Aspen Skiing Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire Deer Valley Resort® and the transaction is anticipated to close prior to the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Financial terms have not yet been disclosed. Aspen Skiing Co. is one of the nation’s biggest ski operators and they are now trying to compete with Vails Resorts’ Epic Pass which allows season pass owners to ski ten American and three international ski resorts.
Bob Wheaton, General Manager of Deer Valley Resort®, announced this morning that no immediate changes are planned for the upcoming season. The resort will run as usual and the season passes sold will not allow access to other resorts. Solitude is not included in the purchase. Deer Valley Resorts will continue to run Solitude. Bob Wheaton will maintain his position as General Manager. There are currently no plans to allow snowboarding. Furthermore, the Aspen resorts remain a separate company owned by the Crown family.
About Intrawest Resorts, Inc., Mammoth Resorts, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and the New Joint Venture (new name and identity to be announced before ski season)
The new joint venture is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel experiences to its customers. The partnership was formed in April and the deal was valued over 1.5 billion. Together, Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts and SVSH own and/or operate 12 four-season mountain resorts with approximately 20,000 skiable acres and significant land available for real estate development. The mountain resorts are geographically diversified across most of North America’s major ski regions: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain in California; Steamboat Ski & Resort and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Ontario; Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec; Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont; and Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. In addition, the company owns Canadian Mountain Holidays heli skiing operations and 1,100 acres of land for real estate development.
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