May 14, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Summit County Citizens Voice "Beaver Creek gets final OK for race course upgrades"

Congratulations to Beaver Creek Resort!

Bob Berwyn:
"SUMMIT COUNTY — Beaver Creek Ski Area last week got the final Forest Service OK for a several on-mountain projects that will help the resort prepare for the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.

Improvements include:
  • A new women’s downhill racecourse
  • A women’s giant slalom racecourse using portions of existing ski trails on Grouse Mountain
  • Modifications to the existing men’s downhill racecourse
  • Replacement of Red Tail Camp and expanded finish area
  • A new domestic water tank to supply the new Red Tail Camp facility and Beano’s Cabin
The final environmental study and formal record of decision by White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliam are online at the White River NF website.

Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams said improvements will help showcase skiing on national forest lands and touted public collaboration in the review and decision-making process.

The project was designed to enhance and sustain Beaver Creek’s ability to provide a world-class venue for Alpine ski events. All activities are within Beaver Creek’s Forest Service-administered Special Use Permit boundary....."  (Read more?  Click title)

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