Not quite the G8, but as close as it gets for canary-in-the-coal-mine ski towns, the inaugural Mountain Towns 2030 brought together city and county leaders, resort bigwigs, and snow industry–related organizations for a climate crisis summit as Park City and Vail Resorts rally their peers to join them in “net zero by 2030” goals.








Open-space proponents are celebrating once again, thanks to the county and Snyderville Basin Recreation’s joint $7.5 million purchase of the 340-acre Gillmor parcel, which, along with the neighboring 107-acre Triangle parcel, allows for a recreational corridor connecting the new Silver Creek Village, The Rail Trail, and Round Valley.







For those still smarting from the state’s “loss” of a Congressional representative to North Carolina after the 2000 Census and Summit County’s so-so participation (55%) in the 2010 Census, now is the time to stand up and be counted: census results determine not only representation but also funding for everything from Head Start and Medicare to highway construction and housing loans.







Extell Development Company fired up the backhoes this summer as voluntary soil remediation and preliminary infrastructure work began at the 5,600-acre Mayflower Mountain Resort, setting the stage for a sizable ski area and “village,” including chairlifts, an ice rink, multiple hotels, 1,000 residential units, and more on Deer Valley Resort’s backside.