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NEPA To Begin On Snow King Project

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Jackson Hole’s Snow King Mountain Resort yesterday revealed to the public some of their plans for future development of facilities on Snow King Mountain as submitted to the US Forest Service.  The proposal includes an additional ice rink at the events center, a gondola up the face of the King, a half pipe and terrain park and a possible conference and restaurant facility on the summit.  Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains, however that just because the plan was accepted by the Forest Service doesn’t mean all its provisions are approved. She says the Forest basically accepts in concept the master development plan that a ski area puts forth. Cernicek explains that the plan generally has a “shelf-life” of ten years.  She says “They give the forest service kind of their business outlook of what they would like to see within their permit area over the next ten years. Those individual phases of the plan are to be examined through the National Environmental Policy Act process which begins today and will offer the public an opportunity to weigh in during the scoping process which will commence shortly.

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