CREEDE – Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas recently signed a decision notice approving the Wolf Creek Ski Area Meadow Lift Development Project. The project will occur within the Wolf Creek Ski Area special use permit boundary on the Rio Grande National Forest.
The Meadow Lift will be approximately 2,100 feet in length with eight towers and terminals. A 50 by 80 foot multi-use building will be constructed for storage during the summer and as a service area during the winter. Two sections of gravel road, totaling less than a quarter mile, will be constructed to access the lift for construction and maintenance. An underground powerline will be installed under an existing closed Forest Service road and new access road. Up to 50 acres may be cleared of trees and revegetated to provide open skiing terrain in the new Meadow Lift and existing Elma Lift areas.
Wolf Creek Ski Area’s 2012 Master Development Plan introduced the concept of the Meadow Lift for future development. Although the Rio Grande National Forest accepted the 2012 Master Development Plan, implementation of any project within Wolf Creek Ski Area’s special use permit area is contingent on site-specific environmental analysis.
Contact the Divide Ranger District for more information about the Meadow Lift Development Project at 719-657-3321.