Letters to the Editor: Sun Down to stay same
December 22, 2003
Several months ago Vail Resorts, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service. initiated a public scoping process with respect to potential lift improvements in Sun Up and Sun Down Bowl.
The proposal, the replacement and upgrade of Chair 5 and the addition of a second lift in the Sun Down Bowl area, was intended to identify potential alternatives and encourage public comment on these options. This public process has been successful. Vail Resorts would like to thank everyone who shared their thoughts and suggestions with the community, Vail Resorts and the U.S. Forest Service.
Based on comments received, Vail Resorts intends to work with the U.S. Forest Service on studying an eventual replacement of Chair 5 (in the future as the lift reaches the end of its useful life). We will consider demand, capacity, speed, base terminal location, environmental impacts and other criteria as part of this process.
With respect to a new lift in Sun Down Bowl, Vail Resorts agrees with public sentiment that this terrain currently offers a unique ski experience that appeals to many of our guests. Based on that conclusion, Vail Resorts does not intend to pursue the concept of a lift in Sun Down Bowl and will continue to maintain the present experience of Sun Down Bowl for the foreseeable future.
Again, our thanks to everyone who participated in this public scoping process. Your comments and suggestions were sincerely appreciated.
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