Snowbird's not so great idea
On January 12th, 2011, Salt Lake City gave preliminary permission to Snowbird Mountain resort to start construction of their new summer attraction, a roller coaster. The roller coaster will go over the highway 210 on a trestle structure, then go up and down iconic Mount Superior with about 4,300 feet of track. This Roller coaster is being built entirely on private land, but starts on the chickadee run, which has now become less of a run, and more of an amusement park with a count of 3 summer attractions already in place on the beginner slope.
This coaster that Snowbird is planning on is stirring up a lot of opposition from the people of Savor Our Canyons, and other individuals that hate to see the beauty of Little Cottonwood canyon so under-minded by industry and the people of Salt Lake City. Snowbird is wanted this business venture to go through because it is a matter of competition they say. Park City already has a roller coaster, and this one is supposed to be close to it.
The most interesting thing that I have learned from the research done on this subject is the fact that Snowbird thinks the roller coaster, even though it goes both up and down Mount Superior, and across the highway which hundreds go up every weekend to ski, hike, or snowshoe (depending on the season) wont have that great of a visual impact on the canyon. It’s about 4,300 feet of track, not even a blind man would miss that.
Here is the article done by the good people at Save Our Canyons.