Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Give ‘em the bird…just joking, give the Bird a hand!

I love Snowbird, the amazing tram to 11,000’, the 500’ bounty of Utah pow, and the awesome 2,500 acres of terrain that makes every skier’s top 10 must ski list. But just like Mr. Blackwell’s top 10 best dressed list, ski resorts need to update their wardrobe and keep their look fresh – so to speak. Snowbird has proposed a 5 year improvement plan with 11, not 10, important but modest improvements to the ski resort. These are thoughtful, low impact to the environment, upgrades…but since Snowbird is in a National Forest and their goal is always to work in harmony with the environment and forest service…your support of the proposed MDP is appreciated and important.

Snowbird hopes to improve their beginner area, provide night skiing in Gadzoom area, install a new conveyor lift for first timers, create bike trails and a new outdoor deck, remodel the Mid Gad Lodge restaurant and make Gad 2 lift a detach, to name a few.

Here are the 11 proposed improvements to Snowbird Resort from 2011- 2016:

1. Beginner Skiing Area Below Entry One
2. Conveyor Lift in Gad Valley
3. Baby Thunder Yurt
4. Night Skiing on Gadzoom
5. Lift Maintenance Shop and Office Expansion of the Lower Gad Valley Pump Station
6. Gad Valley Day Lodge Adaptive Sports Expansion
7. Bike Trails and/or Park
8. Relocation of Lunch Run Summer Road
9. Remodel of Mid Gad Restaurant
10. Gad 2 Upgrade
11. Outdoor Deck for General Gritts

Here is a detailed description of Snowbird’s Master Plan

So don’t just flip the Bird, friend the Bird and show your support by emailing comments-intermtn-wasatch-cache-saltlake@fs.fed.us in support of Snowbird’s plans.