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May 12, 2010

Katherine Grattan appointed General Manager of One Ski Hill Place, A new RockResort in Breckenridge

Breckenridge, Colo. – May 5, 2010 – Katherine Grattan has been appointed general manager of One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort, which will open its doors to the public June 1, 2010 and host its grand opening celebration on Nov. 12, 2010 – the same day Breckenridge Ski Resort opens for the 2010-2011 ski and snowboard season.

Grattan has been with Vail Resorts, parent company of RockResorts, since 1999 when she started her career with Keystone Resort. She has held numerous positions within the Vail Resorts Hospitality division including most recently, general manager of Mountain Thunder Lodge and Crystal Peak Lodge in Breckenridge. While in that role, Grattan received the “Orbitz Annual Best in Stay Award – 2010” and the “Expedia Select Award – 2009,” both of which recognize top-rated hotels. Under Grattan’s management, Mountain Thunder Lodge and Crystal Peak Lodge were also rated among the highest for guest services within Vail Resorts and Breckenridge Hospitality.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kate Grattan as general manager of One Ski Hill Place. The property is an exciting development for RockResorts and an extension of Vail Resorts Hospitality in Breckenridge,” said Paul Toner, senior vice president and chief operating officer of RockResorts. “The ski-in/ski-out location of One Ski Hill Place at the base of Peak 8 of Breckenridge Ski Resort combined with RockResorts legendary service and amenities raises the bar for Breckenridge and provides the Breckenridge guest with an elevation of new services. Given Kate’s tenure within our company and her experience delivering extraordinary service, we know that Kate will see to its successful opening and operation.”
One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort will set a new standard for luxury and service in Breckenridge, Colorado when it opens this summer at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 8. The ski-in/ski-out resort has access to four lifts taking guests to Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the winter and to hiking and biking trails in the summer, plus the Peak 8 Fun Park. In addition, the resort is conveniently located just steps away from the new seasonally operated BreckConnect Gondola that connects One Ski Hill Place with the historic mountain Town of Breckenridge.
Residences at One Ski Hill Place range from studios to four-bedroom condominiums and feature the highest quality finishes and décor. Resort amenities will include an aquatics center with two indoor pools, a hot tub and outdoor fireplace, as well as two media rooms, a game room, a two-lane bowling alley, state-of-the-art fitness facility, The Rejuvenation Center for spa treatments, The Living Room restaurant, the lively T-Bar for après-ski, meeting space and much more.

As part of Vail Resorts’ commitment to sustainability, One Ski Hill Place has been built according to the Green Globes rating system, which includes using recycled materials, water-saving devices and more. Additionally, the property will uphold the RockResorts environmental standards with green guest rooms, green meetings, Water on the Rocks, and more. One Ski Hill Place is located 100 miles from Denver International Airport and 70 miles from the Eagle/Vail Airport. 
For more information about One Ski Hill Place, including reservations, please visit www.oneskihill.com or call 1-888-906-6303. One Ski Hill Place is also on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/OneSkiHillPlace.

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About RockResorts®
RockResorts®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas®, renowned golf courses all certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa™ in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia.  RockResorts grand openings include: One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo. (June, 2010); Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla. (2010); Balcones del Atlántico, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (2010); and future RockResorts include: The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt., Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas; and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos.


 


About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. 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 the consumer website is www.snow.com.

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