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Beav’ plans new trails

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Beaver Creek Ski Resort is asking permission to cut a couple of new, small ski trails on the mountain this summer.

The resort, owned by Vail Resorts, needs permission from the Forest Service, which owns most of the mountain.

The projects include:

– A new trail that would connect the Moonshine and Buckboard trails. The 3.82-acre trail would required the removal of 1.87 acres of lodgepole pine, which are dead and infested with mountain pine beetles, and aspen.

“This trail will help alleviate crowding the lower mountain from the terrain park and the NASTAR course,” says a letter from the Forest Service.

A second proposal would create a beginners’ ski trail that would run from the top of Chair 16 in Bachelor Gulch to the bottom of the lift.

About 1.5 acres of lodgepoles and aspen would have to be cleared.

The Forest Service is seeking comments on these proposals. Send comments by Friday to Brian Lloyd, Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger, care of Don Dressler, Forest Service, PO Box 190, Minturn, CO 81645.

A decision is expected in July.

Beaver Creek operates on Forest Service land under special permit from the agency.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or

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