Friday, Nov. 17 is Opening Day for North America’s Most Iconic Ski Resorts

North America’s most iconic resorts from east to west coasts will open for the 2017-2018 ski season Friday, Nov. 17. Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s largest resort, will open for the season with three feet of base snow, while Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort will open summit-to-base skiing on the resort’s world-renowned Mt. Mansfield. The Lake Tahoe Region’s Heavenly Mountain Resort will also open Friday, Nov. 17.

Vail Resorts CEO To Donate $58 Million to Establish Charitable Fund

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz has established a new donor-advised fund, a charitable giving vehicle, which will be funded from the shares and proceeds he will receive from exercising Vail Resorts share appreciation rights (SARs) that are approaching their 10-year expiration date. This charitable fund, with assets that are expected to total approximately $58 million, will make grants over a long-term period, based on the recommendations of Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam. The grants will align with the couple’s charitable giving priorities and will include significant contributions to non-profit, social service organizations that provide support to the mountain resort communities where Vail Resorts operates. Katz and Amsterdam will work with local mountain resort community leaders and Vail Resorts employees to identify and address critical local challenges that these communities are facing.

Vail Resorts Makes an Epic Promise – Commits to Zero Net Operating Footprint by 2030

– Zero Net Emissions – Zero Waste to Landfill – Zero Net Operating Impact on Forests & Habitat July 25, 2017 – Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:  MTN) today 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 companywide event…

Mike Goar to Take Helm at Vail Resort’s Lake Tahoe Properties

June 30, 2017 – Mike Goar has been named the new Heavenly Mountain Resort chief operating officer, with additional oversight of the company’s Kirkwood Mountain and Northstar California resorts. Goar is coming from Vail Resort’s Keystone resort in Colorado where his is the current vice president and chief operating officer. The appointment follows the announcement earlier…