The Aspen Times reports Pitkin County Planning Zoning Commission approved the second attempt by Aspen Mountain for their proposed terrain expansion into Pandoras. After already receiving approval from the U.S. Forest Service, the mountain will face an uphill battle while seeking authorization from the county commissioners. When this same proposal reached the county commissioners in 2019, it was rejected after a 2-2 vote resulted in a stalemate.
The Pandora’s Expansion would include the following: A new high-speed detachable quad, 153 acres of new skiable terrain(71 acres being glades, while the other 82 would be from fifteen developed trails.), a new ski patrol headquarters, and an access road from the Northstar trail to the base of the new lift. Some trails would be extended, such as Walsh’s, Hyrup’s, and Kristi’s.
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