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Lutsen Mountains Schedules Open Houses on Expansion Plan
June 1, 2017

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Lutsen Mountains Master Development Plan (MDP) to expand recreation services onto adjoining Superior National Forest (SNF) lands has been accepted by the U.S. Forest Service. The next step will be for Lutsen Mountains to apply for a Ski Area Special Use Permit (SUP) before authorization to proceed with future expansion plans for the ski area may occur. Processing the SUP will require following the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), including environmental review and analysis, consideration of alternatives and impacts. Plans include winter operations, ski runs and visitor services.

In preparing for this process, Lutsen Mountains has undertaken extensive planning following Forest Service procedures. The Master Development Plan will guide the next phase of planning, environmental review and permitting. As a part of that process, Lutsen Mountains invites the public to one of two public meetings on June 1, 2017 to preview the project MDP and the process moving forward.

Cook County Open House:

• When: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. - noon.

• Where: Summit Chalet, Lutsen Mountains

Duluth Open House:

• When: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

• Where: Pier B Resort, Duluth

For more information about the project proposal visit: http://www.lutsen.com/about/expansion-plan/special-use-permit/

About Lutsen Mountains: Lutsen Mountains is an adventure destination located along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Ski and snowboard operations include four interconnected mountains, 95 runs and a network of eight lifts. Summer activities include an Alpine Slide, sightseeing rides on Mid-America’s only mountain gondola and endless opportunity for hiking, mountain biking and all the outdoor adventure Cook County, Minn. has to offer. For additional information, visit lutsen.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/LutsenMountains and on Twitter at twitter.com/lutsenmountains.