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What's The Word

By Darrick Olsen
Oct 21, 2014

The one word on the tip of almost every tongue in Park City, Utah is VAIL. Vail, Vail, Vail. Yes, Vail is here! Now, that Vail has purchased the base of Park City Mountain Resort, Vail is not only staying, it is growing. The large majority of resort and retail areas that remain to be developed in Park City are now at the base of a Vail Resort.

The overall feeling about how great this is for Park City, has not only been expressed by Deer Valley's Bob Wheaton, The Mayor and the local merchants, with Vail Resorts now officially operating Park City Mountain Resort, the question, "What do you think is going to happen?" has been replaced with; "Do you have your Epic Pass, yet?".

The ever anticipated and always, greatest snow on earth is expected to have a special "Vail" luster this ski season. The impact on the locals has been so strong that it seems, even if for some reason we were to ski on ?man made snow all ski season, this year really seems to be magically transforming into the Greatest Snow On Earth - EVER!!

What does all this mean to Real Estate? Click through ToParkCityRealEstate.com and see.  What question should you ask? Ask us to help you select the best ski-in/ski-out property - EVER!!

UPDATE: PCMR v. Talisker

By Darrick Olsen
Jul 31, 2014

 

Some current news regarding the fight for Park a City Mountain are sort.

PCMR v. Talisker: mayor expresses doubts about progress

Statements 'devoid of any real or meaningful solution,' Thomas says Jay Hamburger, THE PARK RECORD POSTED: 07/29/2014 01:20:37 PM MDT13 COMMENTS

Mayor Jack Thomas on Monday issued a prepared statement that appears to express doubts about the progress being made by Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings, LLC as the two sides in a high-profile lawsuit attempt to reach an agreement through mediation.

A filing late last week by Talisker Land Holdings, LLC apparently prompted the mayor's statement. Talisker Land Holdings, LLC and Vail Resorts indicated they would not oppose a PCMR request to stay the enforcement of an eviction order if the resort side posts a bond. The amount of the bond has not been set. Vail Resorts is overseeing the case as part of its long-term agreement to operate the Talisker corporate family-owned Canyons Resort. The deal could be extended to the disputed land underlying most of PCMR's terrain depending on the outcome of the case.

"This latest statement by Talisker only further confirms what has become an all too disturbing pattern of public statements devoid of any real or meaningful solution. For either party to operate the resort next season, each must be willing to compromise and leave something on the table," Thomas said.

Thomas, meanwhile, says there "appears to be a serious disconnect between what both Talisker/Vail and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) claim they want and what the community is getting - a fully operational ski resort next season and beyond."

He said there needs to be an agreement that ensures PCMR operates during the upcoming ski season. There have been increasing worries in recent weeks, particularly by the business community and City Hall, about the impacts of PCMR not operating during the 2014-2015 ski season.

"Any attempt to lighten the burden of litigation by narrowing the issues is positive and reassuring. Yet it remains unclear what Talisker/Vail is giving up by this action, and provides no solace for the thousands of area residents and businesses who continue to live in uncertainty," Thomas said.

City Hall was largely uninvolved in the case until recently. Park City leaders, though, became worried about the effects on the community, including the local economy, if PCMR did not open for a ski season or operations were greatly scaled back as a result of the lawsuit.

Thomas in mid-June sent a letter to the top executives at PCMR parent Powdr Corp. and Vail Resorts saying he and the Park City Council were "disappointed" in the progress. Thomas in the letter said City Hall would pay to hire a mediator. The judge ordered the sides into mediation shortly afterward.

The mayor's Monday statement:

"While we applaud Talisker's statement that they are mindful of the uncertainty this legal proceeding is having on the community and the upcoming 2014/2015 ski season, there appears to be a serious disconnect between what both Talisker/Vail and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) claim they want and what the community is getting -- a fully operational ski resort next season and beyond.

This latest statement by Talisker only further confirms what has become an all too disturbing pattern of public statements devoid of any real or meaningful solution. For either party to operate the resort next season, each must be willing to compromise and leave something on the table.

Any attempt to lighten the burden of litigation by narrowing the issues is positive and reassuring. Yet it remains unclear what Talisker/Vail is giving up by this action, and provides no solace for the thousands of area residents and businesses who continue to live in uncertainty.

Though Talisker claims minor progress, there remains an immediate need for a short-term solution that confirms resort operations this year. If the parties cannot mutually agree upon a bond amount, Talisker/Vail and PCMR should continue to consider a broad range of attainable short-term solutions that meet their public commitments to support our community, businesses, and residents with a fully operational resort.

Lastly, it shouldn't be lost on anyone that this so-called "non-opposition" statement comes at a time when mediation is underway, yet PCMR and Talisker/Vail still have not accounted for resort operations for the 2014/2015 ski season."

 
 
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