SkiLink project deserves public's backing, support

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  • Rh2334 Cottonwood heights, UT
    Sept. 4, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    Thanks for your help Mr. Dubois but you live in Summit County, let us residents that live in Salt Lake County interpret our study results and let us make up our mind if we want this tram in our county. The 58% number does not ask about SkiLink in particular but about trams as a whole. One would assume that number would go way down if told it would be built by selling public land to foreign real estate developers. Also, the amount of cars if would take off the road is a number no one knows. Since the way this lift is planned it will only benefit a very few, it is reasonable to assume that number will be lower than the proponents are guessing. If it is just the same to you the people of Salt Lake County would just assume keep Talisker in Summit County and out of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

  • AndrewMcLean Park City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2012 9:19 p.m.

    The author of this letter, David DuBois, is also the person who circulated a ridiculous "Circle of Trust" memo requesting his far flung friends to write editorials to newspapers saying things like "I live in Florida and would go skiing in Utah if they had SkiLink." He is also the head of the HOA of the community right at the base of the Canyons and stands to see his property values rise if this tram is built. His arguments are completely self serving. SkiLink would force the sale of 30 acres of pristine PUBLIC land to a private real estate developer, Talisker. The lift would start in the midst of an upscale, gated community and would cost over $100 per person, per day to use. The very idea of this lift and the way it has been gone about should be an embarrassment to Utah, the bought-off politicians and all who are in favor of it.

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Sept. 1, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    If you want to go over the mountain to the other resort use cross country skils or showshoes. No tram! The pylons, cables and noise. The blight on the view.
    Don't be so lazy.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 10:26 p.m.

    "...connect all the resorts with actual ski-able terrain...".

    Several resorts are connected with skiable terrain.

    Complete information regarding The Interconnect Tour is available on-line.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    I am all for connecting the ski resorts - but ski-link is about real estate development at the Canyons, NOT skiing.

    Dump ski-link and connect all the resorts with actual ski-able terrain.

  • MeSoHungry Salt Lake City , UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    More time to ski! Sign me up. Good job David.

  • FreshAirLover Salt Lake City , UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 11:19 a.m.

    Good Letter to the editor. It is time to build this thing already. I'd rather be riding a lift/gondola than in my car. Heck ya. Fresh Air

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    No, no, no.

    I'd really like to see some documentation regarding that claim that 58% of a survey group support the tram.

    That sounds like pure bogus.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 7:37 a.m.

    "SkiLink project deserves public's backing, support"

    No it doesn't.

    The benefit of a handful (relatively) of skiers over the benefits of our watershed? I'll take the watershed any day.