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A seldom seen view of the sacred San Francisco Peaks revealing how nature’s beauty is scarred by downhill ski runs (Photo by Rebecca Schubert/NHO).

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Hopi Tribe optimistic March Peaks decision will be reaffirmed

KYKOTSMOVI-The Hopi Tribe was pleased in March when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recognized the religious significance to Hopi and other tribes of Nuvatukukwi'ovi (San Francisco Peaks) when it ruled in favor of the tribes' objections to the use of reclaimed wastewater for production of artificial snow for the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort.