On Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its flagship resort, Vail Mountain, by ringing the NYSE Opening Bell remotely from the base of the resort.
Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO Rob Katz will ring the bell alongside members of Vail Resorts' executive committee.
This is the third time that Vail Resorts will participate in the Opening Bell ceremony. The first occasion took place on Feb. 4, 1997, the day the company's stock began trading on the NYSE. The second was on Dec. 5, 2008 from the finish area of the Men's World Cup Downhill Racecourse at the company's Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado.
Vail Mountain is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season with more than 100" or nearly nine feet of snow so far this season and more than 5,000 skiable acres of terrain open. Vail kicked off the 50th festivities this season with the debut of a new, state-of-the-art gondola, complete with heated seats and Wi-Fi. In addition to the new gondola, Vail hosted a series of events including the signature early-season celebration, Snow Daze, featuring a stellar lineup of bands, including Wilco, The Shins and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Visitors to Vail will can view a special 50th anniversary film, "Vail: The Rise of America's Iconic Ski Resort," on select Thursdays throughout the season. The Burton U.S. Snowboarding Open comes to Vail, Feb. 25-March 2, followed by the Spring Back to Vail concerts and events, and much more.
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. MST
The Opening Bell rings remotely from Mountain Plaza in Vail Village at the base of Vail Mountain.
Media interested in the bell ringing can contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photos available via Associated Press (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m. ET) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com
and consumer website is www.snow.com
About Vail Mountain
Celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 winter season and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail's founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth www.vail.com