RESORT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RESORT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Park City mayor to ski resort litigants: Get it together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241656-78/ski-resort-park-talisker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241656-78/ski-resort-park-talisker.html.csp">Park City mayor to ski resort litigants: Get it together</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:54:10.394-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City Mayor Jack Thomas — along with most residents of Utah’s premier ski town — is losing patience with the land-lease dispute between Talisker Corp. and Park City Mountain Resort that threatens to shutter the ski resort for the upcoming ski season and cripple the local economy. In a public statement, the mayor scolded both sides for not reaching an agreement that would keep PCMR open for the 2014-15 ski season and the foreseeable future. Thomas’ statement comes on the heels of an announcem...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241656@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:54:10 MDT Editorial: Owners must keep Park City Resort operating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58237673-82/pcmr-park-powdr-ski.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58237673-82/pcmr-park-powdr-ski.html.csp">Editorial: Owners must keep Park City Resort operating</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:32:39.147-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The ski industry titans facing off over Park City Mountain Resort may be headed to a truce that would allow the resort to open for the season, and that is a necessity for Park City and the rest of the state. The idea is to allow the owner of PCMR to post a bond to cover costs incurred by Talisker Corp., which is PCMR’s landlord for 2,800 acres of its ski terrain.  This situation was created after PCMR’s owner, Powdr Corp., made one of the most monumental blunders in Utah business history, faili...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237673@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:32:39 MDT Will Park City Mountain Resort have a ski season? — Maybe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233221-78/park-ski-talisker-pcmr.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233221-78/park-ski-talisker-pcmr.html.csp">Will Park City Mountain Resort have a ski season? — Maybe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T14:43:12.796-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s less than a sure thing, but there is a glimmer of hope for a 2014-15 ski season at Park City Mountain Resort. Talisker Corp., which owns the ski terrain at PCMR and the neighboring Canyons Resort, stated in papers filed in 3rd District Court it would not oppose PCMR’s motion to stay an eviction from the land on one condition: PCMR posts a bond that will most likely be in the millions of dollars. The move, according to Talisker, is aimed at relieving anxiety among Park City denizens and busi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233221@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:43:12 MDT Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp">Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.649-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Save Our Canyons wants the U.S. Forest Service to stop Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort from proceeding with excavation work for a restaurant on top of Hidden Peak. The conservation organization contends Snowbird has made enough changes to its mountain-development plans in the 15 years since the Forest Service approved the controversial structure to warrant an updated environmental study. “An agency that has prepared an EIS [environmental impact statement] cannot simply rest on the original document...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195017@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Solitude proposing to replace Summit chairlift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58157696-90/area-com-forest-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58157696-90/area-com-forest-http.html.csp">Solitude proposing to replace Summit chairlift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:03:16.272-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Solitude Mountain Resort is looking to begin preparatory work later this summer to replace its Summit chairlift with a bigger, faster version following a new alignment. The lift upgrade is one of five proposals in the central Wasatch Mountains that the U.S. Forest Service has determined do not have enough environmental impact to warrant detailed studies. But before signing off on the projects, the Salt Lake Ranger District is soliciting public input through Aug. 4. Comments may be submitted in p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58157696@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:03:16 MDT Westgate Resorts buys former Las Vegas Hilton http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137454-79/hotel-las-vegas-westgate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137454-79/hotel-las-vegas-westgate.html.csp">Westgate Resorts buys former Las Vegas Hilton</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE RINDELS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T16:52:47.089-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • The storied former Las Vegas Hilton, famous for staging Liberace and more than 800 sold-out Elvis Presley concerts in the 1960s and 1970s, has a new name and owner. Florida-based timeshare company Westgate Resorts, which has a hotel and spa at the base of Canyons Resort outside of Park City, has purchased the LVH hotel from Goldman Sachs and Gramercy Capital and will rename it Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Some of the nearly 3,000 rooms and suites will be converted to timeshare...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581374542014-07-01T16:52:47.089-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T16:52:47.089-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137454@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:52:47 MDT Hiker dies from fall at Snowbird http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58125325-78/hansen-pierce-snowbird-meeting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58125325-78/hansen-pierce-snowbird-meeting.html.csp">Hiker dies from fall at Snowbird</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T14:57:13.061-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Illinois man fell to his death Wednesday near Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. William Pierce, 64, came to the Salt Lake City area for a business meeting earlier this week. On Wednesday, the day before the meeting, he went for a hike from the resort and, at 7:44 p.m., sent a picture of where he was to his wife, said Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen. “That was the last anybody had heard from him,” Hansen said. After Pierce failed to make the meeting Thursday or his return flight, his family...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58125325@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:57:13 MDT That’s no beach ball: resort hotel serves as military test site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58103714-68/military-beach-hotel-test.