Breckenridge Ski Resort is pushing to expand its lift-served terrain into an area known as Peak 6, threatening a popular area for backcountry skiing. If you are unfamiliar with the proposal you should read the article on the Breckenridge Peak 6 expansion (2mb PDF file) that ran in the March 2011 issue of Off-Piste. Following is the note from Friends of Peak 6:
In a couple of short weeks, comments will be closed for what could be one of the most destructive proposals ever seen in modern-day Summit County. Sixty football fields worth of HEALTHY spruce and fir: Gone. Precious habitat and endangered species: Displaced. Quality of life for residents and guests: Diminished. This is the last chance to prevent a PERMANENT destruction to one of the last dense forest parcels in the Tenmile Range.
Your voice has made them notice. Now, more than ever, we need your letter to stop this project. It is designed to do little for crowds and everything for ski area marketing. Full details and info on how to comment.
Breckenridge Ski Resort photo: Ellen Hollinshead