Steep and deep US ski resort given the go ahead

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Plans for a new ski resort in the snow-sure US state of Utah are pushing forward, reveals Crystal Ski

Development plans for ‘Cherry Peak Ski Area’, a new ski resort near Salt Lake City, have taken a step forward after the local Planning Commission gave the green light for the ski area's land use permit.

The proposed development saw objections, amongst others, on the grounds of potential harm to the local wildlife habitat. It was put forward that hunting in the locale would be hampered, plus a possibility rise in local taxes to afford increased road maintenance as a result of higher traffic. Commissioners for the local Cache Valley area, however, gave assurances that such matters had been thoroughly examined prior to the initial go ahead being given, and appeals were rejected.

Home to some of the world’s top ski resorts, such as Alta, Snowbird and Solitude, Utah is reputed to have the greatest snow on Earth. Nicknamed ‘steep and deep’ the ski areas around Utah are never short of deep snow as the light fluffy stuff falls in abundance on the steep slopes here.

Currently the closest ski area to Salt Lake City is the Canyons; about a 40 minute drive away offering skiing at both Park City and Deer Valley. The proposed ‘Cherry Peak Ski Area’ would be spread over 200 acres, include four ski lifts, a ski lodge, terrain park, tubing hill and zip wire, and able to accommodate up to 1000 skiers and boarders per day.

Crystal Ski offers ski holidays to North American and French ski resorts. Skiing holidays to Utah cost from £821 per person for a week’s bed and breakfast at a three-star hotel including scheduled flights from Heathrow to Salt Lake and transfers. For more offers check out Crystal Ski’s last minute ski deals page.

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Marion Telsnig
Crystal Ski
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