This page provides a project overview, including the project's identified Purpose and Need, a summary of project components associated with the Proposed Action, and Scoping Notice figures at the bottom of the page.
Full details of the project proposal stage of the project, including the Project Proposal Letter and Project Proposal Acceptance Letter may be found within the Project Library page of this website.
The Forest Service is responding to an application submitted under the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 and Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 (SAROEA) by GTR to implement projects from their accepted MDP. In the MDP, GTR identified a need to improve the recreational experience and address shortcomings in their terrain offerings and operations in order to remain viable in the competitive destination skier/rider market.
To address the growth in the Idaho and Wyoming skier markets and to meet increasing guest expectations, GTR must continue to develop and improve its terrain and guest services offerings. These developments are in direct response to evolving consumer demands and the competitive regional and destination skier markets.
The CTNF, through acceptance of GTR's MDP, has identified a need to:
The Proposed Action consists of four primary project components, which are summarized in the following list. Full details for each of these project components can be found in the Scoping Letter, available in the Project Library tab of this website, and Proposed Action figures are provided at the bottom of this page.
Detailed instructions on how to submit comments for any/all component(s) of the Proposed Action are provided at the end of the Scoping Letter in the Project Library
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