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Published: Thursday, May 29 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

I guess it doesn't matter how much money is involved. There is incredible incompetence even at these levels.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I don't understand all the legalities involved... but it seams like it's a business deal, and like any other business deal... you could give them some slack on the date (IF you wanted to).

AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT

It's hard to understand why a large corporation would not have a reminder - or tickler - system in place to remind itself of important contract deadlines. Such software apps are cheap, and calendars, either electronic or paper hung on a wall, are available everywhere.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I wonder how on earth Talisker gained ownership of the land that PCMR sits on.
The end game will be that PCMR will pay a LOT more than the previous lease to Vail Resorts to run their lifts.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Bottom line is the cost for a lift ticket will go up, way up!

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Obviously lift ticket prices will go up. And do you think they will promote Park City over Vail in their advertising, and try to attract big events at PC instead of Vail? I don't.

I wonder if it would be a good thing if one company owned ALL of the ski resorts?

Obviously PC in the future (like The Canyons Resort today) will get the overflow and leftover events Vail can't handle.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

This seems so ridiculous to me that I can't help but wonder if something shady happened on the side. As always, follow the money.

lket
Bluffdale, UT

greed is what made this happen.

skiutah1
Provo, UT

There are two key facts people often forget when discussing this topic. Powdr owns the base and the water rights for the whole mountain. Both sides have full veto power over each other.

Next you did not mention that the Cumming family just bought out the interests of the Bass family in Snowbird. So the Cumming family (which owns Powdr) has a majority control of the Bird.

I do not think that Vail will get to run Park City. Instead I think that a trade will be negotiated. Vail will manage Snowbird for the Cumming family and Vail will let Powdr continue to manage Park City Mountain Resort.

This trade makes better business sense than letting PCMR languish with no base access and no snowmaking.

So in the end Vail will offer an Epic pass for Canyons and Snowbird

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@lket,
Re: "greed is what made this happen."...

How did greed make this happen? They missed their renewal date! Greed didn't make them miss their contract renewal date!

Now what happened AFTER they missed the deadline... Vail swooping in and buying the contract out from under them (knowing they won't actually run the resort, but if they buy the forest service lease... now have their competitor over a barrel and can pretty much charge them anything they want to let them off the hook). Now that... could be based on greed (or just sticking it to your competitor).

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Missing the contract date was just a big mistake (not based on greed). Somebody else snapping up the lease the second it lapsed... I can see how that is based on greed and putting the other family/business in a position where they can extort money from them (to get the lease back).

Kinda like buying a domain name on the internet you don't intend to use, but you know a big business will want it badly... so you can extort money from them because they want that domain name for their website.

Guest Commenting
Park City, UT

This article should have mentioned that the judge pointed out that the renewal was over 2 months late. PCMR knew it's lease had expired before spending money on upgrades, but it never bothered to ask if the lease would be renewed. The facts laid out in the decision of the judge are really surprising.

They need to settle this now.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

"Guest Commenting
Park City, UT
This article should have mentioned that the judge pointed out that the renewal was over 2 months late. PCMR knew it's lease had expired before spending money on upgrades, but it never bothered to ask if the lease would be renewed. The facts laid out in the decision of the judge are really surprising."

And I read somewhere that PCMR actually forged a backdated document in a feeble and dishonest attempt to correct their blunder!

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