The Broomfield, Colorado-based Vail Resorts Incorporated has announced expansive plans to upgrade a handful of its ski resorts in Colorado and several other states.
The company, with a network of 18 ski resorts nationally, will spend up to $180 million on facility improvements and new energy-efficient snowmaking technology.
“We’re continuing to raise the bar for skiers and riders with meaningful, impactful improvements that will provide consistent, reliable and seamless experiences all season long,” Robert Katz, the chief executive officer of Vail Resorts, said in a statement announcing the upgrades.
Planned work includes a renovation of a children’s ski school at the company’s Beaver Creek resort; a new guest service facility at the Breckinridge resort; and snowmaking system upgrades at the Vail Mountain, Keystone, and Beaver Creek resorts.
All of the work must first secure the approval of the U.S. Forest Service.
Founded in 1997, Vail Resorts currently has five resorts in north central and northwestern Colorado.
The company has enjoyed revenue near the $380 million mark this year.
According to plans, all of the Vail Resort site and facility upgrades will be completed before the pre-Thanksgiving 2019 season.
By Garry Boulard
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