckenridge community, and we are pleased to have an agreement that provides the town the funding required to address these needs,” said John Buhler, chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort, in a statement early Wednesday. “We have concerns regarding any tax increase, but reaching these terms protects the greatest number of Breckenridge guests.”