Friends of Snodgrass Mountain aims to protect and preserve the current undeveloped state of a lift-free, publicly owned Snodgrass Mountain. As stewards of our public lands, it is our responsibility to preserve these lands now and for generations to come. We believe that Snodgrass Mountain is more beneficial to our economy, our quality of life, and our environment without ski lifts.
By safeguarding habitat for numerous wildlife species including lynx, goshawk, chorus frog, tiger salamander, willow flycatcher, and the Gunnison sage grouse, not to mention elk, mule deer, black bear, and local bird and rodent species.
By retaining valuable open space and view sheds.
By maintaining undisturbed habitat for its ongoing scientific study and education of this internationally renowned, high-altitude research facility.
By preventing an increase in vehicular traffic in the Upper East River Valley and reducing noise and light polution from a developed ski operation; and by eliminating a major logging operation that could permanently affect in-stream flows and fish habitat in the East River.
By retaining free public access for thousands of residents and visitors during all seasons.