Washington • Momentum for a gondola between Canyons and Solitude ski resorts stalled in the past session of Congress and might be dead this year as well.
So far, none of Utah's federal officials plans to reintroduce legislation that would require the Forest Service to sell land along the ridge between the two popular resorts, removing federal-approval requirements that would make it easier for Canyons to build the SkiLink connection between them.
"There is this more-comprehensive approach to transportation in our canyons," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose district would include SkiLink, said last week. He was referring to an environmental impact statement (EIS) in the early stages of development that is expected to take a sweeping look at future transportation needs in a region that includes the Cottonwood canyons, Park City and Salt Lake City International Airport. "It's probably best to let that play itself out."