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U.S. Forest Service Approves Replacement Of Ski Lift At Arizona Snowbowl

The U.S. Forest Service has given final approval to a project to replace and upgrade a ski lift at the Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff.

The Forest Service's decision allowing replacement of the current chairlift is based on an environmental assessment published in October.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Forest Service officials concluded that replacing the new lift would not significantly impact the land and environment, despite claims that it would impact Native American cultural values.

Arizona Snowbowl says the current chairlift will be replaced with a high-speed combination version that includes enclosed eight-person gondola cars and open-air six-person chair seats.

The ski area says the new lift will be installed in time for the 2020-21 season.

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