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    Epic and Iconic One Wasatch transit plans revealed

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    Rode a lift today at crested Butte with a local. She said other than the high holidays (black out on some epic passes at the I-70 mountains) she hasn’t seen much impact of epic. But I checked in at the base office this morning and they said they are seeing more “front rangers”.
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    My post was mainly tongue and cheek. Keep reading on here how bad the parking and traffic has been at the Utah resorts this year. Now picture what a 50% increase in skier visits might do? Granted, there will be less people driving from resort to resort if the interconnecting lifts are reasonably efficient. However, there would be a MASSIVE increase in skiers coming to the state if One Wasatch came to fruition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    My post was mainly tongue and cheek. Keep reading on here how bad the parking and traffic has been at the Utah resorts this year. Now picture what a 50% increase in skier visits might do? Granted, there will be less people driving from resort to resort if the interconnecting lifts are reasonably efficient. However, there would be a MASSIVE increase in skiers coming to the state if One Wasatch came to fruition.
    That's a key point, also, they'd be spread around. I dont see it as a problem at all.
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    Maybe. I just keep reading horror story after horror story about the traffic into the Canyons this year and places running out of parking. Increase the number of visitors by 50% and what does it look like? Never mind the lift lines and snow getting tracked out that much faster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Increase the number of visitors by 50% and what does it look like?
    Do you have a basis for that number? I think ONE Wasatch (were it to ever happen) would have a huge economically positive impact on the entire Wasatch ring, but I cant imagine it would lead to a 50% increase in skier visits. That sounds over-the-top. I know the ONE Wasatch folks did impact study type stuff, but I dont even think ONE Wasatch promised that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Do you have a basis for that number? I think ONE Wasatch (were it to ever happen) would have a huge economically positive impact on the entire Wasatch ring, but I cant imagine it would lead to a 50% increase in skier visits. That sounds over-the-top. I know the ONE Wasatch folks did impact study type stuff, but I dont even think ONE Wasatch promised that.
    I'm curious what their thoughts are on increased traffic.

    To put things in perspective, Vail, Breck and Keystone do about as many skier visits as the entire state of Utah. A bit over 4M visits a year on average. You create an interconnected mega resort of 7 different ski areas and market it correctly and there's a real possibility with it's easier access to an airport that One Wasatch could draw 5+ million visits a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Housing costs are really high. Forecasts are that the population is going to continue to grow.
    The home prices seem as expensive as New Jersey, but with significantly lower salaries. Even adjusting for the fact Utah is a low-tax state & New Jersey is a high-tax state, the real estate valuations out there seem alarmingly high & likely unsustainable long-term. Definitely seems like one of the regional markets at risk for correction.

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    One Wasatch only really benefits Park City skiers who can ski over to the Cottonwoods. Makes sense for those visitors. Doesn't make sense for me.
    I think it would be exciting for the SLC, Sandy, etc... housed tourists who'd want to ski over to Park City too. The ONE Wasatch website says it would take about 2 hours to ski from Snowbird to Main Street. I think of it more as an "experience" and I think it would definitely be a significant marketing draw. I'm not sure how they'd run this for locals, but my guess is that with RFID it is now easier than ever before from a technical standpoint.

    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I'm curious what their thoughts are on increased traffic.

    To put things in perspective, Vail, Breck and Keystone do about as many skier visits as the entire state of Utah. A bit over 4M visits a year on average. You create an interconnected mega resort of 7 different ski areas and market it correctly and there's a real possibility with it's easier access to an airport that One Wasatch could draw 5+ million visits a season.
    That would be a 20% or so increase, that seems reasonable I'd imagine. There'd be nothing else like it in North America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    The home prices seem as expensive as New Jersey, but with significantly lower salaries. Even adjusting for the fact Utah is a low-tax state & New Jersey is a high-tax state, the real estate valuations out there seem alarmingly high & likely unsustainable long-term. Definitely seems like one of the regional markets at risk for correction.
    Yes. This year the rate of growth is set to slow, but it is still going up. I also think it is unsustainable.

    I think it would be exciting for the SLC, Sandy, etc... housed tourists who'd want to ski over to Park City too. The ONE Wasatch website says it would take about 2 hours to ski from Snowbird to Main Street. I think of it more as an "experience" and I think it would definitely be a significant marketing draw. I'm not sure how they'd run this for locals, but my guess is that with RFID it is now easier than ever before from a technical standpoint.

    I was looking at it from a transportation perspective. If the goal is to get me to Alta/Snowbird without me driving myself, this is no good for me. It is only good for me if I was in Park City. I honestly don't care about skiing that much in Park City.
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