As Eldora expansion decision looms, opponents fear approval


NEDERLAND, Colo. | Environmental activists say they believe the U.S. Forest Service will approve the Eldora Mountain ski area expansion despite their complaints against it.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports ( ) that opponents of the expansion received a letter from Acting Deputy Regional Forester Daniel McCusker and other Forest Service staff July 30 in response to objections made by Boulder County commissioners, the Middle Boulder Creek Coalition, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and others.

In the response, it says improvements to facilities within the ski area’s current boundaries are expected.

Environmentalists fear potential damage to the environment and wildlife corridor along Middle Boulder Creek that could result from expansion that could include a new detachable six-chair ski lift.

The Forest Service’s final record of decision is expected in the near future.

Information from: Daily Camera,