Quality of life being compromised
Participants in a recent site visit to Peak 6 stop for lunch near the location of the proposed top terminal of a new six-seat chairlift.
Dear Mr. Fitzwilliams and staff,
I write in opposition to the Peak 6 expansion. As a 20 year resident and business owner, I have watched Breckenridge evolve from a charming ski town to a “ski city” stumbling to keep on its feet. The towns infrastructure can barely handle the existing traffic, and I believe more thought should be put in to this proposal because of this. I live here for the superb quality of life, but this too is slowly becoming compromised.
As a business owner I can appreciate the town wanting to increase revenue, but at what cost? Bigger is not always better … but Vail’s marketing plan is a good one. They certainly have the most to gain from this, as do their shareholders. More terrain to advertise is by far the best option for them.
The beetle kill has had a devastating effect on both the landscape and wildlife here. More time needs to be spent understanding the long term repercussions of this. Coupled with the town’s unbridled growth and development, we can’t be sure of the impact if we rush in to action for those precious dollars.
Enough is enough. The ski area is huge and on this trajectory it will never end. When will we be able to say no?
Thank you for your consideration and taking the time to read this.
Cassidy Brush, LEED AP
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