A financial feud that shut down the popular Swiss ski resort Crans Montana on Tuesday is over after just 3 days. According to The Local, the canton’s financial minister stepped in and brought the operator and the Association of Commonues of Crans-Montana together and they have since reached an agreement to keep the lifts spinning.
The dispute started when the ACCM allegedly failed to honor a previous agreement that would have them compensate Crans Montana 800,000 swiss francs for operational costs. That payment was largely for certain events that benefit the community such as World Cup races and the like.
Via some smooth negotiating skills by the canton’s financial minister, Christophe Darbellay, the two reached a three-year agreement to keep the lifts running. The financial pledge by ACCM remains undisclosed. In the meantime, the operator of Crans Montana will offer $5 lift tickets and free parking as a sort of apology to those affected by the closure this past week.
Find the entire Local article here: Crans-Montana ski lifts reopen as opposing sides settle dispute