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58103714-68/military-beach-hotel-test.html.csp">That’s no beach ball: resort hotel serves as military test site</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T10:52:20.41-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Walton Beach, Fla. • To the tourists who frolic in the crystal-blue surf of this picturesque, white-sand beach, the Fort Walton Beach Holiday Inn Resort looks like, well, a Holiday Inn with a large beach ball statue on top. But to military officials, it is known as Eglin Air Force Range Test Site A5. The combination resort hotel and military test site opened in late May in an unusual partnership between the military and private business in a time of tighter military budgets. In exchange for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581037142014-06-23T10:52:20.41-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-23T10:52:20.41-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103714@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:52:20 MDT Judge grants Park City resort’s eviction but puts it on hold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58090471-78/pcmr-eviction-talisker-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58090471-78/pcmr-eviction-talisker-park.html.csp">Judge grants Park City resort’s eviction but puts it on hold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Hamburger</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T08:26:50.075-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 3rd District judge ruled Thursday that Talisker Land Holdings is entitled to evict Park City Mountain Resort from mountainside lands PCMR failed to re-lease from Talisker, but granted a stay on enforcing his decision. Judge Ryan Harris ordered the two companies into mediation to resolve the dispute, contending they owe it to the Park City community. The mediation order surprised most observers. Harris scheduled an Aug. 27 hearing to consider how to enforce the eviction order if mediation does ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090471@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:26:50 MDT Snowbird’s Bass honored for his accomplishments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58085414-78/bass-snowbird-utah-cumming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58085414-78/bass-snowbird-utah-cumming.html.csp">Snowbird’s Bass honored for his accomplishments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T21:49:54.965-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 09:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Being tethered to an oxygen tank was not about to keep a weak-voiced Dick Bass from having a few things to say Wednesday. And why not? It was, after all, Dick Bass Day — by proclamation of, check this list, Gov. Gary Herbert, the Utah House and Senate, Salt Lake County, Sandy, Cottonwood Heights and the Town of Alta. That much official recognition on one day “has never happened before and probably never will again,” said Sandy Councilman Chris McCandless, an organizer of Wednesday’s ceremony in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085414@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:49:54 MDT Knox defense turns to Italy’s last resort court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58083649-68/court-italy-knox-appeals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58083649-68/court-italy-knox-appeals.html.csp">Knox defense turns to Italy’s last resort court</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T08:29:02.523-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 08:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rome • Amanda Knox’s lawyers have formally asked Italy’s court of last resort to review the U.S. student’s appeals court conviction for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga said the paperwork was submitted last Thursday to the Rome-based Court of Cassation. Knox’s lawyers had pledged to turn to Italy’s top criminal court after a Florence appeals court in January reinstated a lower court’s murder convictions of Knox and her Italian former boyfriend in the slaying...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580836492014-06-18T08:29:02.523-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T08:29:02.523-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58083649@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:29:02 MDT Atlantic City courting gay tourism market http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58075728-79/gay-atlantic-friendly-community.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58075728-79/gay-atlantic-friendly-community.html.csp">Atlantic City courting gay tourism market</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WAYNE PARRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T16:50:02.346-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlantic City, N.J. • Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort’s growth strategy. Mayor Don Guardian and tourism officials said Monday the goal is to reinvigorate a once-thriving gay community in Atlantic City. “Atlantic City had its heyday with the gay population on New York Avenue,” he said. “This is where you came when you wanted to have a good time. Straight people came to these places, too, because th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580757282014-06-16T16:50:02.346-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T16:50:02.346-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075728@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:50:02 MDT Park City Mountain Resort details round-the-clock plans to dismantle lifts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073860-79/pcmr-lifts-resort-filing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073860-79/pcmr-lifts-resort-filing.html.csp">Park City Mountain Resort details round-the-clock plans to dismantle lifts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Hamburger</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T09:15:47.781-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City Mountain Resort President and General Manager Jenni Smith on Wednesday provided a detailed description of plans to dismantle the infrastructure needed to operate a ski resort on the land disputed in the lawsuit between the PCMR side and the property owner, Talisker Land Holdings, LLC, if the resort is evicted. Smith offered the information in a declaration included as part of a broader set of 3rd District Court filings this week by the PCMR side as Judge Ryan Harris prepares to conside...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073860@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:15:47 MDT Snowbird Brewfest mixes with music and mountain air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58061636-78/brewfest-snowbird-amet-beer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58061636-78/brewfest-snowbird-amet-beer.html.csp">Snowbird Brewfest mixes with music and mountain air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T21:39:40.459-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 09:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bill Richlen, of Uinta Brewing, pours a Tilted Smile beer for a taster Sunday at the Sixth Annual Brewfest at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort. Beer from 16 breweries flowed at the festival, which started Saturday and ended Sunday. People attending were able to buy three-ounce samples for a dollar. For more information on brewfest, go to www.snowbird.com/events/brewfest/.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58061636@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:39:40 MDT Vail’s earnings rise despite $2.4 million spent in Park City fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58036378-79/million-park-resort-vail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58036378-79/million-park-resort-vail.html.csp">Vail’s earnings rise despite $2.4 million spent in Park City fight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T15:07:27.206-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 03:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vail Resorts enjoyed a solid late winter and spring, even though it spent $2.4 million during the quarter on its for-now successful litigation with Park City Mountain Resort. The Colorado company, which operates Canyons Resort, reported Thursday it had net earnings of $118 million in the quarter ending April 30, a 21 percent jump from the same period a year earlier. A late-arriving snowpack throughout the West, but particularly in California, where early-season precipitation was sorely lacking, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58036378@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:07:27 MDT