Fires on the Mountains: Loveland Basin, CO

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Loveland Basin, CO

A new quad chairlift that reaches to the ridgeline of the Continental Divide near Eisenhower tunnel is the object of a lawsuit brought against the Arapahoe National Forest by a local environmentalist, who contends that it opened up a huge wilderness area to off-piste skiers without proper public approvals. Five years ago the ski area envisioned a surface lift for the area, but when snowboarding became popular it changed to a chairlift, which it believed would have less impact on the land. The legal action is pending in federal court.

Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest Contact:
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest Office
240 W. Prospect Rd.
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Email: public_affairs/