Hellroaring Basin Improvements Project
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 8, 2018

The Tally Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest is requesting public input on the Hellroaring Basin Improvements Project.

The proposed project is within the existing permit boundary of Whitefish Mountain Resort in the Hellroaring Basin area. Proposed activities include: relocate the existing Hellroaring Chair; install a new chairlift from the Grand Junction area to Hellroaring Peak; clear eight ski runs; glade areas adjacent to the proposed ski runs; construct a service road to access the Grand Junction area from the top of Chair 2 and a service road to the top terminal of the proposed chair lift to Hellroaring Peak; construct a cat track from near Hellroaring Peak to the Gray Wolf Run; complete three terrain modifications on the existing Hell Fire Run and one modification on the existing Swift Creek Run; and rehabilitate Purgatory Run and the portion of the existing Hell Fire Run below Grand Junction.

This is the first opportunity for the public to provide their input on the proposed project. Comments may be emailed to: comments-northern-flathead-tally-lake@fs.fed.us; or sent to Tally Lake Ranger District, Attn: Hellroaring Basin Improvements Project, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. Site specific comments received by November 20, 2018 are the most helpful in project development. The District also welcomes those who do not have a comment at this time, but wish to be notified of additional public comment opportunities, to only provide their contact information at this time. In order to reduce costs and increase efficiency, email is the preferred method of contact. The next public input opportunity is anticipated to be on the environmental analysis document. Additional project Information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55012.

Questions regarding the project should be directed to Hans Castren, Recreation Specialist, or Bill Mulholland, District Ranger, at 406-758-5200.