The proposed action would amend the Summit Ski Area special use permit to extend Summit’s permit boundary northward to share a contiguous permit boundary with Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. No ground disturbance or vegetation removal is proposed.
The Mt. Hood National Forest (MHNF) is seeking public comment on the Summit Special Use Permit Boundary Extension Project, which proposes to amend the existing Summit Ski Area Special Use Permit (SUP) in order to extend its boundary northward to connect with the existing SUP area of the Timberline Lodge & Ski Area.
Background: Summit is located on the south slopes of Mt. Hood at the east end of the Village of Government Camp. Currently, the Summit SUP area encompasses approximately 52 acres, of which 19 acres comprises Summit’s alpine ski trail network. Summit has one chairlift providing lift access to seven trails of beginner to lower intermediate skier ability levels. In mid-2018, J.S.K. and Company acquired 100% of the Northwest Nordic, Inc. (NNI) stock. NNI’s 20-year special use authorization to operate Summit expires on December 31, 2026. In addition to the chairlift and associated trail network, the SUP area also includes the following facilities: Summit Base Lodge, a ticket building, Ski Patrol AFrame, maintenance/pumphouse building, Summit Sno-Park, as well as the Snow Bunny Snow Play Area, which is a nine-acre tubing venue located 2 miles east of Summit.
Summit Ski Area’s boundary extension to the Timberline border would be the first step towards a possible lift link between the two ski areas.
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