Park City Mountain Resort

With just days before a crucial court hearing, the Park City Mountain Resort is arguing that if the Third District Court authorizes an eviction from the ski mountain they've been using, it will be an injustice not only to them, but to many third parties that depend on the resort for economic survival.

The Park City Mountain Resort, in papers filed today has asked the Third District Court to freeze any efforts by Vail/Talisker to evict them from the ski mountain above the Resort, until they have a chance to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Muncipal does not have a seat at the negotiating table as Park City Mountain Resorts officials attempt to figure out how to keep the 50 year old resort open for the long term.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

While it has yet to play out publicly in negotiations between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail, water will be one of the major sticking points. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The day after Third District Judge Ryan Harris delivered his judgment on nine motions in the PCMR versus Talisker/Vail lawsuit, Park City's Mayor Jack Thomas and City Manager Diane Foster came in to the KPCW studios to sit down with Lynn Ware Peek and discuss how this will affect the town and the area. Their full interview follows.

Park City Mountain Resort had little good news Wednesday from Third District Judge Ryan Harris, who ruled against the Resort on virtually every claim and massive opinion.

He did leave one claim partially intact, however, saying the Resort can continue to litigate there.

The Resort says it suffered financial damages relating to the lease it held on the ski mountain owned by Talisker. Although the Resort missed a deadline to renew the lease in April 2011, Talisker didn't give notice for eight months that it considered the lease to be expired. Rick Brough has more.

As we've reported, in a major omnibus ruling issued Wednesday, Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled on nine motions in the lease dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail.

On virtually all issues, Judge Harris ruled in favor of Talisker Land Holdings, Vail Resorts, and their affiliates. In his 82-page opinion, the Judge laid down the history of the dipute, and the reasoning behind his decisions. Rick Brough has more.

Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled in Vail and Talisker's favor on all nine legal motions before him in the three-year-old lawsuit over Park City Mountain Resort's lands.

KPCW's Larry Warren has more on the ruling, and the immediate reaction from those involved.

At the end of the stock trading day, as word of Vail's court victory was reported by KPCW, Vail's stock jumped by nearly five percent.


Vail Resorts Wednesday won its Third District Court lawsuit against Park City Mountain Resort, which contended that PCMR failed to renew its lease on ski lands at the resort.  The ruling on nine motions in the three-year old-case all favored Vail’s positions that PCMR’s lease is now expired.  Vail has already served an eviction notice to PCMR, which has ignored the eviction.

Despite the ongoing lease dispute between PCMR and Vail/Talisker, city leaders say plans for a parking structure, enhanced transit, and greater connection between the resort and Lower Park Avenue area will move forward. Lynn Ware Peek has more.