Crested Butte community rallies around resort and proposed Snodgrass expansion

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 18, 2009 2:57 pm

Crested Butte Mountain Resort has filed a request with the U.S. Forest

Service to expand its terrain, under what it is calling the Snodgrass expansion.  On November 5, the ski resort received a letter from the Forest Service denying them the ability to enter into the public review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  This past Friday, over 300 members of the community attended a rally to voice their concern about the recent decision, and 83 percent of 700 respondents in a recent poll are supporting the expansion.  

This Friday, Mt. Crested Butte Mayor William Buck and community supporters will stage a protest of the decision at the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Golden, Colorado.  Snodgrass Mountain is located adjacent to Crested Butte Mountain, and would add 276 acres of intermediate and advanced skiing served by three lifts.