Although officially employees of Vail Resorts, as of Thursday, the staff at Park City Mountain Resort will make the transition with new company policies and email addresses over the next three months. Since it's going to be the same Vail executive who did the exact same thing a year ago, when Vail Resorts took over operations at Canyons Resort, he has a playbook to work with. Leslie Thatcher has more.
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.
Tuesday's announcement that Park City Mountain Resort would post the multi-million dollar bond to operate the resort this upcoming winter came as good news to pass holders and the local business owners at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.
The news that there will be a ski season at Park City Mountain Resort - that the resort will post a $17.5 million bond to keep operating this winter - was welcomed by Park City Municipal and the Park City Chamber Bureau. And it was commended by Talisker, the landlord for the resort's ski hill. Rick Brough has more.
Bond Payment to Ensure PCMR Will Have Ski Season While Negotiations for Long-Term Resolution Continue
Submitted by Powdr Corp
PARK CITY, UT-- September 9, 2014 - Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) announced today that it will pay the $17.5 million bond amount ordered by the Court to ensure the resort will open as planned this season, scheduled for November 22, 2014.
In a hearing Friday afternoon, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris ruled Park City Mountain Resort has to post $17.5 million to keep operating this ski season, and to use the 3,000-acre ski mountain owned by Talisker.The judge ruled the bond has to be posted by the end of next week, on Friday, September 12. Rick Brough has more.