Snowbasin, Utah.— Snowbasin Resort is holding two Open Houses on May 24th and May 25th, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a presentation both nights at 5:30pm to allow the public the opportunity to view the proposed master plan for the 8,100 acres located in Morgan County. Tuesday, May 24th will take place in Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin, and Wednesday, May 25th will take place at the Morgan County Council Chambers at 48 West Young Street in Morgan City. Members of the design team and Snowbasin Resort owner and manager representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the elements of the master plan.
In February, 2011, Snowbasin Resort, located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City, applied to rezone approximately 8,100 acres located in Morgan County. The master plan represents a four-year effort to create a new master plan for the 12,000-acre property located in Weber and Morgan Counties.
“We are proud of the proposed master plan and look forward to sharing it with the public,” states Wallace Huffman, Snowbasin’s Director of Resorts and Resort Development. “We have taken great care to work cooperatively with the stakeholders in the County to ensure that future plans for Snowbasin align with and compliment the vision and plans for the future of Ogden Valley and Morgan County.”
Becky Zimmermann, President of Design Workshop, the Snowbasin Resort planners, “This master plan represents extensive site analysis, research and collaboration with stakeholders to develop a master plan that creates a four-season resort that both enhances the resident and visitor experience at Snowbasin and protects the characteristics of the valley and the pristine beauty of the area.”
The master plan encompasses Snowbasin property in both Weber and Morgan Counties and was planned as one project to ensure compatibility and continuity between the two counties. The Morgan County plan includes a new portal to the mountain, a boutique hotel, retail and residential near the new village center as well as clustered neighborhoods throughout the County. The plan proposes to develop only fifteen percent (15%) of the 8,100 acres, preserving eighty-five percent (85%) as open space.
“While this master plan could span up to 50 years and will be phased as market conditions allow, we are excited to start the process now in order to create a distinctive destination resort,” states Huffman.