City officials say they are more optimistic about a positive outcome in the legal dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and its landlord Talisker than they've been in months. On the other hand, they're prepared to go to court to ensure the resort stays intact, with its base within Park City's limits, if necessary. Leslie Thatcher has more.
On the verge of the Labor Day weekend, both sides in Park City’s ski resort fight say they are continuing to mediate.
The mediation deadline has been extended twice , most recently till 5 p.m. on Friday. John Lund , the counsel for Talisker and Vail, said in an e-mail this afternoon that the deadline has been extended to 10 a.m. on Sunday, and he added the parties are continuing to work together in good faith.
As we reported, as attorneys for Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings/Vail Resorts face off in court Wednesday, there was plenty of debate about land values, appraisals and profit margins and case law.
Also in the discussion, however, was one lawyer's point referred to his own landlord; another attorney emphasized location, location, location, and at times the judge interrogated the lawyers closely. Rick Brough has more.
Listen to the live recordings of the attorneys for Park City Mountain Resort and Judge Ryan Harris from Wednesday's hearing . Both sides were presenting their argument on what the bond amount should be for PCMR to open the ski resort this winter.
Judge Ryan Harris chose not to render a decision yesterday, instead choosing to meet again at 1 PM Wednesday, September 3.
After three hours of oral arguments between the two sides in Park City's ski resort fight, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris said he wasn't able to come up with a ruling today.
The judge said he will render a decision next week, Wednesday, September 3.
The judge was asked to set a bond amount that the Park City Mountain Resort would have to pay so it could putt off an eviction, and continue operations this winter on a 3,000-acre ski hill owned by Talisker Land Holdings.
With a critically important hearing set for Wednesday in Park City's ski resort fight, both sides fired off one more volley at each other, via written agreements submitted last Friday.
Third District Judge Ryan Harris will be asked tomorrow to set a bond amount Park City Mountain Resort has to pay to fend off eviction and operate for the upcoming ski season.
The major dispute is setting a value for the 3,000 acres of ski mountain, owned by Talisker Land Holdings and leased in the past by PCMR. The argument has often center on whose property is dependent on who?
The two disputing ski resort giants, Vail Resorts and Park City Mountain Resort, continue to mediate and have asked the court's permission to keep meeting through the rest of the week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
In an op-ed published Sunday in the Satl Lake Tribune, Jack Gallivan Jr. and Mickey Gallivan, whose father helped launch what is now Park City Mountain Resort, wrote that Park City's ski resort fight must be resolved.
While they plead with both sides to find a solution, most of the criticism in their guest editorial is aimed at Talisker and Vail Resorts. Rick Brough has more.
In a joint statement issued Friday, Park City Municipal and Summit County have urged all sides in Park City's ski resort fight to cooperate and end uncertainties about the upcoming ski season.
Meanwhile, in the statements issued last week, Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail indicated they still sharply disagree on the amount of a bond PCMR should post in order to put off an eviction. Rick Brough has more.
With a court hearing schedule next week to decide how many Park City Mountain Resort will have to pay to use the upper elevation ski terrain for another season, Park City officials are staying focused on their goal - that the resort opens it entirety. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.