Christy Sports won the latest round in an ongoing legal fight over its ski-rental business at Utah's Deer Valley Resort. A federal judge in Utah denied the ski area's motion for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented the retailer from continuing to rent skis at the Park City resort until a federal appeals court decides the case. 


The December ruling by Judge Dale A. Kimball of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah is the latest twist in a dispute that began more than two years ago when Deer Valley told Christy Sports it could no longer rent skis at its current location after the 2005-2006 ski season.
A federal judge in Utah dismissed a case filed by Christy  Sports in 2006. The retailer, which has rented skis next to Deer Valley's slopes for the past 16 years, appealed the decision in September and awaits the outcome of that appeal.