The irony isn’t lost on locals. Four comparatively miserable winters and yet Utah ski resorts spent millions on “improvements” this summer, raising the cost of lift tickets and season passes yet again, all in the hopes of attracting more visitors.
Unanticipated delays in lodge, lift and snowmaking projects have put the opening of Cherry Peak, the newest resort in Utah, on hold until next season.
When you ask John Chadwick what’s the craziest job he’s ever had you would think the commercial developer would say “owner of a ski resort.” The longtime local and industrial developer will be introducing Utahns to their ski area number 13 this December. It will be the first new ski area development in the state in 33 years.