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Little Cottonwood Canyon: Ski Industry

Research guide for history and planning in Utah's Wasatch Mountains

Ski Areas

Little Cottonwood Canyon has two lift-served ski resorts, ski guide services, and terrain used by backcountry skiers. 

Ski Area Development


Scholarly Research

Keith, John, Christopher Fawson, and Tsangyao Chang. "Recreation as an economic development strategy: Some evidence from Utah." Journal of Leisure Research 28, no. 2 (1996): 96-107.

Lazar, Brian, and M. Williams. "Potential impacts of climate change for US wasatch range ski areas: projections for park city mountain resort in 2030, 2050, and 2075." In Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, pp. 436-443. 2010.

Naftz, David L., Leslie K. Kanagy, David D. Susong, Duane S. Wydoski, and Christopher J. Kanagy. Explosive-residue compounds resulting from snow avalanche control in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. USGS Water Resources Investigations 2003-4007. US Geological Survey,  2003.

Rugh, Susan Sessions. "Branding Utah: industrial tourism in the postwar American West." Western Historical Quarterly 37, no. 4 (2006): 445-472.

Silverton, Natalie A., Scott E. McIntosh, and Han S. Kim. "Avalanche safety practices in Utah." Wilderness & environmental medicine 18, no. 4 (2007): 264-270.

Wilkinson, Jay. "The new competing uses: balancing recreation with preservation in Utah's Wasatch mountains." J. Land Resources & Envtl. L. 24 (2004): 561.


Ski History

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