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Oct 25, 2012 3:37 PM by AP posted by Juice Godfrey

Forest Service accepts Arapahoe Basin expansion

KEYSTONE, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has accepted Arapahoe Basin Ski Area's master plan upgrades, including lift skiing in The Beavers backcountry area.

The long-term development plan accepted Wednesday includes skiing in the dangerous steeps beyond the resort's operating boundary. The plan would add more than 400 backcountry acres served by lifts.

According to the Summit Daily, the acceptance kicks off the permitting process, requiring ski area officials to complete an environmental impact study.

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