Cache residents rallying against proposed ski resort near Richmond

A group of Cache Valley residents are fighting a proposed ski resort east of Richmond at the mouth of Cherry Creek Canyon. David Chadwick and Logan Checketts presented their plans for the 160-acre Rainey Ranch Ski Resort at the March 4, 2010, meeting of the Cache County Planning and Zoning Commission.

The developers requested a conditional use permit for their property, currently zoned FR-40. The “family-friendly” resort would feature up to four lifts, a small lodge, warming hut, a tubing hill with “magic carpet,” and parking for up to 350 cars. Developers hoped to break ground next month and be ready for skiers by Thanksgiving Day.

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