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Steamboat briefs: Meadows Parking Lot closed through Friday

Meadows Parking Lot closed through Friday

— The Meadows Parking Lot has been closed this week and will reopen Friday morning, a Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. spokeswoman said. Shuttles will not run from the lot to the Gondola Transit Center until it reopens, Loryn Kasten said.

The free parking lot is on Pine Grove Road east of Mount Werner Road. It will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for closing weekend at Steamboat Ski Area.

“It’s a decision based on the traffic we’re seeing this time of year,” Kasten said.

She noted that it did open later in the day Tuesday and that it could open again if demand is high enough. Free shuttles normally run from the lot to the ski area from 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., she said.

The free Knoll Parking Lot on Mount Werner Circle will remain open. Kasten encouraged skiers and riders to use that lot, use free city transportation or carpool.

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