UPDATED: Forest Service rejects Holland Lake proposal; POWDR to resubmit

Joshua Murdock

The Flathead National Forest has rejected a controversial proposal from Utah-based ski corporation POWDR to significantly expand Holland Lake Lodge. 

“We will be ceasing evaluation on the master development plan and proposal for expansion,” Flathead National Forest Public Information Officer Tami MacKenzie told the Missoulian on Wednesday. That message was conveyed to Holland Lake Lodge Inc. in an internal letter from the Forest Service to the lodge’s owners on Monday evening.

MacKenzie said it explained that the justification for the denial was “due to anomalies in the submission … including inaccuracies in the master development and proposed (development).” 

The agency said earlier this week that it was working toward a decision on how or whether to proceed with the proposal. Flathead Forest Supervisor Kurt Steele noted in the letter that his “decision to cease consideration of this proposed use and return the (Master Development Plan) to you is not subject to administrative appeal(.)”

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The proposal came from Holland Lake Lodge Inc., a joint venture between two executives of Park City-based POWDR and the lodge’s former sole owner Christian Wohlfeil. It envisioned 32 new buildings —

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