BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) – The Breckenridge Town Council says it should have the right to back a smaller expansion plan for the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Council members say Vail Resorts threatened not to sign an agreement to limit the social impacts of the expansion if the town supports an alternative to the proposed expansion presented by the U.S. Forest Service.

The council wants a less extensive option to develop new terrain on the resort’s existing mountains rather than the Forest Service’s preferred alternative, which would grant the resort full license to expand to Peak 6, according to the Summit Daily News.

Vail Resorts did not respond to questions about the deal.

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