Forest Service proposes changes to Aspen Skiing Co. for safety

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 1, 2011 1:09 pm

Aspen, Colorado — The U.S. Forest Service has completed an environmental assessment for a Forest Health Project on the four ski areas operated by Aspen Skiing Co.

The U.S. Forest Service proposed that dead and dying trees be removed and that lodgepole pine and aspen be regenerated on about 845 acres at Aspen Highlands, 185 acres at Aspen Mountain, 403 acres at Buttermilk and 2,694 acres at Snowmass

“The purpose of this project is to reduce risks to the public and to ski area infrastructure from falling trees and to create conditions that would promote improved forest health and hasten forest regeneration,” Aspen District Ranger Scott Snelson said.