SALT LAKE CITY — Kennecott Land is considering a ski resort in the Oquirrh Mountains on the west side of Salt Lake County.
certainly skiable terrain, and a lot of it,” said Jim Schulte, vice
president of long-range planning at Kennecott Land, an arm of Kennecott
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.
said snow measurements, a factor in building any ski resort, appear
“pretty attractive.” He offered no timetable for the project.
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,”
Kennecott has extensive land holdings near its Utah copper mine, the largest open-pit copper mine in the world.
looking to meet anyone who enjoys long, fast turns on sweet groomers, big hits or deep pow in the glades!! Must love the outdoors and not be afraid of cold temperatures or adverse weather conditions.