Thursday, March 8, 2012

Utah Lawmakers Pass Resolution Supporting Multi-resort Connection

The resolution passed the Utah State Senate on March 5, 2012 with a 22 to 7 vote and the House of Representatives on March 6, 2012 with a 58 to 16 vote, and currently awaits the signature of Utah Governor Gary Herbert. SCR10, drafted by Senator Wayne Niederhauser (R-Sandy), contends that resort interconnect would enhance the ski and snowboard resort industry’s contribution to Utah’s economy, jobs and tax base. Ski Utah supports Resolution SCR10 and the concept of low-impact interconnection of the seven resorts in Salt Lake and Summit Counties.

"Utah is uniquely positioned to create a ski and snowboard experience available nowhere else in North America", said Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. "This resolution urges interconnection of the seven Salt Lake and Summit County ski resorts using best environmental practices".
Ski Utah, its board of directors and 300+ members are encouraged by this next step toward a multi-resort interconnection including seven of Utah’s world-class ski areas and further strengthening Utah’s $1.2 billion ski industry."Although widely seen in Europe, a connection of this scale does not exist in North America", said Rafferty. "From a marketing and skier experience perspective, this would be a game-changer".

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