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06/08/2008

The Osprey At Beaver Creek, A RockResort, Welcomes Executive Chef Michael Wilganowski

Beaver Creek, CO – 2008 – Michael Wilganowski, an 11-year culinary industry veteran, has been appointed executive chef at The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort. Chef Wilganowski will oversee all dining operations at the 45-room boutique hotel, including the tapas style Osprey Lounge.
 
Chef Wilganowski joins The Osprey from Beaver Creek’s private mountain retreat Trapper’s Cabin where he oversees food and beverage offerings as executive chef. He will continue in this role and will expand his influence in his new position at The Osprey.
 
Previously, Chef Wilganowski was executive chef of Perry’s Grill and Steakhouse in Houston, TX, where he fine-tuned his expertise in classic American cuisine with a Mediterranean flare. He also held tenures at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, CO, and The Houstonian Hotel, TX. Chef Wilganowski began his career at Houston’s Café Annie, spending over four years cooking under the guidance of celebrated Southwest chef Robert Del Grande. Chef Wilganowski was born into a first generation Polish farming family, and his culinary passion developed on his grandparents’ farm where he helped his grandmother with cooking, canning and making sausage.
 
The Osprey Bar offers a tapas style menu and a sophisticated urban dining experience served in a world-class mountain setting. Wilganowski’s vision for the seasonal menu is to create a global fusion concept that incorporates multi-cultural cuisine and techniques. Dishes will utilize ingredients that are sustainable, often organic and locally grown. The restaurant is located in the lobby area and complimented by a hand-selected wine list.
 
Redefining slopeside style, The Osprey at Beaver Creek opened in December 2008. The Osprey offers sophisticated alpine-chic design, 47 luxurious accommodations, a hotspot social scene, and posh-yet-playful services and amenities. Hotel service highlights include après ski mixology lessons, a Wii entertainment center in the lobby lounge, personal ski valets to cater to guests’ every whim, and a pool deck with outdoor lounge seating, a fire pit and full bar service.
 
For more information about The Osprey at Beaver Creek, visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM or call 866-614-ROCK (7625).

About RockResorts®
RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; and Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica. www.rockresorts.com 
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine 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; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com
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