A lot of work went into the creation of this Master Development Plan. Many thanks to Bob Walsh, RLA, Lead Environmental Designer of Roothouse Studio for this thoughtful, beautiful document.
As noted in the plan’s introduction, the concepts presented in this Master Development Plan are intended to guide the development of the EFXC Cross Country Ski Area over the next 10+ years. In addition to creating a world class year round recreational facility, the permit holders envision an outstanding economic development opportunity and chance to build something positive in the community. The underlying goal is to expand the offerings of unique wilderness experiences and adventures in a safe environment, and grow the facility to evolve into the “Enchanted Forest Outdoor Education and Adventure Center.” Broadening the MDP as such is in keeping with the Ski Area Enhancement Act of 2011 and desire of the USFS to expand year-round activities.
Proposed concepts include:
- Enhanced programming – year-round opportunities
- Expanded permit boundary
- Expanded winter use including cross country ski and snowshoe trails
- Expanded yurt system
- Lodge location alternatives
- Entrance location alternatives
- Parking expansion
- Use plans for summer guests and activities
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With degrees in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture, and an impeccable eye for detail, Bobhas lead the design of landscapes, installations, exhibits and structures that translate important stories into physical forms. When not designing landscapes, Bob can be found on his bike or lost in the wilderness. He is also a principal with Farm Tub, which makes decorative self-watering planters and growing systems for vegetable and flower gardening.