In a recent court filing, Park City Mountain Resort says that if it were evicted off the ski mountain by its landlord, Talisker Land Holdings, the Resort will dismantle the ski lifts on the hill. Attorneys for Talisker are saying the Resort is not entitled to do that - while the two sides have been debating other issues in court over the past week. Rick Brough has more.

Opposing attorneys for the Park City Mountain Resort and for Talisker returned to Third District Court Thursday and argued two major issues over the Resort's lease of its ski mountain. Judge Ryan Harris didn't hand down a decision, saying he will have rulings at an unspecified time.
However, reporters did hear briefly outside the courtroom from Jon Cumming, the CEO of Powdr Corp, parent company of the Mountain Resort. Rick Brough has more.

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.