Public comment sought for Homewood ski permit

Published: Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B

The U.S. Forest Service's Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking for public input through July 1 on a 20-year ski-slope permit requested by Homewood Mountain Resort.

The permit would allow Homewood, a west Lake Tahoe resort, to continue to provide downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities on the Quail Lake parcel the Forest Service purchased from the resort in 2009.

Before the purchase, the parcel was used for skiing and snowboarding and for Homewood's grooming operation. Temporary permits were issued to authorize continued operations from 2010 to 2013.

The proposed 20-year permit would authorize the operation and maintenance of the ski runs known as Main Cirque, 55 Chutes, Wally's Folly, The Shoulder, Third Creek and Noonchester Traverse.

Avalanche control and grooming for emergency and skier access would be provided.

Comments may be submitted electronically to comments-pacificsouthwest-ltbmu@fs.fed.us using the subject line: Homewood Permit.

For more information, call (530) 543-2741, email jcfisher@fs.fed.us or go to www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/HomewoodSkiPermit.

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