H.R. 765 (112th): Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011

Feb 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-46.
Rob Bishop
Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Oct 19, 2011
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 382 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 14, 2011


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 7, 2011.

Introduced Feb 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 17, 2011
Reported by Committee Jun 15, 2011
Passed House Oct 03, 2011
Passed Senate Oct 18, 2011
Signed by the President Nov 07, 2011
Full Title

To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Oct 03, 2011 7:02 p.m.
Passed 394/0

11 cosponsors (7R, 4D) (show)

House Agriculture

Conservation, Energy, and Forestry

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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11/8/2011--Public Law.
Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 - Amends the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to require the term and acreage of permits for the operation of ski areas and associated facilities (under current law, for the operation of nordic and alpine ski areas and facilities) on National Forest System lands to be governed by provisions under the Act relating to such permits and other applicable law.
Provides for the issuance of permits for the use and occupancy of suitable lands within the National Forest System for skiing and other snow-sports and recreational uses authorized pursuant to this Act.
Requires each authorized activity and facility other than skiing and other snow-sports to: (1) encourage outdoor recreation and enjoyment of nature, (2) harmonize with the natural environment of the National Forest System land on which it is located, (3) be located within the developed portions of the ski area, and (4) be authorized in accordance with the applicable land and resource management plan and applicable laws.
Specifies the activities and facilities that may be allowed or that are not allowed under a ski area permit issued pursuant to this Act.
Prohibits the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from authorizing any activity or facility under this Act if its authorization would result in the primary recreational purpose of the National Forest System land with a ski area permit being a purpose other than skiing and other snow-sports.
Bars the Secretary from considering the acreage necessary for authorized activities and facilities in determining the acreage encompassed by a ski area permit.
Requires the Secretary to promulgate new regulations for the implementation of this Act.

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