Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Summit Lift "On Hold"

The future of the Breckenridge Ski Resort's proposal to add a new lift and replace an existing one is tangled in U.S. Forest Service red tape.

Recently the Forest Service withdrew its approval for the Summit Lift granted to the ski resort on Jan. 20 by its district ranger in Dillon.

The Forest Service said Rick Newton (the district ranger) did not have sufficient authority to approve a long-term project.

The (new?) final decision will be made by the forest supervisor of the White River National Forest, Mary Beth Gustafson.

Breckenridge Ski Resort spokeswoman Emily Jacob said the company is working with the forest service to resolve the issue. "We are hopeful the project can be completed this summer," Jacob said.

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