Park City, UT – It appears that reports that Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) and Talisker Corporation, owner of the nearby Canyons Resort, were close to settling a lease dispute may be premature. In March, PCMR filed a lawsuit against Talisker, based in Toronto, Canada, over lease agreements for a portion of the land … Continue reading Park City Mountain Resort Amends Complaint Against Talisker
Aspen, CO – The Aspen Daily News is reporting that Pitkin County District Court Judge Denise Lynch has ruled that a negligence lawsuit against Aspen Skiing Co. can proceed. The source of Aspen’s potential liability? A hot dog. The plaintiff in the lawsuit – a Mr. Ryan Bradley – will get a chance to convince … Continue reading Aspen Skiing Co. Sued Over Hot Dogs
Vernon, NJ – In an apparent case of first impression nationwide, Mountain Creek Resort, Inc. has sued its insurance carrier, Everest Indemnity Insurance Company, in an attempt to force the insurer to pay a claim under a weather insurance policy underwritten by the company to the New Jersey ski and snowboard resort. Although this lawsuit … Continue reading Mountain Creek Sues to Recover Under Weather Insurance Policy
Samuel Miller, VA – Several sources are reporting that Virginia’s troubled Wintergreen ski area has settled a dispute with the state Department of Taxation as the resort has been rumored to be undergoing a “strategic reorganization” after cutting its work force in February. According to an article written by Lisa Provence in the Charlottesville newspaper … Continue reading Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort Settles Conservation Lawsuit
Mammoth Lakes, CA – Thank you to my dear friend and Georgetown Law grad Hayley Neal for bringing this story in last week’s New York Times to my attention. According to the article, visitors to Mammoth Lakes, Calif.’s famous mineral springs may not be the only ones in hot water. The town of Mammoth Lakes … Continue reading Opinion: Mammoth Lakes Headed Towards Bankruptcy?
Vernon, NJ – In an opinion published on Monday a New Jersey appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit against Mountain Creek Resort, Inc., operator of the state’s largest ski resort. In and of itself, such a dismissal is not noteworthy. However, the factual pattern presented could have far-reaching consequences for … Continue reading New Jersey Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Mountain Creek
Killington, VT – After decades of sun and fun, Vermont’s Killington resort has decided to put an end to its headline spring skiing event, the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge (BMMC). The replacement event, “Freestle Frenzy” is scheduled for April 7, 2012 and will feature a similar “dual moguls” format where competitors race side by side, … Continue reading Killington Ends Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge After 31 Years