Comments sought on Vail’s Chair 5 |

Comments sought on Vail’s Chair 5

MINTURN, Colorado ” The Forest Service is still seeking comment for proposed projects on Vail Mountain, including the replacement of Chair 5. Vail Associates has proposed to:

– Replace Chair 5 with a high-speed, four-person lift.

– Install a new high-speed, four-person lift from the bottom of Chair 5 to the top of the Game Creek lift.

– Build a new snowcat maintenance facility near Mid-Vail.

– Add new snowmaking equipment.

– Building new trails and surface lifts for racing on Golden Peak.

– Build a new, fine-dining restaurant near Patrol Headquarters at the top of Chairs 4, 5 and 11.

– Expand Vail’s operational boundary in Blue Sky Basin to create a cat-track above West Earl’s Bowl.

To comment, e-mail Or send a letter to Maribeth Gustafson, Forest Supervisor, c/o Roger Poirier, Winter Sports Program Manager, White River National Forest, P.O. Box 948, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602-0948. Or fax to 970-945-3266.

Include your name, address and phone number.

The comment period ends Dec. 17.

Vail Associates, a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, runs Vail Mountain on Forest Service land under special permit. It needs Forest Service approval for these projects.

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