What's allowed on Forest Service/ski resort land

2:43 p.m. on October 27, 2010 (EDT)
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Hiking and mountain biking trails are in. Water slides, tennis courts, and amusement parks are out. Many of the U.S.'s ski areas are located on Forest Service land. While downhill and nordic skiing and snowsports are permitted in winter, there are further rules about what recreational activities are allowed on those Forest Service lands during the summer off-season. All activities shall "encourag...

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6:31 p.m. on October 27, 2010 (EDT)
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Still, it's interesting to ponder the permits that allow certain outdoor business and their activities on public land.

Remember that National Forests are the "Land of Multiple Use". So not only ski resorts and mountain bike trails are allowed, but so are logging and mining, and almost any motorized "sports". There are some limitations in officially designated Wilderness Areas, but few in areas of National Forest that are labeled as "wilderness areas" (lower case - there is a legal distinction that somehow has always escaped me).

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