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  • Phone: 970-328-2680
    Fax: 970-328-2687

    Eagle County Regional Airport
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    Physical Address:
    219 Eldon Wilson Road
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637  

Airport receives grants for equipment building

Contact: Greg Phillips Aviation Director at 970-328-2648 or

The Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) has been awarded over $3 million in grants to construct a new snow removal equipment building at the airport. The grants include $1.76 million from the Federal Aviation Administration and $1.4 million from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Total cost of the facility will be approximately $5 million, with the balance to come from airport fund reserves. 

According to EGE Aviation Director Greg Phillips, the cost of a new piece of snow removal equipment ranges from $300,000 to $600,000. “We have 16 pieces of expensive equipment that currently sit out in the elements year round, with limited space to maintain them properly,” said Phillips. “We are grateful for the financial support we received from the FAA and from CDOT in meeting our need to protect and maintain these critical investments. We're also pleased that this project will be constructed without any financial burden to local taxpayers,” he said.

In addition to equipment storage, the building will include an area for maintenance, parts storage, and administrative and training space. For more information on the project, contact Phillips at 970-328-2680. For information on EGE or to book flights, visit