Nordic Valley operates as a small, niche ski area on 140 acres. Recently, however, the resort’s new owners, Mountain Capital Partners, announced that they will be seeking a massive ski area and real estate expansion. If approved by the Forest Service this proposal would:
• Develop 2,800 acres of public land currently managed by the US Forest Service as an “inventoried roadless area”
• Threaten access to existing, multi-use trails, valued for their diverse recreation opportunities
• Construct a 4.3 mile gondola (1 of 12 proposed lifts) spanning from North Ogden to the resort in Eden
• Leave the door open for large scale, real estate speculation and development in this bedroom community
• Compromise the character, quality and value of this area as a water source, plant and animal habitat and dark sky region
The Wasatch Range is an icon for the state of Utah. Protecting the source of our clean water, plant and animal habitat, and the balance between developed and undeveloped land should rise above economic profits for a select few. Traffic congestion and development, removing trees, fragmenting habitat, and inducing high visitation in an area before undertaking a public planning process for the future of this area is short sighted.
Currently, there is no formal proposal to respond to however, in the text box below please submit your comments, questions, concerns, or ideas about the proposed expansion of Nordic Valley. Save Our Canyons will use these comments to create materials, inform comment to Forest Service, and educate officials about the communities perspectives regarding this ski resort expansion.
For more information, please read "West of Eden; Nordic Valley Goes Big"