Developer believes new ski resort proposal has met all criteria

Cache County’s Planning Commission meets Thursday, February 2 and developer Logan Checketts is hoping for approval of a conditional use permit that would allow him to move ahead with a new ski resort east of Richmond.Checketts says he believes he has met all the requirements for developing the Cherry Peak Ski Area, including an environmental study that shows there would not be negative impacts on the habitat in the area.On KVNU’s For the People program Monday, Checketts said there has also been concern about Richmond City’s critical water supply. He said Cherry Peak would be comparable to Deer Valley which has a spring on their run that the public skis over.”At our place the public will not ski over the springs,” he explained. “They are actually higher in elevation than where our public will be, our skiers will be. “We feel very safe and confident that we won’t have a negative impact on water for Richmond City.”Checketts said a study shows that the local population is under-served as far as ski activities are concerned. His development would include four ski lifts, a terrain park, a zip line, three water storage reservoirs and one cable tow for a tubing hill. Thursday’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the Historic Cache County Court House.

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