A 3S gondola is pictured in Ischgl, Austria. A similar gondola has been proposed to service skiers in Little Cottonwood Canyon, with a base station at either the park-and-ride at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon or a base station east of the La Caille restaurant at 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., in Sandy. It’s one of five proposals included as viable options for transportation solutions in Little Cottonwood Canyon, according to a Utah Department of Transportation environmental impact study.
Dave Fields, Snowbird
One of my primary responsibilities as a member of the Salt Lake County Council is to ensure the public’s tax dollars are allocated to their highest and best use. This can be difficult when we have many legitimate requests for how to spend, or not spend, tax dollars. This same challenge applies to responsible elected officials at the federal, state and local level.
One major upcoming decision to be made by the Utah Legislature, after receiving a recommendation from the Utah Department of Transportation, is whether or not to spend at least $592 million to build a gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon to help mitigate occasional traffic congestion. A competing solution under consideration that costs almost as much is widening the canyon highway and adding many more buses during the ski season.
Opinion: Five reasons Utah should reject a gondola up Little Cottonwood Canyon
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News