Vail Resorts has announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Barkin will be stepping down after nearly a decade in role to take time to pursue personal opportunities. Barkin’s resignation will be effective December 31, 2022, or such other date as mutually agreed upon based on the timing of appointing a successor and a transition.
Vail Resorts has moved into Europe with confirmation the company will take a stake in Andermatt-Sedrun Sport. The largest ski resort operator in the world will invest £120 million in the Swiss location.
The company, which owns and operates 37 ski resorts across North America, said $157 million in new cash would be used to improve wages, HR services, career development and benefits.
Beaver Creek ski resort in Colorado is preparing for the opening of the new McCoy Park. The 250-acre facility will make its debut on Monday.
Vail Resorts has purchased Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania. As a part of the acquisition, the company will also acquire Hidden Valley Resort and the operations of Laurel Mountain Ski Area.
Merlin Entertainments has announced the sale of its Australian ski resorts, Hotham and Falls Creek, to Vail Resorts. The purchase price is A$174 million, roughly £95 million, and is subject to certain adjustments related to the timing of closing.
Hotel Talisa offers sleek sophistication in an idyllic setting, with interior design by Leo A Daly, reflecting Vail’s rich history and the spirit of Rocky Mountain adventure.
Vail Resorts has announced that the company will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint”. This ambitious undertaking, announced to employees at a company-wide event, commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat.
Vail Resorts has signed up with UK PR and marketing specialists The Lifestyle Agency. The appointment will see the UK-based agency strengthen Vail Resorts presence and awareness within the UK, connecting them with journalists, local partners, and media. The Lifestyle Agency have been given the task of showcasing Vail Resorts portfolio of nine world-class mountain resorts in the United States and Australia, and two urban ski areas.
The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is proud to announce Kellie Newman as its new general manager. Newman brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is currently the general manager of the Denver Marriott West.