Top Stories October 12, 2020

Snow King Mountain Decision Made

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Jackson Ranger District of Bridger-Teton National Forest has released a Draft Record of Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Snow King Mountain Resort On-Mountain Improvements Project.  A year ago, the Forest released a summary of the draft alternatives that were developed based on public comment during the scoping period for this project. The alternative selected in the draft decision is Alternative 4, which includes a permit boundary adjustment, terrain development, a novice ski-way & summit access road, ski lift, conveyors, gondola, summit restaurant and guest services building, and zip-line along with mountain bike trails. A portion of Snow King Mountain Resort is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as a district under the National Historic Preservation Act. As such, the Bridger-Teton, Snow King, the State Historic Preservation Office and other historic preservation groups are signing a Memorandum of Agreement which commits to measures that mitigate potential changes on that historic landscape.