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Deer Valley-Town Gondola Concept Moves Into Final Planning Stages

Deer Valley gondolaJust when we thought things would finally quiet down in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley reasserts its plan to run a gondola right into town. Never a dull moment.

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Vail Resorts Unveils $50 Million Plan To Link Canyons, Park City Mountain Terrain Next Summer

Link of PCMR and Canyons

An eight-passenger gondola will be the centerpiece of Vail Resorts’ strategy for connecting Canyons Resort with Park City Mountain ResortThe Colorado-based resort group revealed its plans for bringing the two neighboring mountains together – and solidifies Vail’s intention to create the largest ski and snowboarding area in the United States since acquiring Park City Mountain this offseason.

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Bill Rock Named Chief Operating Officer For Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort

Bill Rock

Vail Resorts, Inc. has appointed Bill Rock, the current chief operating officer of Northstar California Resort, as the new chief operating officer of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, effective November 1, 2014.

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Reaction Comes As Dust Settles In Park City; 'Give Us A Chance' Says Interim COO

Park City Mountain Resort

Now that the dust is settling after what may be the biggest news in Park City history hit the web, the initial shock is still roiling through this small Utah mining town.

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Vail Resorts Purchases Park City Mountain Resort For $182.5 Million

Park City Mountain Resort

Vail Resorts announced today (Sept. 11) it has purchased Park City Mountain Resort for a reported $182.5 million in cash. With announcement of the sale, the extended legal battle between Powdr Corp. and Vail/Talisker is over.

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Judge Sets $17.5M Bond For Park City Mountain Resort To Operate For 2014-15 Season

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Bond has been set at $17.5 million for Park City Mountain Resort to operate on 2,852 acres of leased land for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season.

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Decision Delayed In Park City Lawsuit; New Court Hearing Set Sept. 3

Park City Mountain Resort

No decision was reached today (Aug. 27) at a court hearing where a bond amount was expected to be set in the ongoing legal dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings/Vail Resorts. Instead, the hearing will resume next Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. 

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PCSkiGal: It's Summer In The Wasatch

Summer in Utah

The snow melts and not only does nature spring from the barren trails but shorts-wearing, dog-toting, cycled-attached bodies sprout up as fast as wildflowers in July. 

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Hopes For Next Season Rise As Opponents In Park City Lawsuit Wrangle Over Bond Amount

Scenic land in Park City

Attorneys in the heated lease dispute between two of Park City’s ski and snowboard resorts have turned their attention to how much money Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) should post in a bond that would keep the resort open for at least next season.

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Judge Signs Eviction Notice For Park City Mountain Resort, But Orders Mediation

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(Updated: 1:30 p.m. (MT) June 19, 2014)

 

A Utah district court judge gave Powdr Corp. and Park City Mountain Resort a reprieve from an eviction notice until a hearing on Aug. 27, and he ordered parties in this contentious lease dispute to attempt a third-party mediation of the lawsuit by Aug. 15.

 

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2019 World Freestyle, Freeskiing, Snowboarding Championships Awarded To Park City

Worlds Awarded for freestyle

An innovative bid that featured a partnership between Canyons Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort has resulted in the Utah community being awarded the International Ski Federation World Championships for freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding in 2019.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Vail / Talisker Over PCMR Lawsuit

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A district judge ruled Wednesday that the lease for the land underneath most of Park City Mountain Resort did in fact expire in 2011 and the turning over operations of neighboring Canyons Resort to Vail Resorts did not violate any lease arrangements.

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Cumming, Bass Families Join Up To Assure Future Snowbird Improvements

Snowbird TramPlans for major improvements at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort received a boost when its longtime owner announced a partnership with the founder of Powdr Corp.
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PCSkiGal: Utah’s Season Hops To A Close; Get Out And Party

PCMR Easter Egg HuntOh Dang! The end is near. April started out strong but our slopes were no match for an August-like sun. We had two of the best powder days of the year in the first week of the month and now it is 60 degrees. Boo hoo. And so it ends.
 
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Park City Mountain Offers 2014-15 Season Tickets In Face Of Lawsuit Over Lease

Park City Mountain Resort

Season tickets for 2014-2014 at Park City Mountain Resort will come with a promise to refund all or some of that cost if its landlord-neighbor wins a pending lawsuit – and the resort would close.

 

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PCSkiGal: Park City v. Talisker: Do We Have A Lease Deal?

Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort fought the good fight Thursday as they appeared in Summit County Utah’s 3rd District Court. It was finally time for Judge Ryan Harris to hear both sides in the issue of whether PCMR renewed its lease with Talisker Land Holdings.

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Oral Arguments Heard In Talisker/Park City Resort Lawsuit Over Previous Lease Ruling

Canyons Resort

A Utah district judge heard oral arguments Thursday (April 3) in the litigation between the owners of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.

 

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PCSkiGal: Big Court Date Looms In Utah Resort Battle

Park City ChairliftIt’s just a week away: The biggest court date of Park City’s colorful history. But the court of public opinion has been chiming in for months about the fate of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) and its ongoing legal battle with Vail Resorts.

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Powdr Corp. Rejects Vail’s Offer To Buy Park City Mountain Base Area, Parking Lots

Park CityThe ongoing legal dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings took another twist this week with a proposal from Vail Resorts to buy the only land that the resort owns outright -- an offer that was flatly rejected by Powdr Corp., the resort's parent company.

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PCSkiGal: Where Should My Family Stay?

Utah kidsDear Jill,

My family and I will be coming to Park City in a couple of weeks. Any tips on where to stay? I have three kids so need a two- bedroom that we can walk to the slopes from. My kids are 10,9,4 years and are starting out. The older boys have skied but will need lessons and I will take them out in the afternoons. My daughter (4 years) will be on skis for the first time. I need black slopes with moguls ideally. Where should we stay and ski. Perhaps Canyons; my wife would like Deer Valley. I was thinking PCMR. Any thoughts? Thanks. Ajit
 

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