Cooper Spur ski area

At: Oregon, United States
Cooper Spur ski area, Oregon, United States
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Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is a ski area located on northeast Mount Hood, Oregon, United States. The resort has one double chair ski lift serving ten runs, and a vertical drop of 110 meters (350 ft). There are 6.5 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. The uphill capacity of the lift is 1200 skiers per hour, and the summit rises to 1,326 meters (4350 ft). The resort encompasses 0.2 km² (50 acres) of terrain, and receives an average of 2.5 meters (100 inches) of snow per year. Cooper Spur Mountain Resort has 3.1 km² (775 acres) of forest on which condos, log cabins, a restaurant, and a hotel are located. Expansion In the summer of 2001, Cooper Spur was purchased by an affiliate of Mount Hood Meadows named Meadows North LLC, and announced its intention to develop the Cooper Spur area as a year round destination resort with additional lifts, runs, and accommodation. A July 18, 2001 proposal included developing a golf course, 450 housing units, a conference center, ice rink, swimming pool, amphitheater, shopping mall, and other developments. The development was opposed by groups which favor preserving and expanding wilderness areas of northern Mount Hood. Other concerns include potentially disrupting a key elk migration route, watershed disruption for two thousand nearby residents, and deforestation. A controversial land swap was concluded with Hood River County by Meadows North LLC which increased the acreage adjacent to Cooper Spur owned by Meadows North LLC.

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