Breck Expansion Isn't Done Deal

Forest Service says Denver Post jumped the gun

Jun 15, 2011
Outside Magazine

A June 11 Denver Post article reported that Forest Service officials had approved a 550-acre development at Breckenridge Ski Resort, which would include a high-speed ski lift, new trails, and a 150-person lodge. But on Tuesday, Forest Service project leader Roger Poirier told the Summit County Citizen's Voice that the Post story was premature. "Contrary to what was printed in the Denver Post, no decision has been made yet," Poirier said. Instead, the agency will not finalize any plans until the conclusion of a 45-day open comment period. Still, some expansion will go forward—it's the details that remain up in the air. The plan has long been opposed by environmental groups, who have raised concerns over Lynx habitat destruction and watershed damage.

Read more at the Summit Country Citizens Voice

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