Sunday, March 02, 2008

Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center

An experimental Nordic trail loop at the Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center may soon become a more permanent addition to the Town of Breckenridge.

For the past two seasons, temporary permission, through Summit County and U.S. Forest Service, was given to groom the experimental trail that starts at the Jessie Mill site, goes up to the Preston town site and loops using Turnpike, Draw and Extension Mill routes.

Town staff is working on a Gold Run Nordic Center Master Development Plan through the forest service to continue the loop as well as look at future expansion.

A feasibility assessment of extending Nordic trails from the existing Gold Run Nordic Center into areas of the Golden Horseshoe began and was recently completed. According to a memo summary of the findings, the Golden Horseshoe is an “exceptional” location to expand operations.

Town staff will be pursuing a conditional use permit to proceed with phase one of the Nordic expansion.