Earlier this week we learned of potential Deer Valley Resort expansion to the East in Wasatch County. This is great news for both current and future Jordanelle and Heber City real estate investors!
In a Park Record article released Tuesday, Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort president and general manager, discussed the resorts plan to expand acreage, lodging, parking and base area facilities along the resorts border of U.S. Highway 40.
Although the resorts Jordanelle Express Gondola does extend to the Hwy 40 Mayflower exit, the current gondola parking lot is small and few amenities exist for skiers eager to hit the slopes right away. As a result, many Wasatch County residents and skiers opt to access the resort by Hwy. 248, which is notorious for its traffic congestion and backups on powder days and holiday periods.
Although applications have yet to be filed with the county Wheaton mentioned that talks have been in the works over the past year between Deer Valley and landowners of several hundred acres of terrain extending from Jordanelle Express Gondola toward Heber City.
The discussions have included owners of the Mayflower acreage, which runs from the resorts Mayflower lift down toward Hwy. 40.
Also included in talks is the Utah State Military Installation Development Authority, the governing body of projects on military property. Three military parcels would be included within the proposed development borders.
Should the project move forward, 200 acres or so of new ski slopes could include a variety of terrain ranging from beginner to expert runs. Several new lifts are also proposed. Additionally, a traditional resort base area would enhance skier access with the opportunity for expanded parking, shops, restaurants and lodging.
Wheaton confirmed that with the proposed Deer Valley Resort expansion and addition of a new base area, zoning for houses, condominiums and hotels is under discussion with the county.
I'll keep you updated with the latest on this exciting Deer Valley development. If talks progress and development applications are filed by the end of the year as Wheaton suggested, we could see home prices shoot up further in exclusive golf communities such as Promontory Club, Tuhaye and Red Ledges.
To learn about real estate opportunities in the Jordanelle area and Wasatch County contact me directly at 435-901-4309!
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