Mar 28, 2013 10:05 AM by Adam Atchison
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is getting mixed messages from skiers and environmentalists over plans for a trail for skiing on Burnt Mountain.
Forest Service coordinator Jim Stark says responses have been half and half.
The Aspen-Sopris Ranger District invited public comment on Aspen Skiing Co.'s plan to add a 3,100-foot-long trail that would lead skiers and snowboarders from 230 acres of gladed terrain added on Burnt Mountain this winter to the Long Shot trail on the western side of Burnt Mountain.
According to the Aspen Times, the Forest Service says trees will need to be cleared to create a path that has drawn sharp criticism.