Can a new lodge be built in Idaho?

Is a new ski area on the drawing board?

The Idaho Department of Natural Resources announced Monday it will host a public meeting on the proposal this week.

The state wants to build a new 2,500-acre ski area and lodge at the island drive in Montana, but its application has not yet been approved by the DNR.

The proposed project would be built on a 1,600-acre parcel of land that sits in the middle of the state’s mountain range.

The state hopes to eventually develop the area into a national monument.