A conceptual rendering of the planned Casper Mountain Lodge. (via Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County is in the planning stages of replacing the Old Nordic Lodge on Casper Mountain with a new Casper Mountain Trails Center, and county leaders have turned to the public to hear their thoughts.

Through Dec. 5, people can leave their input, suggestions or concerns at the county’s website.

The previous lodge was torn down in 2020, and since then people have used a small temporary lodge. Now, they’re looking to replace it with a larger facility and expanded parking. When completed, the lodge will be used by skiers in the winter and will be available to be rented out and used for events throughout the year.

“We’re looking for pretty much any input from the public,” Natrona County Parks Director Michael Brown said.

The design of the lodge is being done by Amundsen Associates. Brown said that after the public input period ends, the findings of the study will likely be presented to the Natrona County Board of County Commissioners.