Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Project Title: 2005 Unit Management Plan (UMP) Amendment for the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Area
Contact Person: Robert Davies
Albany, NY 12233-4250
Phone Number: (518) 402-9405
Project Location: Gore Mountain Ski Center, North Creek
Project Description: Revision of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation June 6, 2006 approval of the 2005 Unit Management Plan Amendment for the Gore Mountain Intensive Use Area (2005 UMP Amendment) to exclude the ski trails and lifts connecting Gore Mountain with the historic Ski Bowl (identified as Lifts #12 and #14 and trails #12-b through #12-j in Figure 1-1 of the 2005 UMP Amendment). This revised approval also calls for a supplemental SEQRA review of the impacts associated with these connecting ski trails and lifts in conjunction with the proposed Ski Bowl Village Project application currently pending before the Adirondack Park Agency.
Essex County - The Olympic Regional Development Authority, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed 2006 Unit Management Plan Amendment to the Whiteface Mountain 2004-2009 Unit Management Plan Update. Incorporated within the UMP amendment are provisions for the ski trail widening on the Niagara section of Upper Cloudspin trail, a bypass on a portion of the Excelsior trail, a bypass on a portion of the Lower Skyward trail, the construction of the Tree Island Pod ski trial system, the development of a new expert glade trail system, improvements to Pump House #1, improvements to the Easy Acres Lodge and a new access road between Parking Lot #5 and the maintenance garage are proposed within the existing Whiteface Mountain Ski Area. The project is located at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Route 86, Town of Wilmington, New York.
Contact: B. Hammond, Olympic Regional Development Authority, Route 86, Town of Wilmington, NY 12997, phone: (518) 946-2223, fax: (518) 946-7400.