Private Resort In Colorado Wins Preliminary Approval
SAM Magazine - Minturn, Co., May 23, 2007 - A private resort outside of Vail has won preliminary approval from the Minturn Planning Commission. Last night the Commission recommended that the Minturn Town Council approve the Ginn Development Company's private ski and golf community located outside the town on Battle Mountain. The proposed ski area, which would incorporate the abandoned mining town of Gilman, is also a superfund site. As part of their development plan, the Guinn Company will assist in the restoration of areas contaminated from years of mining.
The approval from Minturn's Planning Commission contains plenty of caveats, including addressing road safety and traffic volume on Highway 24, employee housing and wildlife concerns. The preliminary approval comes after 10 public meetings and sets the stage for the fourth ski area in an area, which already includes mega resorts Vail and Beaver Creek, in addition to more modest Ski Cooper. \