Judge to officially dismiss lawsuit over Park City Mountain Resort

Posted at 10:16 AM, Sep 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-15 12:16:36-04

PARK CITY — With the sale of Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts, the judge handling the hotly contested litigation is officially dismissing the case.

In court documents filed last week and obtained by FOX 13, Judge Ryan Harris indicated the lawsuit between PCMR and Talisker Holdings would be dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning it cannot be refiled ever again.

Read the judge’s minute entry:

Minute entry in PCMR casePCMR and Talisker had been locked in litigation for years over the fate of the popular ski resort. The judge had ruled PCMR’s parent company, Powdr Corp., missed a deadline to renew its lease with Talisker for use of the ski slopes. Talisker sought to evict PCMR and bring in Vail Resorts.

The judge signed an eviction order, but told both sides to enter into mediation “for the good of the community.” Thousands of jobs and millions of ski tourist dollars were at stake for Park City without PCMR operating this winter.

Last week, Vail announced it would buy PCMR from Powdr for $182.5 million. The sale also ended the litigation.