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PCMR, Talisker apparently still talking; bond hearing moved to Friday

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Sep 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-02 17:45:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — In a letter sent to the judge overseeing the eviction case, lawyers for Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Holdings asked for more time.

The letter, obtained by FOX 13, references topics discussed with Judge Ryan Harris in chambers, asking that a Wednesday hearing to set a bond amount be moved to Friday. At that hearing, the judge will set an amount for PCMR to post if it wants to have a 2014-15 ski season.

Read the letter here:

PCMR Talisker letterThe deadline for mediation between PCMR and Talisker Holdings came and went Sunday morning, with both sides telling FOX 13 they had nothing to report. All indications are the parties are continuing talks to resolve the ski resort eviction case.

PCMR and Talisker have been in mediation since a judge ruled that the resort missed a deadline to renew its lease on the mountain, which Talisker is the landlord over. PCMR owns the base. Talisker is seeking to evict PCMR from the mountain and bring in Vail Resorts.

The litigation has been watched closely, with thousands of jobs and a portion of Utah’s ski tourism industry at stake. Park City leaders have said that if PCMR doesn’t have a ski season, they could see economic losses similar to the recession in 2008.