Eagle City Council makes offer on land for snow terrain park

EAGLE, Idaho (KBOI) - Eagle City Council voted Thursday to make an offer to buy about 34 acres of the Ada-Eagle Sports Complex where a snow park would be built, according to Mike Aho, the city's Parks and Recreation Director.

The park was proposed in June, but if no agreement is reached with Ada County Commissioners, plans could melt away until next winter.

"It would have been nice to be operating in November of this year," Aho said. "We had a great November for snow-making. We could have definitely had a Christmas experience here in Eagle with sledding and with the terrain park."

The park would be privately operated by Gateway Parks with tubing, skiing and snowboarding. The city would receive 10 percent of revenue from lift tickets and lessons.

"The snow terrain park, it can be operational with about eight days of labor, hard labor, but to actually get us started, we have to have the right to be able to start work."

Commissioners will schedule a meeting to accept, counteroffer or reject the offer, which Aho says is about $4,000 per acre. He hopes the park will open sometime in February, just before the end of winter.