Wolf Creek

The Forest Service is giving the public until May 15th to comment on plans to replace a lift and add a building at Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Ski area President Davey Pitcher has proposed replacing a two-person lift with a four-person chair and adding a two-story building at Wolf Creek's base area.

The 50-foot by 140-foot building would have a small kitchen, bathrooms, a rental shop and a warming area for skiers.

Dusty Hicks -- who runs a sports shop in South Fork -- already is upset by the plan.

He says his business would suffer.

Hicks also works for the developers of the Village at Wolf Creek, which is involved with lawsuits over its plans to build a large resort at the base of the ski hill.