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06/24/2011

Green Meetings and Events Elevated with RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality Echo-Meetings

Go Green and Get Green with Flexible Incentives and Options

Broomfield, Colo. – June 24, 2011 – RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality is combining premier meeting venues with an elevated commitment to environmental sustainability through the Company’s Echo-Meetings program. Available across Vail Resorts hospitality portfolio in more than 15 different locations ranging from the mountains of Keystone, Colorado to the beaches of Jamaica, green meetings are seamlessly arranged integrating diverse easy to implement features including:
 
·      Solutions for paperless meetings
·      Reusable décor
·      Organic, locally-sourced menu items from the Appetite for Life program
·      Proper meal portions to limit food waste
·      Water on the Rocks, a refillable water bottle program available at RockResorts’ properties
·      Organic and natural spa treatments available during breakout sessions
 
Beyond the basics, meeting and event planners can earn up to five percent off meeting expenses by participating in the Echo-Meetings Incentive Program and adding additional environmental and sustainability features to their meeting. The program is tiered to offer flexible options and greater rebates. Options include:
 
·      Offsetting travel for 20 percent of attendees by using a carbon calculator
·      Coordinating 50 percent of meeting attendees share shuttle transportation
·      Eliminating plastic water bottles
·      Running a paperless meeting
·      Donating to a designated non-profit in a sum equal or greater than four percent of the master account.
·      Partnering with a local non-profit on a volunteer project
  
Vail Resorts offers other opportunities to ensure that your event, meeting or vacation is as eco-conscious as possible. Environmentally engaged couples can say “I Do” while embracing the beauty of their surroundings through an Iconic Wedding. Groups and leisure travelers can also participate in a Give & Getaway, which supports local non-profit organizations like Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. Guests who book this offer receive a discounted rate on lodging and a complimentary gift.

For more information, visit WWW.VAILRESORTSECHO.COM or call 1-866-614-ROCK (7625). Follow RockResorts and Vail Resorts on Twitter: @RockResorts, @RockResortsNEWS and @VailResortsNEWS or Facebook: www.facebook.com/RockResorts

About RockResorts®
RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; and Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica. www.rockresorts.com 
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com
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