I sent in comments last year on this project to the US Forest Service. The other day I got a CD from them with tons of details on the decision to approve snowmaking and add about 50% more ski terrain and lifts, including a cool aerial photo/map of existing and proposed ski area layout. Basically, the upgrade will be relatively modest, but allow the ski area to function on a more consistent basis for an uninterrupted season, say along the lines of an operation like Ski Santa Fe. The water they plan to access for snowmaking would otherwise go unused until demands rise around Flagstaff in the springtime. Last year I told Forest Service that offering a quality ski operation near Flagstaff would be an attraction to people from outside the area, like me, who would more likely consider the region for vacations or retirement...not that Arizona needs more of that kind of influx? I think it's a great decision for northern Arizona skiing. They are trying to appease the Indians by adding a cultural center in the new lodge if Indians will help design it. I concur with newfydog's comments on tradeoff between Indian and public interests.