SS trail expansion?
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DWW
September 26, 2005
Member since 03/11/2004 🔗
144 posts
This EPA posting indicates that SS is planning some trail expansion.

http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-SPECIES/2005/September/Day-07/e17672.htm

My guess is this is related to the new Soaring Eagle Lodge and the planned replacement/relocation of the Widowmaker lift. My guess is they will widen the Widowmaker and or J-Hook and add a couple new runs around the ridge.

I copied one of the paragraphs below:

The applicant proposes to construct additional downhill ski slopes and expand an existing trail at Snowshoe, to accommodate the projected increase in skiers, particularly beginners and intermediate skiers, and the demand for skiable terrain. In connection with ski slope expansion, SMI proposes to complete a parking area expansion to alleviate traffic congestion as a result of the projected increased recreational use of the resort. Finally, SMI is proposing to develop an area in which to store some equipment, including snowplows, bulldozers, buses, trucks, earth graders, backhoes, and landscaping equipment. It is necessary to house this equipment in a centrally located area to ensure that heavy equipment traffic on the main road is minimized. The proposed activities are expected to remove approximately 43 acres of forest.
Ullr
September 26, 2005
Member since 11/27/2004 🔗
531 posts
You said in the following post on 8/30/05 that they would have this done for 2006, now it looks like they have just filed their application.

http://www.dcski.com/ubbthreads22/showfl...0&fpart=all

Quote:

Thier next move (2006) will be putting in a high speed lift to replace Widowmaker and adding several new trails around the basin ridge to widowmaker.




Like I said then, with that outfit, I will believe it when I see it.........................
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