PLN22-0092, AAP22-0002, EIS22-0007, VAR22-0003
Present Land Use
The project area is proposed to be within a small portion at the existing Auburn Ski Club Training Center towards the western end of the parcel. Interstate 80 is directly adjacent to the northern property line and connects the local area to Sacramento, California, 90 miles to the southwest and Reno, Nevada, 42 miles northeast. The area of the proposed trails is zoned as Forest – 40 (FR-40), and Recreation (REC). The parcel is surrounded by other Forest zoning districts with minimum parcel sizes ranging from 40 to 160 acres. These surrounding parcels are mostly undeveloped and the only potentially sensitive land use in the vicinity is Interstate 80. Auburn Ski Club owns the adjacent parcels to the northwest and north, the United States Forest Service owns the parcel to the north and east, and Donner Summit Tramways owns the parcel to the southeast.
The project parcel is already developed with a variety of uses including six chair lifts, a lodge, the Woodward Tahoe building, an equipment shop, and a large asphalt parking lot. There are also multiple telecommunication towers on the parcel. This project is specifically related to the Auburn Ski Club (ASC) Training Center facility at the western edge of the property. The Boreal Mountain Ski Resort and the ASC training facility exist on the same parcel but are spatially separated and function as independent facilities from the perspective of the typical user. The ASC facilities are behind trees and the structures and are not easily visible from the highway or from the parking lot of Boreal. The ASC Training Center portion of the parcel includes a maintenance shop and the ASC Training Center Lodge. There is an existing 10-kilometer network of cross-county trails that were converted from logging roads an
An Amendment to Approved Use Permits U88-10 and U89-039 to install 40 light poles along the 2-kilometer lower loop of an existing 10 kilometer cross-county skiing trail system and to allow nighttime skiing from dusk until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday through Saturday nights from early November through March at the Auburn Ski Club Nordic Center.