The catch with skiing is buying a pass. In Utah, it can be a pretty difficult decision with so many world-class resorts acting as neighbors in the Wasatch Mountains. However, a concept spearheaded by local organization Ski Utah is underway to eliminate the most difficult question in skiing—Where should I go?
ONE Wasatch is a concept that brings together seven of Utah’s best resorts, covering over 18,000 skiable acres, with interconnected lifts and runs that can be enjoyed with only one lift ticket. This concept would allow skiers and riders to access 100 lifts and more than 750 runs with a single pass.
In a conference held on March 19, representatives from participating resorts Alta, Brighton, Canyons, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbird and Solitude gathered at Ski Utah’s headquarters to announce their support of the ONE Wasatch project. Although no plan or development is underway, the concept of ONE Wasatch is getting the discussion started.
ONE Wasatch has received plentiful support from not only the resorts involved, but also the public, with the greatest concern being Deer Valley and Alta possibly having to remove their ski-only policy. Skiers, while largely in support of the concept, have requested that Deer Valley and Alta do not change their policy and continue to be ski-only resorts.
Of course, this is not the only issue ONE Wasatch is facing. Local environmental groups and backcountry enthusiasts have given the concept some backlash, however, nothing as harsh as the campaign against the SkiLink project, which proposed selling public land in order to build an interconnecting lift between Park City resorts. One reason why there has been more support for the ONE Wasatch concept is that the connecting lifts would be built entirely on pre-owned private land, and privately funded by the resorts themselves.
ONE Wasatch is adamant about being defined as a concept, one that promotes the vision of a one-of-a-kind mountain experience. A resort connection of this size would be the first and only in the United States, and may even rival similar designs in Europe. The project, while largely aimed at increasing tourism, is also passionate about setting an example for ski destinations worldwide—one that allows for expansive resort connections while preserving water quality and backcountry.
When this happens, it will make your timeshare ownership even more valuable to your family. For ski-in-ski-out at Park City Mountain Resort, a Marriott’s MountainSide timeshare resale will get you out the door on on the Pay Day or Crescent Lifts in just seconds. Marriott’s Summit Watch has quick ski hill access via Town Lift, but also boasts a Historic Main Street Location. One of the few locations where you can walk out your door and onto the slopes at Deer Valley Ski Resort is Deer Valley Club. Own four week fractional ownerships at Deer Valley Club. And, finally, Canyons currently offers four timeshare ownership options at the base of the Gondola; Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Sunrise Resort, Grand Summit (13 week quarter-shares!), Westgate Park City Resort & Spa and Miner’s Club. A fifth in the plans to join Canyons in the future will be Wyndham. Buy a timeshare resale at any of these resorts at today’s low prices and be ready to hit the slopes every year!
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