Community Will Have Additional Opportunities to Provide Comments and Insights
Jackson, Wyoming– The Town of Jackson (TOJ), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Snow King Mountain Resort (SKMR) have been working collaboratively to engage the local community in the process of updating the Snow King Planned Resort District Master Plan.
Snow King entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the TOJ in July of 2017 to establish the terms and responsibilities of the Town and Snow King Resort Master Association (SKRMA) as it relates to the update of the Snow King Planned Resort District Master Plan. The TOJ agreed to be a cooperating entity and support the USFS commencing its review procedure for the Snow King Forest Service Master Plan.
The Jackson Town Council hired a facilitator consultant and assembled a 16-person stakeholder group appointed by the TOJ to discuss the proposals and weigh community benefit. Stakeholders engaged in seven stakeholder meetings, providing knowledge and working cooperatively with other members to discuss proposed options for Snow King Mountain Resort (SKMR). Members of the community at large were invited to actively participate in the process by attending three open house engagement meetings, submitting public comment to the stakeholder group, and attending a stakeholder meeting to offer public comment.
Stakeholders presented their four proposed plans to the TOJ in early May and SKMR is working to update their Base Area Master Plan and project proposal letter to the USFS.
Moving forward the community will have additional opportunities to submit public comments and have their voice heard. Beginning in late September, the Jackson Town Council will meet to review the SKMR Base Area Master Plan Amendment and the leases which are part of the amendment. The USFS will be taking public comments beginning later this summer for projects proposed on USFS land.
Community input will continue to be gathered and weighed as this process continues through the summer and fall. A calendar for reference on the important dates regarding the Snow King process with the TOJ and the USFS can be found here.
Ryan Stanley, General Manager
Snow King Mountain