Hopi Tribe to protest against snowmaking plan
Friday, March 19, 2004

A Hopi tribal office is organizing a protest march against a decision to allow snowmaking in the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona.

The 8-mile walk will take place on March 25, the same day the U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting on the Hopi Reservation. The tribe opposes the use of reclaimed wastewater to make snow at the at the Arizona Snowbowl, a ski area.

The use of wastewater is considered a desecration of the peaks by the Hopi, Navajo and other tribes.

Get the Story:
Salvos continue over snowmaking (The Arizona Daily Sun 3/18)
Hopis will march to protest wastewater on San Francisco Peaks (The Gallup Independent 3/18)

Relevant Documents:
Draft EIS

Relevant Links:
Coconino National Forest -

Related Stories:
Editorial: Ski area helped by snowmaking plan (02/20)
Navajo Nation not planning boycott for sacred site (2/20)
Coalition protests snowmaking in sacred peaks (2/18)
Tribes to fight snowmaking in sacred Ariz. peaks (02/03)
Forest Service delays report on ski area expansion (12/02)
Hopi Tribe opposing snowmaking in sacred peaks (11/20)
Ski area on sacred mountain expanding (10/15)

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