Snowbird ski resort waiting on votes to build mountainside coaster

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 11, 2011 8:46 am

Salt Lake City, UT — A County government board will vote to decide whether to allow Snowbird to construct a mountainside roller coaster. The Salt Lake County Board of Adjustment denied Snowbird’s initial application citing that it wasn’t a now related activity.  Snowbird countered saying the coaster is similar to other ski resorts year-round attractions.

Today the board is due to consider this plan for a second time.  The county’s planning commision has already green lit the resorts plan for the coaster.  Environmental groups are opposing the new construction.