Copper Mountain Resort summer expansion plans move forward in Forest Service review
August 23, 2016
The White River National Forest has released an initial environment report for new activities and expansion plans proposed by Copper Mountain Resort. Proposed improvements include: construction and operation of an alpine coaster near the Center Village area, an intermediate mountain biking mountain trail, and snowmaking improvements.
"Copper's recent Master Development Plan identified a need to enhance the visitor experience, improve infrastructure, and provide additional year-round activities to engage guests," said Scott Fitzwilliams, supervisor of the White River National Forest. "This project is a great opportunity to connect guests with nature and encourage them to discover their National Forests."
Ski resorts on the White River National Forest provide recreation opportunities for over seven million visitors annually yet comprise a small portion of the forest's overall land base, and these visits mostly occur in the winter months.
"The project as proposed will help to diversify the summer amenities at Copper and will also provide great snow coverage for early season ski and snowboard training that is unique to Copper," said Bill Jackson, Dillon District ranger.
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