Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are working with Snow King Mountain Resort to modify expansion plans on the national forest.

The Bridger-Teton will not necessarily go with the modified option, but it will be included as an “alternative” in an upcoming environmental impact statement. Snow King Mountain Resort’s proposed action, which triggered the environmental review, will also remain an alternative.

Snow King originally requested 98 acres of expanded terrain, a new summit gondola, a larger and lower-grade access road and a variety of other projects.

Expansion plans also include a summit restaurant and guest services building, an observatory and planetarium at the summit, a wedding venue west of the summit building and a year-round yurt camp at the southern end of the permit area. Front-side mountain bike trails and a back-side mountain bike zone, hiking trails and a zip line are also in the mix.

See Wednesday’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a complete story on the new modified alternative.

Contact Mike Koshmrl at 732-7067 or env@jhnewsandguide.com.

Mike has reported on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's wildlife, wildlands and the agencies that manage them since 2012. A native Minnesotan, he arrived in the West to study environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

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