USFS Accepts CBMR’s Proposal for Expansion
“Last week, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) received official notice that the U.S. Forest Service has accepted its proposal for a 500-acre expansion into Teocalli Drainage. The notice initiates an environmental review of the project through the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), which could take up to two years before a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is released.
“This is a really exciting step for us,” said Erica Mueller, CBMR’s director of innovations and relations. “It’s cool to be looking toward the future and moving in a good direction as a resort and as a community, but it will take time.”
The proposal, submitted to the Forest Service this spring, includes expansions for intermediate and advanced skiing and riding, mountain biking, and an adjustment to the resort’s Special Use Permit Boundary so it can expand to the back of Crested Butte Mountain.”