“We are pleased with Forest Supervisor John Allen’s decision to select the proposed action alternative for resort and guest improvements at Mt. Bachelor over the next 10 years," said Dave Rathbun, the resort's president and general manager.

"We spent a great deal of time before the plan was submitted to the Forest Service to talk with the public and key stakeholders, to make sure the proposed projects were sound and made sense from perspectives other than just our own. 

"Several changes were made to the plan because of this collaboration.  The final plan submitted to the Forest Service was also well-aligned with the full range of forest management considerations, which we believe is another contributing factor to today’s favorable outcome,” Rathbun added.

All proposed improvements that were analyzed are within the Special Use Permit boundary for Mt. Bachelor.  No expansion beyond the current boundary is proposed.

Tune in tonight on NewsChannel 21 for reaction from skiers and boarders to the Forest Service approval and Mt. Bachelor's plans.

Here's a link to a page on the Forest Service Website with the final decision document and hundreds of pages of other related information.

For more information about the project, please contact Amy Tinderholt at 541-383-4708 or atinderholt@fs.fed.us