Sep 22, 2009 10:46 AM by Associated Press

Trial under way in lawsuit over rented ski passes

Jury selection is under way in a trial over whether the owners of lifetime ski passes at Colorado's Keystone resort can rent them out to others.

Early investors in the resort were granted lifetime passes, and some of those pass holders make extra cash by renting them. Vail Resorts Inc. bought Keystone in 1996 and announced in 2006 it would no longer honor the passes if they were rented out.

More than 20 pass holders sued, asking a judge to order Vail Resorts to honor rented passes and award them punitive damages for lost rental income.

Vail resorts declined to comment directly on the case.


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