WPR News
8:27 pm
Tue July 5, 2005

Bridger Teton Heli Skiing to Continue

Laramie, Wy – The Supervisor of the Bridger Teton National Forest has come out with a decision on heli skiing in a Wilderness Study Area. The decision authorizes a Jackson Hole company over 800 skier days a year in the spot known as Palisades. One concern is that the heli skiing could mean the Palisades would not become a wilderness area, but the spokesperson for the Bridger Teton National Forest, Jay Anderson, says that opportunity is not in jeopardy because this decision will not have an impact on the natural resources.
Anderson says the decision also allows High Mountain Heli-Skiing extra skier days if the conditions are favorable. He says that should mean the business can grow.