Stretching for miles along the ridge of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, lies one of the most spectacularly pristine and private recreational properties available in the US. Featured in today’s Denver Post, Wasatch Peaks Ranch offers more ski terrain than Vail.
Owned by the heirs of the late Dick Bass, the seven-summit pioneer, first investor in Vail and founder of Snowbird Ski Resort, and the Holding family, known for Sinclair Oil and developer of nearby Snowbasin Ski Resort, the Wasatch Peaks Ranch has a continuous ridgeline of 11 miles that includes 24 peaks, 15 bowls and cirques, plus a 4,600 foot vertical rise on the ranch and adjacent National Forest. It’s only 15 minutes from Ogden, and 35 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport, making this ski property incredibly accessible.
Our own Ken Mirr was mentioned in the article and ponders the multiple uses of the property:
“I’m not sure how many more mountains there are out there left to own,” said Mirr, who is floating the ranch as a potential private ski resort akin to Montana’s wildly successful Yellowstone Club.
The property is also well suited to be a destination resort or alpine retreat. While this could also be a private enclave, the development potential is attractive considering the private skiing, heli-skiing, and the additional recreational opportunities. Denver Post reporter Jason Blevins explains:
The property is a recreational paradise. Eleven creeks cross the property on their way to the Weber River, spilling from the alpine through montane forests and deep gorges into open meadows. The ranch’s peaks get about 400 inches of snow a year, offering about 5,500 acres of skiable terrain. That’s larger than Vail.
Essentially, this is an unrivaled investment opportunity in an ideal location. Head on over to the Denver Post to check out the article, and find more information on the Wasatch Peaks Ranch offering on the MRG website.