With its claims for more skiers, profits and jobs, the SkiLink plan reported in "Canyons Resort reveals where SkiLink would go" (Tribune, Aug. 14) allows us to imagine a day on the slopes, with a connection from Canyons Resort to Solitude.
The Canyons' end of the proposed gondola is at the top of Day Break lift. A skier would have to buy a pass and take four lifts with connecting ski runs to get there. After the 11,000-foot-long gondola ride, she then buys a second pass at Solitude, but she would have to start back in time to make the long return trek from Day Break via several runs and lifts to the resort village.
Promoters claim this doubtful scheme will attract 150,000 more skiers annually and bring 500 new jobs without resort expansion. It's hard to see where the claimed $51 million annual cash flow will come from, even if hordes of skiers do choose to ride SkiLink to nowhere.
As for jobs, what are they counting? Construction of the gondola? Lift attendants? Parking lot guides? It doesn't add up. There's gotta be a hidden agenda here.
Jan Harold Brunvand
Salt Lake City