Bill Would Allow More Rec Activities at Ski Areas on US Forest Land

U.S. Senator John Barrasso
U.S. Senator John Barrasso

CHEYENNE (AP) - Senator John Barrasso says the Senate has passed a bill that would allow more recreational activities at ski areas on U.S. Forest Service land.

The Wyoming Republican says the Ski Area Recreation Opportunity Enhancement Act was approved this past week and was sent President Barack Obama.

Barrasso says the measure will increase tourism and create jobs at ski areas.

The legislation would give the Forest Service more discretion in approving summer recreational activities at ski areas such as zip lines, rope courses and concerts.

A 1986 law permits only ski-related activities on national forest land.

Barrasso says allowing for more summer recreation will help
build a more steady and stable tourism economy.

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