Local group meets with Canyons Resort...

Local group meets with Canyons Resort to talk interconnect - The Park Record

There are 30 comments on the Park Record story from Nov 18, 2011, titled Local group meets with Canyons Resort to talk interconnect - The Park Record. In it, Park Record reports that:

In the same week that the Ski Our Canyons Responsibly group held its first meeting, Canyons Resort officially announced its plans in building an interconnect to Solitude Resort in Salt Lake County.

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little_exuma_200 9

Denver, CO

#1 Nov 18, 2011
See the following links for Talisker's Notice of Violation with the Utah Water Quality Board in Y2011:



Also, Talisker, Tuhaye and the United Park City Mines various entities owe Wasatch and Summit Counties a significant $$$$$ in delinquent property taxes that impacts the flow of funds for schools, libraries, police and fire depts, open space and many other county depts in need.

Ellensburg, WA

#2 Nov 18, 2011
To get from the Canyons base to Solitude will require six lift rides and at least 90 minutes. Longer than making the drive. Then about an hour to get back.

A faster, more direct link to Little Cottonwood would be a gondola off the back of Jupiter between PCMR's McConkey and DV's Empire lifts. Drop down there to a gondola that runs from just below the Guardsman road to Clayton Peak and Brighton. A bus ride to Empire Pass, a quick trip up the Empire lift, silde down to the gondola and up to Clayton and you're at Brighton in about 40 minutes.

If Brighton and Deer Valley or PCMR wants to play and if they can route the lift over mostly private land (I think it's private), you have a more expedient route.

Snowcat service over Guardsman pass might be an even simpler solution.

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Nov 18, 2011
Put a lift or gondola up in midway and it will go up to Brighton and taking the impact out of Park City.
Save Our Canyons

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Nov 19, 2011
This a bad idea, and it'd disengenuinous to think otherwise. No one, not visitors or local is going mess with going over to solitude, are you kidding? And this is going to nuke hundreds of back country runs in the winter and ruin the crest trail in the summer. Ram your development down some other place!
Eric M

Washington, DC

#5 Nov 19, 2011
i would love to go between Canyons (where my place is) and Solitude. I'm all for it.

Henefer, UT

#6 Nov 19, 2011
Put this up as a discussion forum.

Hope we can get some lively chat from both sides here.
Juice lap

Alhambra, CA

#7 Nov 19, 2011
It's all a big stupid gimmick. The Canyons is already gay. The old Parkwest stuff is great and quickly accessable. The newer areas take too many lifts and too much flat to reach.

I can see it already. If this happens, Canyons will claim 500"+ per year. There will be dirt on the hill while Solitude has clumps of powder.

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Nov 19, 2011
I don't see how this is going to help take cars off the road as Talisker claims. They have to say that to help mitigate the colossal environmental impact of this proposed gondola. But the fact is, is takes about 45 minutes to drive from PC to Solitude. It takes about 60 minutes to just ski to the dream lifts at Canyons where you can catch the gondola. If you park at the base, take the people mover, then the main gondola, then ski to Tombstone, then to Peak 5, THEN to the dream lifts... then you catch the gondola which is another 10 minutes... this idea truly is a waste of time. Plus, how will passes work? You have to have a pass at Canyons to get thru all those lifts and then have one at Solitude too? I don't know many people who have that kind of extra cash and time on their hands...

Salt Lake City, UT

#9 Nov 19, 2011
Talisker is like China: the unstoppable machine with no conscious. They can't even figure out how to get people from the parking lot at the Canyons onto the hill in a reasonable amount of time... Phallicsker: moving large amounts of people rapidly to another destination is NOT your strong suit. Quit giving them the power! Quit buying their ski passes, staying in the hotels and eating at their restaurants.
Talisker Biz Development

Salt Lake City, UT

#10 Nov 19, 2011
Here is the itinerary to get from Canyons base to Solitude: Cabriolet to Red Pine Gondola, Tombstone to Peak 5, Dreamcatcher to skilink. 2.5 hours later, your in the parking lot of Solitude. You could have put on your snow shoes and hiked there faster. How about this novel idea, install a chairlift from the Canyons base to Tombstone. This would add way more value to your resort much cheaper and with way less controversy.

