The City of Rossland’s support is being sought on a master plan amendment by Red Mountain Resort to create an informal trail network, logging and moving a lift location in the controlled recreation area.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations sent a letter to council July 24 asking for their input on the request to amend the master plan.
Red Mountain has proposed removal of two lifts, adjustment of an approved lift location, and addition of an informal trail network as changes to their master plan. The planned lift location and the trail network are located within the resort controlled recreation area (CRA) which the City supports through the Official Community Plan’s land use designation.
The trails will be for public use and will be built and managed in partnership with the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society. Trail-based activities will include mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Timber harvesting will also be required to construct the proposed trails, but also for ongoing management of forest health. The City has until Aug. 24 to reply to the master plan amendment.