PARK CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - An eviction notice has been issue to Park City Mountain Resort. Wednesday, the resort received a notice saying they have until Monday to move off the 3,700 acres of resort terrain after they failed to renew their lease in 2011. The land is currently being managed by Vail resorts.
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If Vail Resorts does take over the land they would not have rights to parking lots, base lodges, or chairlifts that carry guests up from the base area. Therefore making it nearly impossible to run a ski resort. Park City Mountain Resort wouldn't speak on camera, but their Vice President and General Manager, Jenni Smith, issued the following statement:
"Vail's eviction notice is nothing more than a bald faced attempt to circumvent the litigation already in process and interfere with our business. We will not give in to Vail's bullying and look forward to conducting business as usual for the 2013-14 season."
In response to the statement Keane says “The choice of words that their using regarding bullying is something I hear all the time from people I represent who are evicted. It is bullying process, it is very powerful process and I'm sure a criminal would feel bullied by the police but the law is what the law is and they will be gone.”
A hearing has been scheduled for next month, but it doesn't change the fact park city is still facing a five day eviction notice. ABC 4 Utah also reached out to Vail Resorts, but they did not return our calls.