After the U.S. Forest Service supporting the Breckenridge Ski Resort’s development proposal expansion on Friday, June 10, 2011, things are advancing. Breckenridge has been wanting to develop 550 acres on Peak 6, including the building of a six-person lift and 150-seat guest services facility to be located at the midstation, however had adverse support by local environmentalists.
In a recent new release, Senior Vice President of Breckenridge Pat Campbell remarked, “We are excited to see the approval process move forward because we firmly believe the proposed Peak 6 expansion will greatly enhance the recreational experience for our guests.”
The reason of opposition from some of the environmentalist community is with this expansion would possibly negatively effect the wildlife in the area.
The proposal has been released publicly on Friday and it will be available for a 45 day commenting period. To see the USFS Report, go here: http://www.breckenridgepeak6.com/
You can also find the complete story from The Denver Post by Justin T. Hilley here.