(July 5, 2012) – Park City Mountain Resort believes that the agreements in place entitle it to use the Resort property through the year 2051. Talisker argues that the agreements have expired and will not be extended until the Resort agrees to Talisker’s financial demands. The Resort believes those financial demands to be completely unreasonable. Although we’re encouraged by Talisker’s public statements that it doesn’t intend to attempt an eviction during the next ski season, the parties have so far been unable to resolve this dispute. We have always desired a fair and quick resolution to this dispute for the sake of our employees and the Greater Park City community. We remain committed to finding a solution in discussions with Talisker.
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(May 21, 2012) – Today the owner of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) asked the Court for permission to amend the complaint to assert two new claims for Talisker’s violation of the Utah Antitrust Act. In the proposed amended complaint, PCMR alleges that Talisker, which owns Canyons Resort, and its affiliate United Park City Mines Company have unlawfully attempted to shut down Park City Mountain resort or to increase dramatically the Resort’s cost of operations, thereby disabling it as a competitor. PCMR alleges that Talisker objective has been to obtain ownership and control of Park City Mountain Resort, thereby monopolizing or attempting to monopolize the relevant markets for skiing and snowboarding. PCMR contends that Talisker’s conduct was not justified by any legitimate economic reason and involved its intentional nondisclosure of material facts and its breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the parties’ leases.
(May 15, 2012) – Today the owner of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) filed papers opposing the motion to dismiss previously filed by United Park City Mines Company and Talisker Land Holdings and supporting PCMR’s right to relief. PCMR’s papers argue that it would be premature for the Court to dismiss PCMR’s complaint and that United Park and Talisker should be prevented from contending that critical leases expire before the year 2051. We argue that, according to records of the Utah State Tax Commission from the early 2000’s, United Park obtained a significant reduction of its property taxes based on representations that PCMR’s leases would not expire until 2051 and that PCMR would have the right to use the land until then. PCMR has always desired a fair and prompt resolution to this dispute and we are confident in our case moving forward.
We created this site to keep you up-to-date on the latest details and important information as it relates to our filing against Talisker.
Recently, Talisker filed a motion to dismiss the Complaint that we filed in March. Our legal team reviewed the motion and believes it lacks merit. We will ask the court to deny the motion so that we can proceed with litigation and resolve this case based on the merits.
Our desire has always been to quickly and fairly resolve this dispute for the benefit of our team members and community, who truly bear the brunt of uncertainty. We will continue our discussions with Talisker and look forward to working with them on a reasonable solution.
Once again, we appreciate your patience and support as we continue to work towards a reasonable solution.
After numerous attempts to reach an agreement, we, the owners of Park City Mountain Resort have decided to file a lawsuit against Talisker Land Holdings, a Canadian real estate conglomerate. At issue, is the continuing right to use land occupied by some of Park City Mountain Resort’s chairlifts and runs. The real estate developer maintains that our lease has expired. We strongly disagree. After exhaustive negotiations, we are left with no other option but to take this action. We feel that this is now a matter for the courts to decide.
Simply put, if we lose this suit, or an agreement isn’t reached, Park City Mountain Resort will be forced to close.
This decision comes after much deliberation. We’ve worked hard to build the Resort into what it is today. Because so much is at stake we took this action so that we might resolve this matter in the fairest and fastest way possible.
We’ve created this website to answer many of the questions we’re sure you have. We appreciate your support of Park City Mountain Resort.
President and General Manager
Park City Mountain Resort