In a recent court filing, Park City Mountain Resort says that if it were evicted off the ski mountain by its landlord, Talisker Land Holdings, the Resort will dismantle the ski lifts on the hill. Attorneys for Talisker are saying the Resort is not entitled to do that - while the two sides have been debating other issues in court over the past week. Rick Brough has more.
A couple of court hearings scheduled for early next month in the ongoing legal dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts. This Tuesday, however, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz offered to buy Park City’s access to the ski mountain and property that Vail Resorts holds a lease to. But Park City says no way to a Vail takeover. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.
Ski Utah and Area Resorts Unveil ONE Wasatch Concept
A Vision to Connect Seven Ski Resorts in the Central Wasatch Mountains
(SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH) – Ski Utah and representatives from Alta Ski Area, Brighton Resort, Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and Solitude Mountain Resort held a news conference today at Ski Utah’s headquarters to announce their support for an over-the-snow connection between all seven resorts via chairlift and ski run called ONE Wasatch.
For more than 30 years now, a group of women – who love to ski and aren’t afraid to ski the deep and the steep - meet every Tuesday morning. It used to be at the Cookie Bear– now it’s outside Kristi’s Coffee. In this week’s Park City Story, three of those women who have been regulars, Francine Valline, Kathy Kahn and Carol Agle revel in the fun, adventure and rule breaking they’ve had over the years.
The latest ruling from Third District Court is a mixed bag for the two sides in the Park City ski resort fight, as Judge Ryan Harris ruled in part for the Park City Mountain Resort and partly for Talisker - the landlord for the bulk of the Mountain Resort's ski hill. Favoring Talisker, the judge refused to throw out its claim that the Mountain Resort is unlawfully in possession of the ski mountain, and is subject to eviction. Talisker can continue to litigate that allegation.
The second longest tenured employee at Park City Mountain Resort is Clark Parkinson.
Parkinson - who worked in school school for 46 seasons - retired in 2009. His record at the resort is only surpassed by Keith Bates who worked for 50 seasons before passing away this fall. Parkinson taught hundreds - perhaps thousands - of lessons as well as teaching his own children and 7 grandchildren to ski. In this week's Park City Story, he takes a look back at that lengthy career and the changes in teaching techniques, ski shape and snow making...