Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has received official notice that the U.S. Forest Service has accepted its proposal for expansion. The notice initiates an environmental review of the project through the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Don’t get too excited however, this review could take up to two years. “This is a really exciting step for us,” said Erica Mueller, CBMR’s director of innovations and relations. “It’s cool to be looking toward the future and moving in a good direction as a resort and as a community, but it will take time.”

The proposal, submitted to the Forest Service this spring, is for a 500-acre expansion into the Teocalli Drainage. The expansion would include additional intermediate and advanced skiing and riding, as well as mountain biking. Additionally it includes an adjustment to the resort’s Special Use Permit Boundary so it can expand to the back of Crested Butte Mountain. Click here for full the story in the Crested Butte News. It will be exciting to see how this evolves and when and if new terrain is opened in the future.

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