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What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?

In Park City, a decades-long battle against the resort industry may be all but over. Paige Blankenbuehler - Nov. 24, 2015 On a ski tour of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch Range in the early 1970s, a small group of skiers were at Gad Valley, near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, contemplating the drop onto […]

Associated Press: Ski resorts, conservationists OK blueprint for Wasatch range

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, July 14, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Ski resorts and conservationists have approved a wide-ranging blueprint for the future of the Wasatch Mountain range, though the deal doesn’t address a contentious proposal to connect all seven area resorts to offer skiers a European-style experience. The agreement that got […]

The Park Record: ONE Wasatch Stays in the Game

By Bob Lloyd July 7, 2015 Nathan Rafferty was pulling into the Salt Lake airport last week just hours before boarding a flight to Washington, D.C. As president and CEO of Ski Utah and the pro-resort representative to Mountain Accord, Rafferty was doing his duty to lobby Utah’s congressional delegation to support the tenets of […]

Salt Lake Magazine: Resorts United

By Vanessa Conabee May 3, 2015 The concept of ONE Wasatch, linking seven ski resorts together along the Wasatch Range, isn’t new. People have been weighing in on the pros and cons of dropping lines and putting in lifts for the past 30 years. But Vail Resort’s acquisition of Park City Mountain Resort, followed by Deer Valley’s […]

Together4Utah discusses One Wasatch and Mountain Accord proposals

In this episode of Together 4 Utah, Thomas Wright and Jim Dabakis, tackle the One Wasatch/Mountain Accord.  One Wasatch is the ski industry’s idea for linking resorts in Salt Lake and Summit counties. With the addition of just a few connecting ski lifts, the dream of turning seven Utah resorts into the largest contiguous ski […]

Curbed Ski: New Utah Blueprint Threatens the Future of ONE Wasatch

By Megan Barber February 9, 2015 Last week, Curbed Ski analyzed the ambitious new blueprint released from Mountain Accord, a group of 20 public and private entitiesworking together to preserve the future of Utah’s Wasatch mountains. For the first time ever, interest groups ranging from environmentalists to transportation officials have provided an outline of future options including […]

The New York Times: In Salt Lake City, a Proposal to Link Ski Trails

By Christopher Solomon January 14, 2015 A snowboarder at Solitude Mountain Resort, one of seven resorts in the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City, Utah, that would be included in the OneWasatch megaresort. Credit Brian Thurber/Associated Press Perhaps the biggest news lately in North American skiing has been the announcement in 2014 that seven ski resorts […]

Boston.com: Could Utah Achieve a Euro-Ski Experience?

By Heather Burke, Boston.com Correspondent December 11, 2014 It’s an amazing alpine experience, skiing from town to town and valley to valley in Europe’s Alps, and there is nothing like it in the US… yet. I have my eye on Utah as the chess pieces are moving into place and ski mountain mergers and acquisitions […]