Aiming at connecting the seven ski resorts in the Central Wasatch Mountains, a new concept “One Wasatch” was announced on Wednesday with a vision to change the face of Utah’s ski industry. The decision has been welcomed from all quarters.
The new concept will connect Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort, Brighton Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and Alta Ski Area via chair lifts and ski runs.
With the new development, skiers and tourists will get over 18,000 skiable acres, 100 lifts, and more than 700 runs on one ticket.
Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort general manager and president, said, “All of the ski areas have their own personality already and we are not looking to homogenize that at all. If anything it will work to reinforce individual personalities and to give skiers and visitors a choice.”
All seven resort General Managers, Ski Utah, and the state’s tourism industry have hailed the unique ‘One Wasatch’ concept. However, proponents say the benefits would be statewide and put Utah on the map.
Jenni Smith, Park City Mountain Resort general manager and president, said, “There are some big resorts, yes, but there is not a place in this country where you can have that experience of skiing from resort to resort.”