The Osprey At Beaver Creek, A RockResort, Opens Tomorrow

Beaver Creek, CO – December 19, 2008 – Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced the expansion of its RockResorts lodging division with tomorrow’s grand opening of The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort. Following a $7 million dollar transformation, The Osprey at Beaver Creek, formerly known as The Inn at Beaver Creek, is the closest ski-in/ski-out hotel to a chairlift in North America.
 
The Osprey features 45 luxurious guest rooms, sophisticated alpine-chic design, a trendy bar with a tapas-style menu, and cutting edge services and amenities. The boutique hotel is centrally located in Beaver Creek Resort, which was rated the #6 best ski resort in North America by Ski Magazine this year as “truly one of America’s finest skiing experiences.”
 
“Vail Resorts is committed to providing exceptional experiences in iconic locations,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “The Osprey exemplifies the RockResorts brand with distinct services and luxury amenities that capture the essence of its Rocky Mountain setting.”
 
The Osprey’s guest rooms feature elegant furnishings, the finest linens, and lavish touches such as plush robes, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, MP3 player docking stations, customized pre-stocked refreshment centers and wireless Internet. The hotel was designed to ignite all the senses with an atmosphere of “play” and energy including a giant social room featuring classic movies on flat-screen TVs, and such amenities as a Wii entertainment system, and helmet cams that can be rented to film on-the-slopes adventures. The Osprey offers a fitness facility, outdoor heated pool, steam room and sauna. A perfect après ski scene, the pool deck offers an outdoor lounge seating, fire pit and full bar service.
 
The Osprey’s trendy bar is on track to become Beaver Creek’s hottest après ski scene, offering custom cocktails, mixology lessons, and a tapas-style menu with memorable treats such as lobster nachos, grilled brie sandwiches or a stack of hand-dipped onion rings with spicy chipotle mayo. The menu is overseen by Executive Chef Michael Wilganowski, an 11-year culinary industry veteran. The bar’s refined and creative wine list includes a number of organic varieties.
 
The ultimate setting for winter outdoor enthusiasts, skiers stepping off the hotel’s back deck will be treated to a high-speed quad lift just 20 feet away. Guests can bring their own ski and snowboarding equipment, have it shipped ahead of the visit or arrange for custom rental gear to be delivered. Ski valets will store and prepare the gear so all equipment is ready and waiting slopeside when guests are ready to hit the powder.
 
Dallas, Texas-based architect and design firm Looney & Associates oversaw the hotel transformation, which incorporates warm colors and richly textured surfaces such as leather, birch, iron, and onyx made from locally sourced stone, indigenous metals and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood.
 
Beaver Creek Resort sets the standard for luxury family skiing, consistently scoring high marks for its commitment to service, slope grooming, dining and lodging. For more information about The Osprey at Beaver Creek, please visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM or call 866-614-ROCK (7625).