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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Utah's Epic Ride - NY Times Features The Ski Utah Interconnect

"Spring is the best season for backcountry excursions like the Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour, which runs daily through early April."

That from a NY Times Travel article on the Interconnect, the backcountry route that connects six Utah ski resorts.

"In a single day, Interconnect skiers travel about 25 miles through the mountains, carving more than 15,000 vertical feet of turns on the slopes and adjacent backcountry at Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort."

"Indeed, at no other place in the Western Hemisphere can you find a similar concentration of ski resorts. All six areas — plus the Canyons Resort, a nearby 3,700-acre behemoth touted as the biggest ski area in the state — have property lines that fall within a 10-mile radius. The Wasatch resorts are so close and tidy — glades, bowls and fluted ski runs from one area nearly abutting the next — that airline passengers flying overhead might mistake the whole network as a gigantic unified ski resort. (A Wasatch megaresort that connects up to seven existing ski areas via cable cars, chairlifts and tunnels is a decades-old conversation in local ski-business circles — a project that, if completed, could create the largest ski resort on the planet.)"

Read the entire article.

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