Vail Resorts Essay

1975 Words Jul 23rd, 2013 8 Pages
Vail Resorts is “the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations”. (Vail Resorts A) Vail resorts started over 59 years ago when work began in January of 1962 on their first ski area in Vail Colorado. By December 1962 Vail Mountain opens for skiing with two chairlifts, one gondola and only a $5 lift ticket for the day. In the first season of business the mountain recorded 55,000 skiers. Since 1962 Vail Resorts has grown tremendously. They own and/or manage 29 properties. This number grew greatly with the purchase of Rock Resorts in December 2001; Rock Resorts was started in 1956 by Laurence S Rockefeller. With the purchase of Rock Resorts this expanded Vail Resorts …show more content…
Forest Services on the Hayman Restorations Partnership Project * Companywide program to lower vehicle fuel consumption called Idle Wise Program * Every golf course is certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program * Active recycling programs that recycle over 6,000 tons of material a year * Started a Green Wedding program, all sustainable decorations and organic foods * Water on Rocks is a program eliminating 640,000 plastic water bottles * 2011 “The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, is named one of the top 10 Luxury Hotels in the US in the Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards”. (Vail Resorts C) * 2010 “The Grand Teton Lodge Company: Jenny Lake Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming, is named one of the best hotels in the US on the Travel + Leisure 500 Worlds Best Hotels
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Executives and Officers of Vail Resorts and Rock Resorts

Name | Title | Year | Robert A Katz | Chairman of the BoardChief Executive Officer | March 2009February 2006 | Fiona E Arnold | Executive Vice PresidentAnd General Counsel | June 2011June 2007 | Blaise T Carrig | President- Mountain Division | September 2008 | John McD. Garnsey | President-Global MountainDivision | September 2008 | Mark R Gasta | Executive Vice President &Chief People Officer | June 2011 |

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