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SkiLink Solution, Or Just Another Idea

By September 27, 2012 No Comments

Skiers and snowboarders board a gondola on a crisp Saturday afternoon eager to reach new runs.  As they glide over the mountain, surrounded by the fresh powder, they laugh at the thought of the long drive they normally would have taken to go from Park City to Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Talisker Inc., owner of Canyons Ski Resort, and other proponents of the SkiLink gondola hope to make such a scene a reality, by connecting Canyons Ski Resort in Park City and Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Before they can move forward they must receive Congressional approval. However, opponents are trying to push alternatives to the gondola.

Tom Richardson, founder of Ski Our Canyons Responsibly, a group that has given support to the project, said this provides a whole new experience for skiers and snowboarders in Utah.

[/media-credit] A comparison of the proposed SkiLink gondola to the drive on Utah highways.

“This is world class stuff we’re talking about,” Richardson said. “It puts us in the league of many of the large resorts in Europe.”

Richardson said snow sport enthusiasts will have 5,200 acres of runs, making it the second largest ski complex in North America.

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