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BOISE -- Bank of America is accusing Tamarack's majority owner of holding the lender's ski lifts hostage to extract a better price for the troubled vacation destination.

In U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents filed Wednesday, Bank of America argued it should be able to rip the lifts out and sell them because they aren't necessary to Tamarack's future.

The bank notes the lifts aren't being used for the current ski season.

Majority owner Jean-Pierre Boespflug insists keeping the lifts is necessary for successful reorganization and sale. Last week, a $40 million offer from Idaho investment group Green Valley Holdings kicked off what could be an auction for Tamarack.

Green Valley argues selling Tamarack as a whole, rather than selling it for parts, will help boost the local job market and economy while enhancing the community's morale.

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