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Forest Service OKs Breckenridge summer recreation plan to add zip lines, ropes course


DENVER — Zip lines, canopy tours, a ropes course and more are all part of a planned Breckenridge ski area expansion the U.S. Forest Service has approved.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1J3HZ6W ) that the Breckenridge plans, which have been in the works since 2013, are part of Vail Resorts' $100 million, multi-year plan to develop summer recreation at all of the company's major resorts.

The Breckenridge plan includes educational programs, two zip lines, two canopy tours, a ropes course, an observation tower, hiking and mountain biking trails and a climbing wall.

The Forest Service estimates the additional Breckenridge visitors will spend $2.1 million to $8.7 million, creating an economic impact of up to $12.3 million a year.

Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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