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A boon for Burnt Mountain

Dear Editor:I feel in a bit of a strange position, advocating against any environmental concern. After all I am in this town because I love the environment and all the activities that a well-managed environment can bring.However, the opening up of new ski terrain on Burnt Mountain is one such case. After all, most of us here to ski and at the risk of sounding like the typical right-wing drill-in-the-wilderness nut, we have lots and lots of backcountry to ski.Developing the front side of the ski mountains makes sense. Furthermore, this development could bring Snowmass closer to Buttermilk and a future connection, which would eliminate all the buses and cars between the two areas.My challenge to the community would be to bring the Aspen Skiing Co., the city, the county and environmental groups together, and see how we can develop these mountains, add more terrain and connect all of them in such a way as to get us out of the intermountain transportation that is clogging our roads and polluting our air.Robert PewWoody Creek