OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON UMPA DRAFT AMENDMENT FOR BELLEAYRE MOUNTAIN SKI CENTER

The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is soliciting comments on the draft Unit Management Plan Amendment (UMPA) for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount, NY, published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) on July 13, 2022. The UMPA proposes the realignment and replacement of Lift 7 and installation of a skier bridge, alpine and Nordic trail modifications, improvements to and construction of hiking and mountain biking trails, including connections to the Shandaken Wild Forest, administration building expansion, connector staircase between parking lots, a gondola cabin maintenance building, a beginner area with conveyor lift, relocation of the previously approved snowmaking reservoir, and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at the upper and lower mountain parking lots. The link to the July 13, 2022, Environmental Notice Bulletin is available here.

The UMPA can be viewed electronically by visiting this link. Paper copies of the draft UMPA can be viewed at the Belleayre Mountain Discovery Lodge at 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount, NY; the Shandaken Town Hall at 7209 NY Route 28, Shandaken, NY; DEC Region 3 Offices at 21 South Putt Corners Road in New Paltz, NY; and at the ORDA Administration Offices at 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY.

Comments can be submitted online at this link or e-mailed to ORDAUMP@orda.org. Public comments can also be sent by mail to ORDA, Attn: Emma Lamy, Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Officer, 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York 12946.

ORDA is accepting comments on the UMPA until August 24, 2022.