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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 27 2011 9:00 p.m. MDT

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No One Of Consequence
West Jordan, UT

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.

South Jordan, UT

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 it.

Bountiful, Utah

And which developers is this project going to benefit? And who will be paying for it?

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

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 anyone?

New York, NY

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.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

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 resort experience.

Farmington, UT

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!

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

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.

Sandy, UT

what happen to Tunnel idea? Tram make no sense.

Heber, Utah

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Bountiful, Utah

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.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

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.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@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 it?

Clearfield, UT

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 canyons.


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.

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