Can't seem to embed this in the news section, but definitely worth a read if you're interested in the topic.
It's rare that the blanched, distended underbelly of the corporate ski industry gets exposed to the skiing public, but that's exactly what's been happening for the past three seasons in the mountains above Park City, Utah. If you don't read Bloomberg or own a major piece of Vail Resorts, you might not have been paying attention. Here's an easily digestible overview.
Unlike most big ski areas in North America, Park City Mountain Resort—the ski area whose runs flow directly into the town of Park City—operates almost entirely on private land. PCMR owns the land at the base. A company named Talisker Corporation owns much of the rest: the important stuff with the lifts, snowfall, and the inclines that make for fun with gravity.
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