Park City Mountain Resort

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.

As the only ski resort in Park City not embroiled in the legal fight over disputed ski terrain, Deer Valley has kept relatively quiet about the battle, but as KPCW's Lynn Peek reports, the resort is keeping a watchful eye on how that dispute evolves. 

On Friday, both sides in Park City's ski resort fight filed their legal arguments, concerning how much of a financial bond the Park City Mountain Resort has to post to avoid being evicted from its ski hill this winter by the landlord, Talisker. 

Both sides electronically filed documents with the court, but questions are still remaining. 

Talisker, in its 37-page filing, blacked out much of the financial data, including the final amount of the bond it's asking. They did say the Mountain Resort should pay within five business days of a judge's order. 

The KPCW Summer Pledge Drive is off and running; on this episode of KPCW's Mountain Money, Larry and Doug welcomed some of our friends from Park City Mountain Resort for an update of all that is going on as well as details about their challenge grant. Don't forget to support KPCW this week; details can be found elsewhere here on and on air through Friday. Thanks for your support!

Friday is the deadline for PCMR and Talisker/Vail to finish up court ordered mediation between the ongoing battle over the ski terrain of the Mountain Resort, but both sides are now asking for more time. Lynn Ware Peek has more.