This week, we received an eviction notice from Vail Resorts. If you ask us, this is nothing more than an attempt to avoid the litigation, already in process - and interfere with our 50th anniversary preparation as guests start turning their attention to where they'll be buying their passes this winter.
Let’s be clear about a few things. One, we’re completely confident in the merits of our case. Two, we’re not giving into this bullying by Vail. Three, we’ve been here for 50 years and look forward to operating this season, the next 50 seasons, and 50 more after that. We’re not going anywhere, and as you read this we’re planning a full calendar of events, competitions and fun for this winter (and plenty of snow).
That said, we understand there’s still some confusion and uncertainty out there. So just like last season, your 2013-14 PCMR season pass is fully guaranteed: in the unlikely event we have to shut down for all or part of the winter, you get the appropriate refund. No questions asked. And no restrictions.
This is going to be a long process with lots of turns . Hang in there with us, and we’ll continue to keep you updated as it proceeds.
Now that we’ve gotten that off our chest, let’s all get ready for a historic Golden Anniversary season!
UPDATE (August 30): Since this blog was first posted, Vail Resorts issued a statement that read, in part, "there is no intent by Talisker to take any action that would prevent PCMR's ability to operate their resort during the upcoming 2013-14 season." All along, we've been telling passholders, guests, neighbors and partners that we look forward to conducting business as usual - now, Vail and Talisker are on the record as saying they will not interfere.
Originally from the Pocono’s of Pennsylvania, Travis found his way to Park City three years ago and is now our grooming manager. When not in snowcat you can find him skiing or snowmobiling in the Utah backcountry or enjoying the skiing here at Park City Mountain Resort.
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