The June 2005 decision to close the Aerial Tram in October 2006 was made following 18 months of unprecedented evaluation into all facets of Tram operations by leading industry engineers. The results required Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) to make a decision regarding ongoing tram operations.
Less than three months from the start of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, there is no snow at Utah ski areas, and the warmest November in the Colorado Rockies since 1979 has forced cancellation of the World Cup downhill.
US Ski Team athletes are helping to educate fans about the 15 environmental programs sponsored by the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The Salt Lake Games aim to be the first Olympics to achieve zero waste and zero emissions.