A skier takes a run on Breckenridge Ski Resorts Peak 7 on terrain served by the Imperial Express Lift in March. The results of a better snow season showed up in a Vail Resorts report issued Monday. Improved “ski season metrics” include higher revenue and skier numbers compared with last season, the report said.
Big news this month out of Washington featuring the Interior Department’s go-forward with the Greater sage-grouse, which impacts landowners in 10 states. Other headlines in our May newsletter include: Apple Computer’s 36,000-acre timberland acquisition; Vail Resort’s purchase of Australia’s largest ski resort; and surprising trends in farm ownership. | The Land Report
VAIL SNOW REPORT: As the official slogan goes, Vail is like nothing on earth. The 50th anniversary season is approaching its grand finale but the legendary ski resort is showing no signs of slowing down. But the last day to ride the runs is April 14th, so if you’re wanting to get out there sometime before November now is your time to shine!
This past spring, Colorado-based Vail Resorts announced the purchase of the 3,000-acre Perisher Ski Resort – the Southern Hemisphere’s largest mountain resort. With nearly one million Australians traveling to the U.S to ski on an annual basis, the company will position Perisher as a conduit to the different ski resorts in its portfolio. | The Land Report
The world’s biggest ski resort company just got bigger. Vail Resorts, which operates ski resorts in five states and Australia, announced that the Canadian Competition Bureau has issued a no-action letter indicating that it does not intend to challenge the proposed strategic business combination joining Whistler Blackcomb with Vail Resorts. | The Land Report