In light of recent compromises and a potential re-wording of the Foothills and Canyons Overlay Zone ordinance, Snowbird may after all be able to build a mountain coaster.

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Update | Snowbird's Proposed Mountain Coaster

Hippies Chanting

People protesting the Mountain Coaster and possibly chanting "Heli-free Wasatch"

In light of recent compromises and a potential re-wording of the Foothills and Canyons Overlay Zone ordinance, Snowbird may after all be able to build a mountain coaster.  Due to it rising from the ashes after being shot down last fall, I feel as if its new name should be the “Phoenix Coaster.”

The re-wording of the ordinance would formally allow “Ski Resorts” to have summer activities in addition to their winter activities.  Also it will stall major developments until a complete examination is performed on the ordinance.

Dave Fields, one of Snowbird’s executive staff, has stated that they are no longer perusing placing the Phoenix Coaster on Mount Superior.  They are however looking at placing the coaster south of Little Cottonwood Highway in Snowbird’s already developed areas.

“We have a good spot next to Peruvian Chairlift,” Fields said.

Original Design for Snowbird Mountain Coaster

The original HIGHLY controversial plans

What do you think of the possible ordinance revision?  Would you support the Phoenix Coaster if it isn’t on Mt. Superior?

If these revisions go through, it could open the doors for an improved network of mountain biking trails and bike park that Snowbird desperately needs.

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