Snodgrass Update: Apparent U-Turn By US Forest Service

The United States Forest Service issued a letter to Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) on November 5, 2009 denying the resort the ability to enter into the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process with its Snodgrass Mountain expansion proposal.  Apparently, this decision comes after the resort has been working with the Forest Service on the Snodgrass expansion proposal for the past five years.  Additional information regarding this decision may be obtained by going to the website.

CBMR says: “The resort feels that the manner in which this proposal has been dismissed is contrary to the procedure created and endorsed by Congress and the public’s right to comment on the use of public lands has been revoked by this Forest Service decision. Crested Butte Mountain Resort has vowed to appeal this unjust decision and your help is necessary to turn the decision around.  We need you to write our congressional delegation and the Forest Chief Tom Tidwell.  Please go to for contact information for our delegation and the Forest Service.  There are also form letters there for your use.
“We also want to encourage everyone to become a friend of “Friends of Lifts on Snodgrass” at  This will be the primary Facebook page for the community wide efforts of support!”

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