Karen Korfanta was a Junior National Champion ski racer in the 1960s and went on to compete for the University of Utah race team. She was later named to the US Ski Team and a member of the 1968 US Olympic Ski Team.
KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher starts a new series of local stories for this winter.
To celebrate Park City Mountain Resort’s 50th anniversary, KPCW created an audio anthology – filled with local stories.
We'll be sharing your yarns about yard sales, anecdotes around America’s Open, features about first chairs or first runs and vignettes about virgin ski trails. If it happened at Park City Mountain Resort over the last 50 years, we've heard – and recorded – it. Starting Friday, December 6 during the morning news with Leslie Thatcher.
As we've reported, a court fight the last year and a half has focused on whether the Park City Mountain Resort has a continued valid lease of 3700 acres of its ski mountain. In the meantime, the Mountain Resort has continued to use the ski terrain, while rent payments to the landlord, Talisker, have been refused. In its recent court filing, Talisker gave some further details about the rent dispute. Rick Brough has more.
Attorneys for the Park City Mountain Resort filed an amended lawsuit last week against Talisker Land Holdings, in the resort's effort to maintain its leases on over 3,000 acres of its ski terrain. The revamped lawsuit has added five new corporate defendants, tied to Talisker or Vail Resorts, and alleges that the Mountain Resort's rights under its leases have been violated, because Talisker has sold or transferred the property to a third party. Part of the new lawsuit has been blacked out, in the copy available to the public. Rick Brough has more.