The public is invited to an information meeting on March 23 to learn about proposed developments within the Taos Ski Valley resort, which are undergoing a review process mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act.

The Carson National Forest is seeking comments on its draft Environmental Assessment for improvements proposed by Taos Ski Valley, Inc., including the company's proposed gondola project, which would connect the resort's frontside main base with the Kachina basin.

The resort operates on U.S. Forest Service land under a special use permit that will be up for renewal again in 2054. The proposed improvements were identified in the ski corporation's updated Master Development Plan, which was accepted by the U.S. Forest Service in late 2021.

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Russel Wilson

This is probably why they are chasing generational ranchers off their grazing permits… so that they can expand without regards to Taos families.

Phaedra Greenwood

For hundreds of parcientes along the Rio Hondo, many of whom cannot drive at night on snowy roads in the dark, or who are under Covid restrictions, we have requested of Taos Ski Valley and the Forest Service that another meeting be held in Taos, Seco or Arroyo Hondo. This would show goodwill and transparency. We also request an extension from 30 days to 60 days for the comment period in which to gather information and understand the complicated NEPA process. Let's work together to preserve our precious watershed all along the Rio Hondo. Thanks.

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