I haven't seen mention of this on Epic anywhere and I'm curious what people here think of the idea.
The Canyons and Solitude ski resorts have proposed a lift joining the two resorts. The lift would depart from the Canyons, climb over the Wasatch crest and deposit skiers at the West end of Solitude's Moonbeam parking lot. It would be a transportation lift only, no mid station.
In order to "speed up" the process three of our local representatives have proposed a bill that would sell the Talisker corporation (owners of the Canyons) 30.6 acres of national forest land upon which to build the lift. This land sale would not subject them to the normal environmental processes. The main reasons given for the lift are a savings in miles driven by folks staying in Park City and driving to the BCC. The backers of the proposal claim a savings of a million miles driven per year.
You can find more info about the lift and proposal on www.skilink.com
As a long time Solitude skier I'm not real enthused about the proposal for a number of reasons.
What do you all think?