Forest Service asks for comments on new lift |

Forest Service asks for comments on new lift

Daily Staff Report

VAIL – Before Vail Resorts can build a new high-speed chairlift out of Lionshead, the U.S. Forest Service wants to know what the public thinks.The Forest Service is asking for public comments on the lift plan by Aug. 5 as part of an environmental review of the proposed lift.The new lift would be just west of the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. Vail Resorts intends to build 108 luxury condominiums near the lift base. The lift would also connect with the Pride Lift on Safari Trail.Before construction can begin, the resort company needs approvals from both the town of Vail and the Forest Service. Before signing off on the project, the Forest Service wants public comments as part of its review process.Comments about the lift can be sent to: Cal Wettstein, District Ranger, Holy Cross Ranger District, P.O. Box 190, Minturn, 81645. Comments can also be faxed to 827-9343.To learn more about the proposal, call or e-mail Dave Ozawa at the ranger district, at 827-5167, or e-mail, or, Colorado

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