Leslie Thatcher asks the Mayor of the town of Vail - and former President of Vail Resorts - if Vail Resorts will be the new 500 lb gorilla in town, now that Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort.
Powdr Corp. has sold it's flagship resort, Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts, effectively immediately. This includes the base area, the parking lots, lower ski terrain, chairlifts as well as the water and snowmaking for the entire mountain. A purchase price wasn't reported.The agreement stipulates that Vail must retain PCMR employees in their current roles.
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.
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.