Unless there's an incentive for skiers to let strangers ride with them, we don't see this becoming a viable solution to ease ski resort traffic congestion.
Utah's ski resorts represent how different resorts and attractions working together towards a common goal can lead to big pay-offs for a state's tourism economy.
That lack of consistency from one season to another is a greater threat to the mountain resort industry than anything.
No one wants to claim ultimate responsibility in these cases, least of all the often small, rural businesses that can quickly be significantly impacted by one or several lawsuits.
Expensive, high-tech equipment is needed to keep snow on resorts mountains pushing small operations out of existence as larger resorts with means manage to survive despite dropping snow levels.
Seasonal tourism can be quickly impacted by changing weather patterns and similar struggles are impacting small to medium-sized businesses around the world.