Wyoming might help keep Sylvan Pass open
Governor says state will consider paying the cost
Story by Snowmobile.com Staff, Aug. 19, 2008Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
Freudenthal says that the state of Wyoming might help pay the cost of keeping Sylvan Pass open for snowmobiles during the winter.
In July the National Park Service approved an agreement it reached with Wyoming to keep Sylvan Pass open to guided snowmobile access. Keeping the pass open would cost approximately $300,000, which the Park Service would be responsible for.
Freudenthal informed the Yellowstone park superintendent that he will ask the state Legislature to consider buying and refurbishing a howitzer for $35,000 to set off explosives to trigger avalanches. He also says he will ask state lawmakers to consider paying $3,500 annually to store the equipment.