Park City's slippery slopes

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  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Aug. 29, 2014 8:15 a.m.

    I stand corrected. I read an article that mentioned the Cumming family as principles in Talisker.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 28, 2014 1:23 p.m.

    I wonder if they could work together and BOTH make money...

    Probably not. In business when you get a chance to destroy the competition... you take it (even if working together you could make MORE money).

  • Spangs Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2014 1:09 p.m.

    You have it backwards. Talisker is not owned by the Cumming family. Cumming owns PCMR and Snowbird. Talisker owns the Canyons and the slopes PCMR uses.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 28, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    You seem to be putting a lot of phrases out there that nobody said on this topic.

    We call that a Strawman. Pretending you know what they would say (in your mind) and saying it for them, usually in as weak a way as possible... so you can easily knock it down or mock it (but they actually never said it... you just IMAGINED them saying it).

    The flaws in your straman...

    1. Corporations aren't people... but corporations are made up of people (usually many people) and they represent those people's interests (keeping that corporation alive, fighting legislation that hurts the corporation and it's workers, etc).

    2. Nobody said "Corporation people are more important than just plain people"... You just said that for them!

    That doesn't mean they actually believe it (just because you said it for them).


    You should site actual "free market" principles (they aren't what you stated). And contradict them with actual logic or examples. But it's lame just imagining people would say things you WISH they would say, or things your stereotypes for them indicate they WOULD say (even though they didn't actually SAY it).

  • Selznik Saint George, UT
    Aug. 28, 2014 8:36 a.m.

    Corporations are people and people have the right to do what they want with their property, right? Corporation people are more important than just plain people because they're "job creators". Maybe they can claim all this recalcitrance is due to their "corporation religious freedom." The "free market" at work. I don't think these two businesses could generate enough ill will to keep skiers from returning whenever they do open again.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 28, 2014 8:29 a.m.

    Maybe one could LEASE their part to the other... and then they BOTH make money... Instead of them both loosing a season's revenue.

    Or is this just about sticking it to the other party... and trying to put them out of business (or at least cost them as much damage as possible)???

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Aug. 28, 2014 8:04 a.m.

    Talisker is owned by the Cumming family. What? Do they need more money? I thought that they were good Utah corporate citizens. Now it appears for them to be all about the money.

  • ECR Burke, VA
    Aug. 28, 2014 6:05 a.m.

    Thank you DN for sticking up for the community's best interests over the childish pouting of two corporate entities and their selfish interests.

    "Ski resorts rely on access to public land and a host of other public amenities and services. Do they think playing “chicken” with the Park City economy is a way to build goodwill among public and private partners?"

    It seems you could substitute the name of any industry in place of "Ski resorts" and the same statement would hold true.

    "With every right, comes a responsibility\" - a motto I learned as a child and have never forgotten over 5 decades.