Residents sue to block Cherry Peak Ski Area

Residents sue to block Cherry Peak Ski Area

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A zoning permit for a new Cache County ski area is being challenged by neighbors who say the tiny resort doesn't belong between a designated wilderness on national forest land and a state wildlife management area.
LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A zoning permit for a new Cache County ski area is being challenged by neighbors who say the tiny resort doesn't belong between a designated wilderness on national forest land and a state wildlife management area.

The Herald Journal of Logan reports that residents are suing Cache County in 1st District Court for approving a conditional-use permit in February for the ski area.

The Cherry Peak Ski Area would occupy about 200 acres of private land in the mountains outside of Richmond, a dozen miles north of Logan.

Opponents say the ski area could spook elk, deer and grouse on surrounding public lands. They say it's too close to the Richmond Wildlife Management Area and the Mount Naomi Wilderness Area.

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