Headline: "Tram proposal would take skiers from Summit County to Salt Lake
County"I doubt that a "Tram proposal" will ever take
skiers anywhere, though a "Proposed Tram" could.
Save our Canyons IS obstructionist. The only word they know is NO, and the only
valid use they see for the Wasatch Canyons is as their own private playground.
Other users need not apply.
This idea has been around in some form for 25+ years. I will believe when I see
And which developers is this project going to benefit? And who will be paying
This is a dumb idea. The Wasatch mountains are already over developed. The
idea that it would lesson traffic in Big Cottonwood Canyon is laughable. So
instead of just driving up BCC residents of Salt Lake County are going to drive
up Parleys to The Canyons, park in an already overcrowded parking log. Pay big
bucks to ride how many lifts to get to Solitude? Does this make sense to
Fisher sounds like a real killjoy. The big win here would be the opening up of
the top of BCC from the lifts in the Canyons. God made mountains full of snow in
order for people to ski on them. Lots of people. There was a time for
snowshoeing alone in the mountains and it was 100 years ago.
It makes sense to me. A lot of tourists who come here to ski want to ski
multiple resorts without changing hotels - this would allow them to do that.
Imagine how many hotel rooms you won't have to build at Solitude if half the
skiers are taking a lift from Canyons. And the environmental impact is almost
negligible...what's not to like about this idea?By the way, this is
how they do it in Europe, but I don't hear you enviros complaining that the Alps
are overdeveloped.If anything, this proposal doesn't go far enough.
There should also be a gondola from Big C to Little C, then all 7 Wasatch
resorts would be interconnected and you would have the U.S. only true European
Save Our Canyons is against everything. A few years ago they could have
endorsed a proposal to let aircraft fly over the eastern side of the valley but
no, they didn't want the noise and pollution and ad infinitum....all in the name
of saving some canyon along a polulated region in it's pristine form. That
disappeared about 1850, folks.If you want undeveloped mountains,
there are thousands and thousands of acres of them in Wyoming where roads are
closed from Fall until Spring. Move there!!!Having full winter
recreational use of a canyon doesn't destroy anything except an enviromentalists
extreme "my way or the highway" mentality that we've all endured for
decades too long.Built the thing and then use it!
I think we should pave every dirt trail, make sure to build houses and resort as
far and as high as we can. A few more ski resorts with giant lodges could be
added, and some tunnels. That way, the very thing that attracts people to ski
in Utah will be destroyed, the real estate developers can become more rich, and
the beautiful canyons we have can just be commercialized with zeon signs and
such. Maybe it can be just a beautiful as the area around Mt. Rushmore or the
Poconos in Pennsylvania.
what happen to Tunnel idea? Tram make no sense.
I wished all resorts were combined, or there was such a thing as a universal
pass. It sucks to live so close to so many great resorts and have to choose one.
I know some people who buy two season passes to snowbird and the canyons, but
not many of us can do that. One pass to multiple resorts would be awesome! The
tram or lift idea has been around, and like was mentioned already, I'll believe
it when I see it.
I'm disappointed in Ted Wilson. He now works for Talisker, the owner of the
Canyons Resort, which is the promoter of this new scheme.Before he
joined Talisker just a couple of months, Wilson was the Governor's point man on
the environment. If it's such a good idea, why didn't Wilson promote this scheme
while he worked for the state?Alas, Wilson is just one more turn
coat to use his government contacts to make a lot of money.
Alan Sutton, thanks for the info. I've learned that in Utah when a development
scheme is proposed, seems there is always something underhanded going on.
Sounds like another attempt to turn us into a bunch of "European
Socialists".Anything that sounds or looks like something you
might find in France (heaven forbid) or Switzerland or Austria or Italy or
Germany is just plain evil.If you want to be a socialist, why don't
you just go to Europe and live with all the other Socialists.
@There you go again"If you want to be a socialist, why don't
you just go to Europe and live with all the other Socialists."If you want to be a Capitalist, why don't you just go to Somalia and live with
all the other Capitalists. There's no pesky government rules or environmental
regulations there to get in the way. See, labeling is fun, isn't
There is a universal pass, It'sc called a super pass. I have driven the UTA ski
route in the past. People use them all the time to ride the bus. Traffic is
terrible during the winter, especially holidays. Resorts are full and cars park
along the road. Accidents are common as motorists drive to fast for the roads
and winter conditions. I support anything that will lessen traffic in the
NeilT - "There is a universal pass, It'sc called a super pass."
Sorry, the Super Pass is good at your choice of ONE resort only.Ted's numbers don't add up. That many skiers are not going to suddenly pay for
a 2-resort pass in exchange for a place to park in Summit County. The single
resort is expensive enough and so is gas. That is why we have fewer skiing than
prior to 2002.