NO GONDOLA IN LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON. We must take action before UDOT finalizes their decision to move forward with the gondola. This is our last chance to consider alternative transportation options up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) began an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the spring of 2018 to explore transportation solutions for Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC). On August 30th, UDOT announced the gondola, with a phased approach, as their preferred alternative. UDOT will publish their final decision (or Record of Decision) in the coming weeks. 

Today, there are two important actions to take (please see the "Take Action" dropdown below):
1. Submit a comment to the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)
2. Submit a comment to Governor Cox

The proposed gondola is approximately 8-miles long. It would begin at the base of LCC and include two stops, one at Snowbird Ski Resort and the other at Alta Ski Area. The gondola would also include 20 towers and 2 angle stations, ranging from 130 feet to 262 feet tall. 

Under the current proposal, UDOT will enhance bus service, implement tolls, widen Wasatch Boulevard, and build snow sheds as they work to construct the gondola. After the gondola is complete, UDOT would end the enhanced bus service. 

Save Our Canyons strongly opposes UDOT’s gondola proposal because it will fail to solve traffic congestion and instead endangers our critical watershed and limits canyon access for non-resort patrons. 

We’re disappointed UDOT is still considering the gondola after widespread opposition from local communities and a bipartisan group of public officials. However, we still have time to prevent the gondola and consider other alternatives like a flexible, year-round bus system, costing taxpayers less money and supporting all users of the canyon.