Environews, Minis

Environews: Alta Ski Area behaving badly

January 7, 2019

Amy Brunvand

Alta Ski Area, long considered an industry leader for sustainability, has tarnished its image by obstructing Wasatch Mountains conservation planning.

At a December meeting, Alta opposed federal designation of a Central Wasatch Conservation and Recreation Area because it might prevent the resort from expanding its parking lots. Alta has also refused to cooperate with Wasatch Mountain planning that might prevent building new ski lifts in Grizzly Gulch and on Mount Baldy.

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