Ski Tram on beautiful winter day
Ski Tram on beautiful winter day (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Plan to Form Largest Resort in U.S.

Connects 7 Utah ski areas

Ski Tram on beautiful winter day

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An ambitious plan aims to connect seven Utah ski areas in an 18,000-acre resort complex—the largest in North America.

Ski Utah, the trade group representing the state’s ski areas, revealed its goal Wednesday to unite the mountains.  

Called One Wasatch, the concept would include Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbird, Alta, Canyons, Brighton, and Solitude. You could access all 18,000 acres and 100 chairlifts with just one pass. 

There are still some major hurdles to overcome before this monster European-style ski area becomes a reality. None of the seven resorts have made a move to initiate the plan, Ski Utah president Nathan Rafferty told the Denver Post. Then there’s the land-dispute lawsuit currently being waged by Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons, which is operated by Vail Resorts.  

Resorts have proposed plans to connect the mountains for decades, but to no avail. The latest iteration of the idea was the controversial SkiLink, which drew both die-hard fans and rabid protestors.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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