Vail Resorts


The Park City Council got a lot of public input last week on the notion of Vail Resorts’ efforts to trademark the name “Park City.” The council says now that they’ve heard from both Vail and the public, they’ve got more to study before taking a stance.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 


Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words Park City, but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with the Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:

Here is the complete interview with Bill Rock and Kristin Williams from The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher on Thursday, June 9, 2016:

Courtesy Angela Moschetta, Future Park City

The count keeps getting higher.  As of Tuesday afternoon, more than fifty people have asked the federal trademark office for more time to consider what threat, if any, exists if Vail owns a trademark for the name "Park City."  The deadline to file an extension request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is this Thursday.  That's the same day city council will take up the issue in a work session.  And now a new group called Future Park City is getting in on the action.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the latest.  

Vail's attempt to trademark the name Park City just got delayed by dozens of individuals.   On Monday, June 6, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted at least 25 different people more time to examine Vail's application to see if they may oppose it.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.

Vail released this statement Monday evening to KPCW from Kristin Williams, VP of Mountain Community Affairs.

The price of a season pass to Park City Mountain Resort is going up for the 2016-2017 season.  And the resort says the best deals are for guests who purchase their pass before April 10th.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

Here is a link to the resort's season pass site.

 The man at the helm of Park City's largest employer was in town for a big party last week.  Rob Katz is the CEO of Vail Resorts and he was leading the celebration of the opening of the Quicksilver Gondola.  While he was in town, KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to him about what's next for Vail in Utah.

Here is a link to the entire KPCW interview with Rob Katz, Vail Resorts CEO

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nicky DeFord, Senior Manager of Charitable Contributions for Vail Resorts, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas, Midway Author Dean Hughes about his new book, Home and Away and local author Terry Sidford about her new book, One Hundred Hearts.

KPCW Joins Chairs For Charity

Dec 5, 2015
courtesy Malia Denali

Park City's EpicPromise Chairs for Charity event takes place at the Kimball Art Center December 8 – 10. 

What is Chairs for Charity? 

When Park City took down the Motherlode chair lift this summer, they kept a few chairs to help support local nonprofits. Over the last several weeks, 18 Park City nonprofits, including KPCW, have teamed up with local artists to create a work of art out of their chair. All of the chairs will be auctioned off at a private event on December 10. KPCW's artists are Park City-based Bill Kranstover and Malia Denali. 

graphic by KPCW; background trails map from Park City Mountain

Nearly 75 people traveled on Park City Road Tour to Breckenridge and Grand Junction, Colorado last week. KPCW spoke with a couple of them following their return. Rick Brough has more.

Cindy Kaiser

Park City turned out to find out what the new look and name of the town's namesake combined resort would be. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.