Vail to Purchase Crested Butte Mountain Resort

In breaking news today, June 4th 2018 Vail announces the purchase of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

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While the details are slowly evolving here's an excerpt from John Meyer, at The Denver Post:

VR’s Epic Pass will be good at Crested Butte and its other new acquisitions next season. Vail Resorts chief executive Rob Katz said adding value to the Epic Pass was a key reason driving the new acquisitions.

“I think with Crested Butte, we feel like it is one of the most unique resorts within Colorado — the history, the original town and the mining component of it, kind of western feel, and the terrain,” Katz said in an interview. “I think the terrain at Crested Butte is some of most challenging in the state, and I think there is a kind of authenticity to the town and how the town and the mountain interact. From what we’ve heard from a lot of our (Epic Pass holders), this is something that would really interest them.

“We’re pretty excited. We feel like, and obviously this is true for all of the resorts, each one really occupies a particular spot which fills a niche for us.”

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