The Forest Service recently issued a draft decision approving a Boulder-area ski resort’s expansion plans on the Roosevelt National Forest that are needed to make the resort a viable, sustainable and safer operation. The draft decision includes the addition of approximately 66 acres of ski trails, the creation of approximately 77 acres of tree and gladed skiing areas and modifications to approximately 42 acres of existing tree and gladed skiing. It also approves construction of a new food and beverage facility to provide seating for 850 skiers. The Forest Service noted that the ski area has been an important part of the traditional recreation experience provided in the area and the expansion will provide for enhanced opportunities for the skiing public with improved safety, especially in wind events.
US Forest Service confirms state regulations are binding on concessioners unless they conflict with federal laws
The US Forest Service recently reviewed Oregon laws which impose licensure, operational and structural requirements on campground concessioners operating on national forests within Oregon as