Originally Posted by Mom
As I understand it, this is against the development of the Village, not the expansion of the ski area per se.
Yup. The ski area has nothing to do with this base development (which tells you a lot right there).
For those unaware, the ski area is pursuing an ambitious expansion- all related to skiing with no lodging, real estate, or even additional parking. The ski area expansion is generally favored, although there is some hesitation about the Matchless expansion encroaching into land currently permitted for elk hunting- land that is in a roadless area. However, none of the groups screaming about the base development monstrosity have lodged any complaints about the operation of the ski area. The ski area is family owned and pulled out of this real estate deal decades ago, which also is telling. In the eyes of the FS, both expansions are considered totally independently from one another.