At long last, Copper Mountain Resort is set to move ahead with installation of a new lift on the north side of Tucker Mountain. The lift was originally approved in 2006, but according to the January 5 scoping notice from the U.S. Forest Service, the exact path of the lift has changed slightly. Pending results of the new environmental review, the lift could be built this summer. No word yet as to whether Copper will expand snowcat skiing
The agency will take comments on the proposal through Jan. 30 via email at [email protected].
The new alignment would result in less ground disturbance and tree removal but there are several other project components that haven’t been subject to an environmental study, including installation of new composting toilets at the base of the Mountain Chief lift, a new communications tower, snow fences on Tucker Mountain and some grading around the base of the new Tucker Mountain chair.
The agency will study the impacts of a proposed new section of mountain bike trail near the American Eagle chairlift at the same time.
Read the full scoping notice and get comment links here.