Environmental document for Heavenly project now available | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Environmental document for Heavenly project now available

A final report and statement outlining the environmental impacts of a proposed Heavenly Mountain Resort project are now available to the public and one step closer to certification.

Under the Epic Discovery Project, Heavenly proposes to further expand the resort’s year-round recreational activities beyond skiing and snowboarding.

Some of the activities listed as possible additions in the project include canopy tours, hiking trails, an alpine coaster and a mountain bike park. All would be accessed using the Gondola at Heavenly Village.

Heavenly already opened some additional summer activities last June, including three new ropes courses and a 3,300-foot-long zip line. The Epic Discovery Project would add to those.

As noted in the environmental document, Heavenly’s proposed improvements are subject to “extensive, multi-level review and approval” by several agencies due to its location in the heavily regulated Tahoe Basin.

The TRPA Advisory Planning Commission is scheduled to review the document March 11 before it heads to the Governing Board for consideration, and possible certification, March 25 and 26.

The environmental impact report and statement document for the project are available online at http://www.trpa.org/document/projects-plans/.

Hard copies can also be found at the TRPA, located 128 Market St. in Stateline, Nev.; Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, located at 35 College Dr. in South Lake Tahoe; Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, located at 2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe; South Lake Tahoe Library, located at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe; and Douglas County Library Lake Tahoe Branch, located at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.

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