Interconnect-Free Wasatch: Keep the Wasatch Wild and Free!
Interconnecting the seven ski resorts of the Wasatch is not a new concept; it has reared its ugly head a number of times and with the exception of a few resorts that share boundaries (Snowbird/Alta and Solitude/Brighton), interconnect (regardless of whatever name or marketing spin the resorts put on it), has been thwarted due to overwhelming public opposition. So here we are, once again, with the latest flavor of interconnects. Last time it was "SkiLink", now it's "One Wasatch". What the ski areas fail to see is that there is more to the Wasatch than skiing at or between resorts. We hike, we picnic, we bike, we climb, we fish, we camp, we snowshoe and backcountry ski, we stare at the magnificence of this alpine landscape, we seek to visit a place that remains free from lift lines criss-crossing the skyline.
For over four decades, Save Our Canyons has fought to protect the wildness and beauty of the Wasatch Mountains. Help us continue this important work and add YOUR voice to protect the Wasatch and keep the resorts within the confines of their existing permit areas! Join us in honoring the compromises of the past and encouraging ski resorts to continue to provide world class skiing and snowboarding on the lands they already have within their Special Use Permit areas and existing resort boundaries. Click here to read more about various interconnects and to view our webmap.
Save Our Canyons concerns with interconnect range from aesthetic to environmental to social to economic. We’ve heard it from the resorts (as have you) time and time again, “just one more lift…” It seems there is no end in sight for the constant expansion and exploitation of the Wasatch Mountains. At what point does increasing the amount of infrastructure in the Wasatch begin to decrease the experience for everyone?