Park City, UT

#11 Nov 19, 2011
Simple research shows that the lifts at Canyons are prone to wind hold and the more common breaking down. Wouldn't it just be easier to drive?
PC Rules

Salt Lake City, UT

#12 Nov 20, 2011
Not sure why everone is just ripping on Canyons, really all 3 PC resorts can't compete with BCC & LCC. DV is flat and over groomed... but perfect place to ski if you want to show off your new fur coat and Range Rover. Park City resort has a great terrian park, but the rest of the resort is boring and takes forever to ski back into Jupiter, and like Canyons thier lifts are always breaking down. Plus you have the wannabe gate bashers in spandex. Nothing but good times over there in PC!

Park City, UT

#13 Nov 20, 2011
Talisker Biz Development wrote:
Here is the itinerary to get from Canyons base to Solitude: Cabriolet to Red Pine Gondola, Tombstone to Peak 5, Dreamcatcher to skilink. 2.5 hours later, your in the parking lot of Solitude. You could have put on your snow shoes and hiked there faster. How about this novel idea, install a chairlift from the Canyons base to Tombstone. This would add way more value to your resort much cheaper and with way less controversy.
A lift from the Canyons base to Tombstone? Even better from the parking lot.

It seems a lot of the complaints about Canyons has to do with how long it takes to traverse the resort. This is the best idea I have heard in a while.

Salt Lake City, UT

#14 Nov 20, 2011
Where's the public opportunity to bid on the property? This is clearly a sweetheart deal set up by greedy developers and corrupt politicians. Sad.

Salt Lake City, UT

#15 Nov 20, 2011
I wonder how much Talisker is going to pay for Solitude if the deal goes through?

Salt Lake City, UT

#16 Nov 20, 2011
"With that in mind, Goar said Canyons Resort was researching any impact the Ski Link could have, from backcountry skiing to potential watershed issues in Salt Lake County to working with other resorts." HAHAHA - THAT'S LIKE ASKING A FOX TO RESEARCH THE IMPACT OF LETTING HIM IN THE CHICKEN COOP.
can fan

Arvada, CO

#17 Nov 20, 2011
Canyons is my favorite resort because of the lift set up. It takes longer to traverse it, but is also holds its pow the best. It's maybe not the best place to ski for an hour or 2, but when you're talking about spending an entire day, or better yet an entire season, the design is genius. My record time driving from parleys summit to solitude is 45 minutes... it's definitely over an hour from park city proper, even more in snow.
Talisker wants to pay for the skilink lift. Sounds great to me. For everybody who doesn't want ski resorts to expand- go spend some time at mount baker in washington. Not improving or expanding in 25 years does not make a sustainable solution; it creates a time warp.

Park City, UT

#18 Nov 21, 2011
If you don't want PC to turn into McDonald's, get rid of that UGLY eyesore of a McDonald's sign at Kimball Junction. Where were the canyon savers when that monstrosity went up and why can't it be removed? Removing that sign would immensely improve PC's economy.
Dirk Olson

United States

#19 Nov 21, 2011
There are two fundamental flaws with this project. One the way Talisker is going about it.
The demecratic process played out years ago with alot of public input and the forest sevice plan said no lift seved expansion on public land. A Canadian real estate comany is trying to circumvent that asserting their proft motive trumps the public good.Two the fastest growing segment by far in the ski industry is backcounry touring, resort numbers are flat to decleing.
Why should we transfer valuable public land to a Canadian real estate company that is turning out to be a poor corparate neightbor? Spend your moeny else where join us at boycott the canyons on face book.
Won-t get fooled again

West Jordan, UT

#20 Nov 22, 2011
This is only about another marketing gimmick for the benefit of Talisker/Canyons. To help them sell hotel rooms and real estate to people from outside of Utah. The Talisker propaganda that it somehow will benefit transportation in BCC or not impact the environment is total BS. Mike Goar is not being honest when he says that the proposal will have to stand up to all scrutiny, while simultaneously he is trying to get the political whores to provide an exemption from the Forest Service jurisdictional oversight. That shows you who Talisker really is. Dishonest, Greedy, Sleazy.

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