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1/8/15 | January Go Big





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  Media Contact
  Anna Cole
 307-739-2704
Anna.cole@jacksonhole.com

 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Improvement Projects Submitted to the Bridger-Teton National Forest

 

(January 8, 2015), Teton Village, WY - After a year of working with the Forest Service, resort management and the public, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) has updated its mountain Master Development Plan (MDP). This new plan is very similar to the existing MDP but now focuses on more lift service out of the base area, additional restaurant seats on the mountain and infrastructure for summer activities. It was formally accepted by the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) this past August.

The Forest Service is proposing to authorize the construction of several projects slated for installation over the next three years. Before that authorization can be granted, they will perform an Environmental Assessment (EA) of each proposed project. Assuming that no significant environmental impacts are found, the Forest Service will issue a Decision Notice based on the EA.

The projects include the following:

 

·                     Sweetwater 8 passenger gondola installation w/mid-station

·                     Eagle's Rest triple chair (reinstallation of the existing Sweetwater triple chair)

·                     Solitude conveyor lift installation

·                     Casper restaurant remodel/expansion

·                     Ski Patrol station at the top of the Bridger gondola

·                     Ashley Ridge run upgrade and realignment with skier overpass

·                     Wide Open run expansion

·                     Solitude run development

·                     Washakie and Grizzly run development

·                     Snow-making system expansion

·                     GazEx® avalanche system completion

·                     Hiking/Biking trail network redevelopment and expansion

·                     Via Ferrata installations

·                     Zip-line installation with modified alignment

 

Specific details about each project can be found on the BTNF website at: www.fs.usda.gov/projects/btnf/landmanagement/projects. You can also find the entire mountain MDP on the same website. Questions can be emailed to: info@jacksonhole.com

 

If you have any concerns about potential environmental impacts caused by the implementation of any of these projects, formal comments should be emailed to: comments-intermtn-bridger-teton-jackson@fs.fed.us

 

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About Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole continues to famously deliver legendary powder snow, 4,139 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding and a genuine "Last of the Old West" atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton and operating in Bridger Teton National Forest there is not a more spectacular setting for a destination resort in the world.  Now with 13 nonstop cities (and hundreds of connections) flying to the newly expanded airport, Jackson Hole is one of the most easily accessed destination resorts in the West. For route maps, ski packages, web cams, videos and more please visit jacksonhole.com or facebook.com/jacksonhole