Crested Butte Teo 2 Expansion CBMR Needs Your Help
You may have received an email (or not) from CBMR recently with information about the current status of the Teo 2 Expansion on Mt. Crested Butte to add additional intermediate skier terrain. You probably recall (doesn’t it seem both like one year ago and a decade ago) that the Snodgrass Ski Terrain Expansion stalled in the NEPA process and one of the key reasons cited by the US Forest Service was a “lack of public support”. Let’s not let that happen again – please consider that there has been countless studies done and exit polls of skiers that support the addition of more intermediate skier terrain for the Crested Butte Mountain Resort – and the folks who opposed the Snodgrass expansion (a vocal minority) were insistent that any additional expansion should be on Mt. Crested Butte. And so here we are today with the opportunity to help in the process and support the expansion on Mt. Crested Butte. I support this and I hope you will also.
Crested Butte and CBMR needs your help to provide some positive comments to the US Forest Service before DECEMBER 5, 2015.
See email below and Go to Links here:
More information about the Crested Butte Teo Expansion
To leave a comment click on the green box in the upper right hand corner of the US Forest Service or click Crested Butte Teo Expansion Comment
Here is the contents of the email from Ethan Mueller – CBMR President:
Crested Butte Mountain Resort friends and neighbors,
As you may or may not know, the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service), Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider and disclose the anticipated environmental effects of implementing select projects from the Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) 2013 Master Development Plan (MDP). The proposed projects include a Special Use Permit (SUP) boundary adjustment, the addition of lift-served terrain, installation of additional snowmaking infrastructure, realignment of the existing chairlifts, and supplemental mountain biking trails. A Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2015, initiating a 30-day public comment period.
We are asking for your support for the Teo Expansion project, summer use improvements, snowmaking upgrades and other facilities enhancements. For your convenience please go to http://crestedbutte-eis.com/information/ to learn more about CBMR’s proposal. We also encourage that you submit a comment while visiting this website which will be directly submitted to the U.S. Forest Service (see the green box in the upper right-hand corner of the home page).
Public open houses will be held today and tomorrow and we would love to see you there:
November 18, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center (275 S. Spruce Street, Gunnison, CO 81230) and; November 19, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ballroom at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square (620 Gothic Road, Crested Butte, CO 81225).
Below are a few facts to assist in formulating your comment, we hope you feel inclined to do so.
Purpose and Need
The Forest Service is responding to an application submitted under the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 and Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 (SAROEA) by CBMR to implement projects from their accepted MDP. In the MDP, CBMR identified a deficiency in developed intermediate/advanced terrain compared with CBMR’s skier and rider market. It also noted a slight deficit of developed expert terrain. The MDP also identifies a need to enhance summer recreation activities (consistent with the SAROEA) in order to meet increasing guest expectations.
The GMUG, through acceptance of CBMR’s MDP, has identified a need to:
Meet increased public demand for developed intermediate, advanced, and expert terrain ski terrain by developing the main mountain;
Increase the total amount of developed and undeveloped terrain and ski pods, with an emphasis on intermediate and advanced skiers, in order to improve the skiing opportunities for guests and thereby extend their length of stay;
Provide an expanded offering of additional recreational activities for year-round utilization of existing facilities, consistent with summer use impact zones in the MDP;
Continue to increase the quality of the facilities to meet the ever-increasing expectations of the local, regional, and destination skier markets; and
Improve skier circulation and opportunities by realigning the North Face chairlift and adding snowmaking infrastructure.
500-acre SUP boundary adjustment
100 acres of developed trails
5 new Intermediate trails – average length=3,687 feet long
4 new Advanced trails – average length=3,809 feet long
300+ acres of gladed terrain
10 new gladed trails – average length=2,034 feet long
88 acres of vegetation/tree removal required
Lift-served access to Teo 1 and Teo 2 bowls – 125 acres
Two new lifts
Teo Park Lift
Fixed Grip triple – 3050’ length, 500’ vertical
Teo Drainage lift
High speed quad – 6000’ length, 1625’ vertical
Replacement of North Face T-Bar lift
New NF lift – Fixed Grip triple – 4300’ length, 1450’ vertical
32 acres of new snowmaking coverage
Championship, Black Eagle, Lower Gallowich, Rachel’s, Shep’s Chute
Mountain Biking Trails
15 new miles of downhill and cross-country mountain biking trail.
Additional multi-use hiking trails
Thank you for your interest and support of these projects. If you have any further questions on the project, please email John Sale (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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