Park City Served Eviction Notice
SAM Magazine--Park City, Utah, August 29, 2013--Another shot has been fired in the on-going lease battle between Talisker Land Holdings and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), this time in the form of an eviction notice. Yesterday, Talisker filed a notice saying that PCMR is a tenant and they have five days to vacate the land it leases from Talisker (60 days for equipment not attached to the land), which does not include the base area, but most of the on-mountain terrain. According to KSL.com, Talisker claims that PCMR backdated a document, "a tactic solely used to deceive a business partner," making the lease invalid.
For its part, PCMR claims that the move actually comes from Vail Resorts, which recently entered an agreement to take over operations at nearby Canyons from Talisker, as well as the ongoing litigation between Park City and Talisker.
Snocountry.com reported that PCMR calls this "a move by Vail Resorts because the documents were signed by Fiona Arnold, manager of 'Talisker Land Resolution, LLC.' who is a Vail Resorts executive vice president and attorney."
Jenni Smith, president and GM of PCMR said in a statement, "Vail's action is nothing more than a bald-faced attempt to circumvent the litigation already in process and interfere with our business. We will not give in to Vail's bullying and look forward to conducting business as usual for the 2013-14 season. Park City Mountain Resort's base area, parking lots, Town Lift, lower ski terrain, and water rights and snowmaking systems for the entire mountain will not be affected by this dispute. These will remain with us in perpetuity."
More is sure to come.
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