Keystone kicked off its 50th opening day over the weekend with skiers and snowboarders once again enjoying the slopes but the Colorado resort has some even bigger news with the US Forest Service tentatively approving lift-served expansion into Bergman, Erickson bowls. The Summit Daily Reports the Forest Service’s draft decision on Keystone’s planned lift-served expansion “strikes a balance between protecting sensitive resources like wetlands while providing expanded recreational and economic opportunities at the popular ski resort.”
The expansion plan includes the construction of 13 ski trails in Bergman Bowl as well as three ski trails and gladed terrain in Erickson Bowl. The resort also plans to construct a detachable chairlift and a ski patrol hut in Bergman Bowl to serve skiers in the area, which is within resort boundaries and was previously accessed by paid snowcat or hiking. The plan also includes snowmaking infrastructure that would be added across 20 acres on proposed beginner and intermediate ski trails in Bergman Bowl. The Outpost Restaurant also would be expanded.
Excellent week in news for Keystone. Booya.