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Beaver Creek women’s downhill course approved

Special to the DailyThe dotted blue line at left shows the proposed women's downhill race course on Beaver Creek Mountain. The dotted blue line at right shows the proposed women's giant slalom course. The purple line in the center shows the existing men's Birds of Prey race course.

Special to the DailyThe dotted blue line at left shows the proposed women's downhill race course on Beaver Creek Mountain. The dotted blue line at right shows the proposed women's giant slalom course. The purple line in the center shows the existing men's Birds of Prey race course.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Forest Service has approved several projects on Beaver Creek Mountain in preparation for the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.—-

The projects were designed to enhance and sustain Beaver Creek’s ability to provide a world-class venue for alpine ski events. The include:

• A new women’s downhill racecourse.

• A women’s giant slalom racecourse using portions of existing ski trails on Grouse Mountain.

• Modifications to the existing men’s downhill racecourse.

• Replacement of Red Tail Camp and expanded finish area.

• A new domestic water tank to supply the new Red Tail Camp facility and Beano’s Cabin.

“This Final Environmental Impact Statement is the result of a careful and thorough review including extensive outreach and collaboration with the public and our partner agencies,” said Scott Fitzwilliams, White River National Forest supervisor. “This decision ensures Beaver Creek’s stature on the World Cup alpine ski racing circuit, provides improved facilities to the recreating public and showcases the National Forest to the world.”

Implementation of the decision is subject to a 45-day appeal period.

Interested public may read the environmental impact statement and final decision by visiting www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=33695. For further information on this project, contact Don Dressler, winter sports administrator with the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, at 970-827-5157 or drdressler@fs.fed.us.

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