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Mayflower base complex would be largest building in Wasatch County

Plans for the 1.1 million-square-foot skier services complex at the Mayflower Mountain Resort include hotels, condos, a skating area and resort operational facilities.
Extell Utah
Plans for the 1.1 million-square-foot skier services complex at the Mayflower Mountain Resort include hotels, condos, a skating area and resort operational facilities.

With its 1 million-square-foot base complex newly approved, the Mayflower Mountain Resort is one step closer to becoming the country’s newest ski resort.

Just off U.S. Highway 40 across from the Jordanelle Reservoir, the newly approved Mayflower Mountain Resort skier services complex will be one of the busiest and most visible areas of the new resort. That’s partly because the site is just a few hundred feet from the roadway — but even more because it’ll be the new largest building in Wasatch County, according to Wasatch County Planning Director Doug Smith.

According to developers, the tallest building in the complex could reach 13 floors, including six underground, and construction could begin next spring.

“It's kind of the front-facing and back-of-house central building that provides all of the guest services that you typically see in a day skier lodge,” said Broke Hontz, vice president of development for Extell Utah. “It's a very key piece to the coming together of the entire resort, and specifically the ski beach and area we call the ice ribbon plaza.”

Extell Utah executives presented the plan to the board of the Military Installation Development Authority, or MIDA, which is the state agency overseeing the resort development. The complex is designed to include 306 hotel rooms, 108 condos, a fitness center, commercial space and restaurants.

The design the board approved Tuesday estimates the project to be 1,120,446 square feet.

The complex will be situated between the base area ski lifts, parking lots and a plaza with ice skating.

The plaza at the complex opens up to the Mayflower ski beach area.
Extell Utah
The plaza at the complex opens up to the Mayflower ski beach area.

During summers, Hontz said the resort will repurpose the skating area for roller skating and use its ski beach for concerts.

The Mayflower skier services complex isn’t cleared for construction yet, according to Smith. Next, the project just needs building permits.

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