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UnVail gets Deer Valley, but what will it do with it?

UnVail—no name has been chosen for new KSL Capital Parnters/Crown family business—is getting Deer Valley, but what will it do with it and other ski areas?
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Who gains as the ski industry gets a second big whale?

Last week’s ski industry announcements by Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital Partners have implications from the Atlantic to the Pacific, both in Canada and the U.S. Continue reading

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Climate change a factor in Vail Resorts swallowing Whistler

Vail Resorts swallows the biggest fish in the sea of North American skiing, and here’s why the deal works for both fo them. One angle is this: climate change. Continue reading

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Vail Resorts and the trademark control at Vail, Breckenridge

Vail Resorts exerts trademark control in Vail and Breckenridge, but not in the same way as in Park City. Continue reading

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Vail Resorts and Park City trademark

The honeymoon was over and this was the first big fight as the Park City community put its foot down, saying the Vail trademark filing was just unacceptable. Continue reading

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Vail to offer organic skis, snowboards

With organic and natural food at its 40 on-mountain restaurants, Vail Resorts now will expand its offerings to include sale and rental of organic skis and snowboards branded under the name Naturally Corny. Continue reading

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Vail Resorts buys PCMR

Ending jitters on Main Street in the Utah ski town of Park City, Vail Resorts announced today it has purchased Park City Mountain Resort from Powdr Corp for $182.5 million in cash. Continue reading

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The winner of the Park City battle

It was easy to slap around Powdr Corp. for its gigantic clerical error. But who, beyond Vail Resorts and Talisker, benefit—and who loses beyond Powr in this case that has had Park City buzzing for the last two years? Continue reading

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Summer use of ski areas

Oddly, given the motivation for expanded summer use of ski areas, the law signed by President Barack Obama makes no mention of alpine coasters, the amusement that Vail Resorts prefers to call a ForestFlyer. But Vail expects great things at Vail Mountain, Breckenridge and Heavenly — if nothing that equals the drew of sliding on snow as it expands summer ski areas use.
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