The Plan

ELDORA MOUNTAIN RESORT (Eldora Ski Area) is proposing to expand outside its current permitted boundary down toward Middle Boulder Creek and Hessie.

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MBCC is not opposed to many of the proposed improvements mentioned in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) only the expansion beyond current boundaries.

Many MBCC members ski regularly at Eldora and are fine with the ski area’s plans for most of their proposed improvements, but MBCC strongly opposes the expansion of lifts and runs below the existing Indian Peaks lift.

As depicted in Alternative 2 in the DEIS, the vast majority of the expansion would occur on the north side of the ski area, in the area below the existing Indian Peaks lift. Five new runs and one new lift terminal are proposed for construction between the existing lifts and Middle Boulder Creek.

A new proposed Jolly Jug lift described in Alternative 3 also will go beyond current ski area boundaries, with a lift terminal close to Jenny Creek. The popular Jenny Creek Forest Access trail will cross four ski runs.

The Middle Boulder Creek Coalition opposes the proposed expansion of Eldora Mountain Resort beyond its current boundaries.

Overall, it is our contention that the lands on the south side of Middle Boulder Creek between the community of Eldora and Hessie remain as high quality habitat and a wildlife movement corridor, a scenic backdrop to a major gateway into the Indian Peaks, and a buffer between the noise of the ski area, backcountry travelers, and the town of Eldora.

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