No Snow Job: Owner Wants $500K for Vail Parking Spot

Space at prime ski destination may appeal to recession-proof snow bunnies
By Michael Roston,  Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2008 2:44 PM CST
A car park at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, circa 1955, when parking spaces probably weren't valued at $500,000 each.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – America’s economy may be going downhill, but evidently not in the ski destination of Vail, Colo., where one resident is offering a parking space close to prime slopes for $500,000, the Vail Daily reports. “There’s always somebody out there who has money to spend on a good Vail parking spot,” reasons its owner.

The space is in a heated, indoor garage, just one block from an express chair lift for the skier who doesn't have any time to waste. If times are tough, but you’ve got to get to the powder, the garage has another space on offer for only $385,000. But act fast: Tough times haven’t stopped 15-20 customers from inquiring after that “cheaper” space.