Which Is Worth More: Land Or Access?

Aug 26, 2014

With a critically important hearing set for Wednesday in Park City's ski resort fight, both sides fired off one more volley at each other, via written agreements submitted last Friday.

Third District Judge Ryan Harris will be asked tomorrow to set a bond amount Park City Mountain Resort has to pay to fend off eviction and operate for the upcoming ski season.

The major dispute is setting a value for the 3,000 acres of ski mountain, owned by Talisker Land Holdings and leased in the past by PCMR. The argument has often center on whose property is dependent on who?

In their filing, Talisker and Vail Resorts say that without their ski mountain, PCMR doesn't have much of a resort.

On the other hand, PCMR argues that they own the base facilities, parking, access and most of the infrastructure. Without that, they say Talisker's ski mountain is an island that is nearly worthless by itself. Rick Brough has more.