Vail Mountain may add terrain for training

Vail Mountain may add terrain for training
Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-08 19:04:06-04

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Federal authorities are looking at Vail Mountain's proposal to add 42 acres of skiable terrain for a training and competition area.

The Vail Daily reports that the U.S. Forest Service held a public meeting on the proposal last week. About 60 people attended, most of them in favor of the proposal.

The ski resort seeks federal approval to add 42 acres to Golden Peak in an effort to expand the training and competition area used by Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. The resort seeks to move its moguls course.

Aaron Mayville of the White River National Forest's Eagle and Holy Cross Ranger District said that the agency will analyze environmental and social impacts of the project.

There is no deadline for the agency to decide whether to allow the expansion.

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