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Breckenridge: Draft EIS for Peak 6 expansion released

Public comment period runs through July 25

A draft map of a proposed terrain expansion on Peak 6 at Breckenridge. Click on the image for a larger view.

By Summit Voice

BRECKENRIDGE — The Forest Service today released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Breckenridge Ski Area Peak 6 expansion. It’s available for review online at the Forest Service’s Breckenridge Ski Resort Peak 6 Project web page.

Citizens are also invited to a series of open houses to further understand and discuss the proposed project. Here are the scheduled locations, dates and times for the open houses.

Breckenridge Open House — June 23 from 4-7 pm
Beaver Run Ballroom
Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
620 Village Road, Breckenridge

Front Range Open House — July 7 from 4-7 pm
Forest Service Region 2 Office
740 Simms Street, Golden

Breckenridge Ski Resort Peak 6 Site Visit — July 14
To attend the site visit, please RSVP by July 7 to Shelly Grail Braudis at (970) 262-3484, or email her at sgrail@fs.fed.us.

In addition, the Forest Service will be discussing the DEIS at the next Breckenridge Town Council meeting on June 14 at 3:45 pm. This is not a public comment forum, but interested citizens can attend and listen to the discussion.

Visit the Peak 6 expansion page on the Summit Voice for more background and history.

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5 Responses

  1. There is an amazing amount of misinformation in the DEIS. We have a lot of work ahead of us.

  2. Whether Vail Resorts plans to market the new terrain to increase peak-day visits or not, I don’t see how they can prevent it. Although there isn’t any new lodging being built specifically on Peak 6, not everyone who skis here stays in Breckenridge now, so I don’t see how the lack of a high-rise at the base of Peak 6 is going to prevent an increase in skier visits.

  3. I’m a Breck resident who supports the Peak 6 development. It’s great that there will be new steeps to navigate on powder days.

    • What steeps are those? The “purpose and need” for the Peak 6 expansion is to provide more groomed, intermediate terrain. If you’re talking about hike-to terrain, you can go that already without the expansion.

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