Saturday, June 5, 2010

Snowbasin also seeking to expand -- for lodging

Snowbasin Resort is looking to change the main thing holding it back since its transition into an opulent ski area for the 2002 Winter Olympics -- a lack of overnight housing.

A hotel, town homes, condominiums, single family homes, golf and a "neighborhood" retail center are among developments planned for the 12,000-acre resort straddling Weber and Morgan counties.

Three years in the making, the master plan proposal supports a rezoning application Snowbasin submitted to Weber County last month. That request would move the 3,800 acres of Snowbasin property in Weber County into the county's new destination and recreation resort zone. That designation establishes development standards that preserve open space, promote recreation and boost the Ogden Valley's economy. Snowbasin's land in Weber County includes the ski area's base facilities.

How quickly the development will take place is hard to say. No requests to build any structures have This master plan could span up to 50 years, and will be phased in as market conditions allow. The Salt Lake Tribune