Utah Senate Resolution Pushes Ski Interconnect

By Jim Barth
Mar 01, 2012

This week the Utah State Senate passed a resolution promoting a system to link Salt Lake County’s four ski resorts (Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton) and a trio around Park City/Deer Valley® (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Resort and Canyons Resort).  This could be very encouraging news for Deer Valley Resort/Park City property owners and skiers.

 The resolution encourages Salt Lake and Summit Counties, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the Town of Alta, to “fairly consider the benefits of connecting the various resorts and expeditiously approve a low-impact inter-resort transportation system … based on sound research and public input.”

 This could be big news for skiers at Deer Valley Resort.  We have been discussing this since my days on the Park City Planning Commission.  Could you imagine waking up in the morning and deciding if you would like to get on the Wasatch Lift in the morning, ski some Bald Mountain trails and then end your day at Alta Resort?  We will definitely keep you informed.

Utah Legislature sends skiing measure to Governor for signature

By Jim Barth
Feb 27, 2012

This past week, the Utah Legislature agreed to make skiing and snowboarding Utah’s official sports.  Supporters noted that skiing is a vital part of Utah’s economy, generating 4.2 million skier days last year.  The Legislature unanimously passed the bill and is awaiting Governor Gary Herbert’s signature.  The only question I have is what took them so long?