Ski resort eyed for Oquirrh Mountains in Utah | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Ski resort eyed for Oquirrh Mountains in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY ” Kennecott Land is considering a ski resort in the Oquirrh Mountains on the west side of Salt Lake County.

“It’s certainly skiable terrain, and a lot of it,” said Jim Schulte, vice president of long-range planning at Kennecott Land, an arm of Kennecott Utah Copper.

Salt Lake County leaders joined Schulte at the site of the proposed resort Tuesday, 18 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. The north-facing peaks had fresh patches of snow.

From a base elevation of 6,200 feet, the Oquirrh resort would rise to 9,350 feet.

Schulte said snow measurements, a factor in building any ski resort, appear “pretty attractive.” He offered no timetable for the project.

“They could easily do it,” said Nathan Rafferty, president and chief executive officer of Ski Utah, a marketing association representing Utah’s ski-and-snowboard industry.

“I don’t know that it’s the kind of resort that would compete with the Snowbirds, Altas and Deer Valleys of the world, but it would be something that would benefit Salt Lake,” Rafferty said.

Kennecott has extensive land holdings near its Utah copper mine, the largest open-pit copper mine in the world.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User