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Vail Resorts Names Lou Trope Vice President of Food and Beverage for the Company’s Mountain Division

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – March 15, 2018 – Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) (“Vail Resorts”) today announced the appointment of Lou Trope to Vice President of Food and Beverage, Mountain Division, where he will be responsible for establishing strategic direction for, and overseeing operational execution and performance of, the Company’s food and beverage outlets across all of its resorts.

Trope joins Vail Resorts following a 20-year career with Marriott International; most recently as the company’s vice president and global leader for restaurant, bar and event operations, where he was responsible for creating a strategic vision for long-term growth and success in the aforementioned disciplines. Most recently Trope served on the executive committee of Destination Hotels, leading food and beverage operations for a group of 49 independent hotels with more than 100 unique food and beverage venues, before starting his own restaurant development and beverage consulting firm, LJ Trope & Co.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lou to Vail Resorts,” said Chris Jarnot, Vail Resorts’ mountain division executive vice president. “I am confident that his extensive experience and expertise will help us to innovate and develop the critical dining aspect of the mountain experience for our guests and to continue to grow our business across the more than 100 restaurants we operate.”

Trope holds a master’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University and earned his bachelor’s degrees from Hofstra University and NY Institute of Technology. He is currently on the Industry Advisory Board for C.O.R.E. (Children of Restaurant Employees), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the families of those in the industry who have children or parents facing serious medical issues. 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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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