Breckenridge Peak 6 Expansion Update

Vail Resorts, the U. S. Forest Service and Breckenridge Town Council are still coming to terms on proposed Peak 6 Expansion of the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was released by the Forest Service for public review in June, and the review period was recently extended through August 26, 2011. The general public can review and comment on the DEIS online at

Breckenridge Ski Resort recently suggested it would support Alternative 2 in the DEIS (minus the proposed on-mountain restaurant), which includes 550 new acres of lift-served and hike-to terrain on Peak 6 within the ski area boundaries, the installation of a six-person detachable lift based on Peak 7 with a mid-point station on Peak 6 and the construction of a warming hut at the top of the mountain. The expansion would allow the resort to accommodate an additional 1,100 skier visits per day.

Additionally, resort executives signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in late July, where Breckenridge Ski Resort showed intent in mitigating social impacts of the expansion.
Since the release of the DEIS there have been several public forums, open houses and many opinions on the expansion. After the public comment period is complete, Forest Service officials will compile and respond to the comments and draft the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Peak 6 Expansion.

View the project timeline and next steps here.

Source: Summit Daily News, Summit County Voice
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