In a recent survey, the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber Of Commerce asked whether the Forest Service should reverse its decision and allow the proposed Snodgrass project into the NEPA process? They were not asking if people supported Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Snodgrass proposal only whether it should be given an open public hearing.

Of 736 respondents, 82% said yes. Click here to see the results.

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.


The long awaited U.S. Geological Survey report on Crested Butte’s Snodgrass Mountain has been made public after a lengthy review process by the US Forest Service.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and the US Forest Service conducted two in-depth geological hazards investigations with the goal of determining the suitability of Snodgrass Mountain for lift serviced alpine skiing. These two studies are in addition to several other studies that have been conducted on the mountain going as far back as 1976 making Snodgrass one of the most studied ski mountains in the country.


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