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The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort, Ranked #1 Top Resort in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey
BEAVER CREEK, Colo., July 6, 2012 – Travel + Leisure announced today that The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort, is the #1 Top Resort in the Continental United States according to the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
The Osprey received a score of 94.75 and was ranked #1. Additionally, The Osprey’s sister resort, The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, also located in Beaver Creek, was rated the #3 Top Resort in the Continental United States.

Conveniently located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, The Osprey is the closest hotel to a ski resort in North America - a mere 26 feet from the hotel’s ski valet entrance to Beaver Creek’s Strawberry Park Express chair lift. The Osprey combines contemporary design and luxury amenities, including an award-winning gourmet tapas bar and restaurant.

Each year, Travel + Leisure readers vote on thousands of hotels, ranking properties all over the world in a variety of categories including rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants and food, and value. The winning resorts are listed on now, will be featured in the August digital editions on iPad®, NOOK Color™, and Kindle Fire™, and in the August issue of the magazine, on newsstands July 20.

James O’Donnell, chief operating officer of RockResorts, said, “We are honored to have two of our RockResort properties at the top of the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. Our teams strive to ensure our guests have a true experience of a lifetime whether staying with us in our hotel properties or enjoying our iconic mountain resorts like Beaver Creek, Colorado.”

The Osprey is the ideal setting for an unforgettable mountain vacation during any season. If a summer visit to Colorado is on your wish-list, both The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge have lodging and summer adventure packages now available. Book your Rocky Mountain vacation with adventures such as whitewater rafting or horseback riding by calling 855-823-7625. For skiers, now is the time to book your 2012-2013 winter vacation. For the best lodging deals at both The Osprey and The Pines Lodge, call 855-823-7625 and book by July 31, 2012.


About The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort
The Osprey at Beaver Creek—the closest hotel to a chairlift in North America—is just steps from Beaver Creek’s thrilling mountain resort and charming pedestrian village. This intimate, casually elegant lodge offers 47 oversized guest rooms and suites, and exceptional amenities such as The Osprey Lounge serving tapas, daily breakfast buffet, a fitness center, outdoor pool, hot tub and poolside bar. Its exceptional personalized services includes a ski valet, ski storage, concierge and resort shuttle services. The Osprey at Beaver Creek — an alpine retreat like no other.

About The Pines Lodge, A RockResort
Nestled among ancient aspen and pine groves on the slopes of Beaver Creek Resort, this intimate lodge offers breathtaking views; ski-in/ski-out access to some of the best skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Colorado; and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in charming Beaver Creek Village, located just steps away. The 60-room lodge features an AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness center.

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, 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.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica; and Balcones del Atlántico in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.
About Beaver Creek Resort
Beaver Creek Resort provides the ultimate winter vacation experience featuring a World Cup mountain with European-style village-to-village skiing, an intimate village filled with award-winning restaurants and accommodations and is known for its legendary attention to detail. The resort is located just 25 miles east of Eagle Airport offering nonstop jet service from 10 major U.S. destinations during the winter.

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 resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, 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 and consumer website is

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