Mar 9, 2015 10:49 AM by News Staff
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a major Lake Tahoe ski resort's plans to expand its summer attractions.
The agency's Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit last month issued a draft decision in favor of the proposed Heavenly Mountain Resort Epic Discovery project.
Among other attractions, the resort on Tahoe's south shore is seeking to boost summer visitation by 45 percent with a mountain bike park, kayaking and paddle-boarding, zip-lines and mountain coasters.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that while most public comments to the Forest Service about the project were supportive, the Tahoe Area Sierra Club Group raised objections.
The Sierra Club says the project will increase traffic congestion and air pollution in the Tahoe Basin during the region's busiest time of the year.
The Forest Service is accepting public comment on the plan.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal
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