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Snowbird Announces new form of Summer Recreation
Snowbird announced, there was unanimous vote by The Salt Lake County Planning Commission approving Snowbird's proposed new location for a mountain coaster. The commission's approval is contingent on more detailed site plans as well meeting a range of governmental agency criteria, which has been addressed by Snowbird throughout the planning process.
Bob Bonar, Snowbird president announced that he felt the the approval is a result of listening to community groups, neighbors and various stakeholders, while working with Salt Lake County and City to create a viable solution for all parties.
The excitement to provide another form of summer recreation for guests and Utah's growing population is definitely in the air.
The mountain coaster will be located within Snowbird's existing developed resort on private property with loading and unloading at the base of the Peruvian Express chairlift. Much of the ride is obscured from the highway by the Cliff Lodge as well as trees and vegetation. The mountain coaster installation uses primarily soil nails and has minimal impact on the terrain.
"As with every project we undertake, water quality is at the top of the priority list," said Bonar. "Scientific analysis dating back to Snowbird's beginning demonstrates that year-round recreation is compatible with operating within a watershed."
The final design phase and work on installation timelines, is expected to take place this fall or spring 2013.
On Friday, June 8, Snowbird will open its existing summer activities.
These activities include the Alpine Slide, Mountain Flyer, Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, Bungy Trampolines, Kids' Inflatables, and Mechanical Bull. The Tram is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, June 15. The Peruvian Express lift and tunnel are scheduled to open for the season July 4.
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