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Vail Resorts Closes Its Acquisition Of Kirkwood Mountain Resort At Lake Tahoe, Calif., Creating An Unparalleled Offering For Skiers And Riders In The Tahoe Region With The Combination With Heavenly And Northstar
April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of
Kirkwood Mountain Resort at
Lake Tahoe, Calif., recognized by skiers and snowboarders as offering some of the best high alpine advanced terrain in
North America. Vail Resorts now operates three world-class mountain resorts in the
Lake Tahoe region and together with
Heavenly Mountain Resort and
Northstar California, provides guests and pass holders unparalleled value with the very best that
Lake Tahoe has to offer. The transaction, which included the ski resort and undeveloped sites at the center of the base area, closed for total consideration of approximately
$18.0 million. The seller retains a participation interest in the base area parcels and continues to own the remainder of the real estate development sites.
Vail Resorts also announced that the power plant which the Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility broke ground on last May is now fully operational and should provide reliable power service to
Kirkwood for many years to come.
Vail Resorts is already delivering amazing value from the acquisition to its guests. This season, Heavenly and
Northstar pass holders can ski and ride at
Kirkwood pass holders can visit
Northstar and Heavenly. The Company reported that they are already seeing thousands of reciprocal visits from pass holders at the three resorts.
With the previous announcement of the
Kirkwood acquisition, Vail Resorts immediately began including
Kirkwood in its industry-leading season pass offering. The Company recently announced the best value in 2012-2013 season passes, including the new Tahoe Local Pass that provides access to more than 10,000 total skiable acres between
Kirkwood, Heavenly Mountain Resort and
Northstar California, marking the most combined terrain in Tahoe. Priced at
$419, Tahoe Local pass holders receive seven-day-per-week access to all three Tahoe resorts for
$80 less than last year's comparable Epic Local Pass. Guests of Heavenly,
Kirkwood now have a variety of season pass options to choose from depending on when and how often they want to ski and ride.
New for 2012-2013, the Tahoe Local Pass™ offers skiing and riding seven days a week to Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood resorts for $419. The Tahoe Local Pass includes access on Saturdays at all three Tahoe resorts with limited holiday restrictions and $50 pass holder tickets available for purchase during blackout dates. Priced $80 less than last year's Epic Local Pass, the Tahoe Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days.
The Tahoe Value Pass™, available for $379, includes skiing or riding seven days a week at Heavenly, skiing and riding at Northstar and Kirkwood on Sunday-Friday, and restricted on all Saturdays at Northstar and Kirkwood. Holiday restrictions apply, but pass holders can purchase a $50 ticket to any of the three resorts on restricted dates. In less than four days of skiing or riding, the Tahoe Value Pass pays for itself.
The Epic Pass™, the best season pass deal in the ski industry, offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin for $659. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than six days on the mountain.
Epic 7-Day™ pays for itself in less than five days and is ideal for people who don't plan to ski more than seven days. The Epic 7-Day gives skiers and snowboarders a total of seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Arapahoe Basin anytime during the season for $509.
The prices listed above are only guaranteed through
April 15, 2012, and Vail Resorts is giving guests the option to lock in these prices now with a
$49 down payment, with the remainder of the balance due in
mid-September 2012. Tahoe Local and Tahoe Value Passes purchased before
April 15 will receive six Buddy Tickets as an added benefit (after the 15th, passes will only come with two Buddy Tickets). For more information about 2012-2013 season passes, visit
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
Colorado, and Heavenly,
Kirkwood in the
Lake Tahoe area of
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
www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is