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Commissioners to comment on Peak 6 expansion

BOB BERWYN
summit daily news
Summit County, CO Colorado

SUMMIT COUNTY ” The Board of County Commissioners will coattail on a Breckenridge comment letter to the U.S. Forest Service to comment on potential impacts from a proposed ski area expansion on Peak 6.

Breckenridge Ski Area wants to add a lift, a restaurant and about 450 acres of terrain on Peak 6, including about 67 acres of trails cut through the forest.

The Commissioners briefly discussed the town’s comment letter at a Feb. 19 work session, two days after a comment period ended, as specified by the U.S. Forest Service. The agency will continue to accept public comments after the deadline, said Peech Keller, who is coordinating the environmental review for the agency.

“Scoping is kind of informal. But we’d like to get the (commissioners’) comment letter as soon as we can,” Keller said.

The Breckenridge Town Council drafted a comment letter that outlines concerns about the overall carrying capacity of the town, as well as potential environmental impacts to wildlife habitat and water quality.

County commissioners said they had similar concerns, and that county also needs to look at things like traffic and parking, as well as emergency and medical services.