Open house will address Beaver Creek proposals |

Open house will address Beaver Creek proposals

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

MINTURN, Colorado – The Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District will host an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Avon Public Library to present the proposed Beaver Creek Mountain Improvements Project. Interested members of the public can learn more about proposed projects at Beaver Creek Mountain in preparation for the upcoming 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.

Forest Service personnel and resort staff will be on hand to discuss the proposed improvements, review maps, and answer specific questions from the public. The proposal, designed to enhance and sustain Beaver Creek’s ability to provide a world-class venue for alpine ski races, is within Beaver Creek’s Forest Service-administered special use permit boundary.

“We welcome the public to join us to learn more about Beaver Creek’s proposals and how they are seeking to enhance the visitor experience,” said Dave Neely, district ranger for the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District. -“Beaver Creek’s position as the only alpine ski racing World Cup venue in the United States that is entirely held on public land provides unique opportunities for us to partner and showcase the resort and the National Forest.”

The proposal includes:

• A new women’s downhill race course.

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

• Modifications to the existing men’s downhill race course.

• 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.

Over the coming months the Forest Service will review the project to consider potential biological and social effects. This analysis will be presented in an environmental impact statement scheduled to be completed with a decision next winter.

Interested public may read and comment on the project proposal by visiting, selecting “Land and Resources Management,” then “Projects,” and “Beaver Creek Mountain Improvements.” -For more information, contact Don Dressler, winter sports administrator, Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, at (970) 827-5157 or

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