Attorneys for the Park City Mountain Resort went into Third District Thursday, asking Judge Ryan Harris to reconsider a major ruling against the Resort which he handed down a year and a half ago.
In the legal fight with its landlord, Talisker, the Mountain Resort argues that the lease on over 3,000 acres of its ski mountain is still valid.

The announcement that the EPA and United Park City Mines/Talisker have come to an agreement to clean up mine tailings around the Richardson Flat Superfund Site is also big news for Summit County government.  Rick Brough has more.

The latest ruling from Third District Court is a mixed bag for the two sides in the Park City ski resort fight, as Judge Ryan Harris ruled in part for the Park City Mountain Resort and partly for Talisker - the landlord for the bulk of the Mountain Resort's ski hill.
Favoring Talisker, the judge refused to throw out its claim that the Mountain Resort is unlawfully in possession of the ski mountain, and is subject to eviction. Talisker can continue to litigate that allegation.

Debate On PCMR Detainer

Feb 18, 2014

Opposing attorneys in the legal fight over the ski mountain lease of Park City Mountain Resort went into Third District Court last week.  The major arguments focused on claims from Talisker, the landlord, that it is entitled to evict the Mountain Resort,  and is owed the profits that the Mountain Resort has made every since its lease allegedly expired in the spring of 2011.

Judge Ryan Harris took the arguments under advisement and did not render a decision last week.  Rick Brough has more.

The discovery period for both sides in the Park City Mountain Resort/Talisker Land Holdings legal fight will expire in about six weeks.

With that in mind, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris heard another request from Talisker earlier this week, to access information held by the mountain resort.

Ultimately, Judge Harris issued a ruling that, he said, didn't entirely favor one side or the other. Rick Brough has more.

In the ongoing legal war between ski areas, Talisker Land Holdings has won a skirmish.
Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris turned down a request from the Park City Mountain Resort, and ruled that a letter from Talisker executive Jack Bistricer, currently sealed in the court record, should not be disclosed.
The judge said the letter was part of confidential settlement discussions between the two sides. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday passed a series of agreements, to settle a tax dispute with Talisker's Empire Pass Hotel, the Montage. The county and half-a-dozen other taxing entities have to return taxes to the Montage over the dispute - an amount totaling nearly $1.7 million. Rick Brough has more. 

As we've reported, a court fight the last year and a half has focused on whether the Park City Mountain Resort has a continued valid lease of 3700 acres of its ski mountain. In the meantime, the Mountain Resort has continued to use the ski terrain, while rent payments to the landlord, Talisker, have been refused. In its recent court filing, Talisker gave some further details about the rent dispute. Rick Brough has more. 

Talisker has filed counter claims against the owners of the Park City Mountain Resort, re-asserting and offering more details on a claim that the Mountain Resort knowingly committed fraud in order to hang onto the Resort's Lease of 3700 acres making up the bulk of its ski terrain.  Talisker Land Holdings, the landlord for the ski mountain, maintains the lease expired on April 30, 2011.  They allege the Mountain Resort's corporate executives and counsel didn't send out a letter extending the lease until May 2nd, but knowingly backdated the letter to April 30th.  The counter claim says that n

The Snyderville Planning Commission took a tour of the Canyons Resort area Tuesday, and go a look, up close and personal, at the progress of construction on the 18-hole golf course. Rick Brough has more.