Environmental & Land Use Permitting

SE Group Receives Premier Award for Client Satisfaction 2023

SE Group is thrilled to receive the 2023 Premier Award for Client Satisfaction! This award from PSMJ Resources, Inc. honors firms in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry that deliver an outstanding client experience.

We are fortunate to work with our clients to create great outdoor spaces and enrich people’s lives through the power of outdoor recreation. As trusted partners, advisors, and champions for our clients, we bring the value of experience to help implement a strategic vision and deliver exceptional projects that positively impact their communities.

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Extell and Alterra Announce Major Terrain Expansion of Deer Valley Resort

SE Group is excited to share a major terrain expansion of the iconic Deer Valley Resort nestled in the Wasatch Mountains in Park City, Utah. The project is led by a landmark partnership between Extell Development Company and Alterra Mountain Company.

SE Group designed and planned the expanded terrain and seamless connectivity between the two resort areas. Chris Cushing led the master planning, which included flagging and field fitting each ski run. This design work honors his father, one of the principal designers of historical Deer Valley, and the namesake of Cushing’s Cabin at the resort.

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Two SE Group Articles featured in May edition of SAM Magazine

The May issue of Ski Area Management magazine is out and we are pleased to report that it features not one but two articles from SE Group authors.

Director of Resort Planning Claire Humber‘s piece is titled “Investing in Retention of Interest.” Leaning on her deep expertise in strategic planning, Claire encourages ski area owners and operators to look beyond the traditional ROI (return on investment) to consider another ROI when planning capital expenditures: retention of interest.

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SE Group Celebrates the Opening of Palisade Tahoe’s Base to Base Gondola

On Saturday, December 17 2022, Palisades Tahoe officially opened the Base to Base Gondola, which connects Palisades Olympic Valley with Alpine Meadows. The new combined area makes Palisades Tahoe the largest resort in California, and the third largest in North America.  You can read about the gondola’s opening in the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s article.

SE Group is proud to have led the mountain planning and NEPA environmental analysis for this groundbreaking project,

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Introducing the Beavers and the Steep Gullies

Travis Beck, Director of Environmental Services, spoke with the NSAA Journal about the expansion project at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. SE Group partnered with Arapahoe Basin to help respond to public concerns, find alternatives to minimize impact, and navigate the planning and permitting with regard to the National Environmental Policy Act.

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SE Group attends Forest Service NEPA Roundtables

The Forest Service recently hosted Regional Roundtables to solicit feedback and discuss ideas, strategies, and tactics to improve the way the agency implements the NEPA process and engages with permittees, stakeholders, and the public.

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Brad McQuarrie, General Manager of Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, speaks about exciting improvements to the ski area and how SE Group’s long-term collaboration was instrumental in developing the vision, framework, and plan to bring these objectives to fruition.

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Ski Area Management | January 2017

SE Group’s Director of Environmental Services, Travis Beck weighs in on identifying activities allowed by the Recreational Opportunities Act of
2011. Travis moderated a panel discussion at the 2016 SAM Summer Ops conference focused on the implementation of the 2011 Act.

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