Empire Vail Resorts complement the Resort of Whistler Blackcomb
The company Vail Resorts, and the successful 12 ski resorts managed in the whole of America and Australia, has announced the purchase of a new complex, the largest ski resort in North America Whistler Blackcomb (Canada).
Whistler / Blackcomb – one of the best ski resorts in the world, is located in the canadian Rocky Mountains, three hours by car from Vancouver, near the coast of the Pacific ocean. This is one of the snowiest places on the planet. By the way, in 2010, exactly this, the Resort was the host of the winter Olympics. Place is the Paradise for Freeride and Snowboard faith.
In accordance with the terms of the deal, Vail Resorts 100% of the shares of Whistler Blackcomb, although the Resort retains its unique brand and style, on the floor, and the canadian management of the complex. The cost of the transaction amounts to almost $1.4 billion (£ 1 billion).
A month ago, the leadership of the resort of Whistler, that will invest 186 million pounds ($ 345 million CAD) in a new project called Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance. It is a series of Updates for the increase in the year-round attractiveness of the resort. In the Vail Resorts already supported the project.
“This transaction will bring more resources to support our ongoing operations and ambitious plans”, – said the CEO of Whistler Blackcomb, Dave Brownlee.
“Whistler Blackcomb is one of the most important holiday destinations in the world with an incredible history, great collective, and thousands of Fans. In the light of our accumulated experience and knowledge, we necessarily preserve the unique brand of the complex and the character of the locality to find”, – said Rob Katz, Chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts.
The deal with Whistler Blackcomb is the newest addition to Vail Resorts, which is constantly expanding its Portfolio.
So, in March of last year, the company obtained the control over the resort town of Park City, Utah, by combining it with the adjacent Canyons Resort. Thus the investor is successful, the largest ski area in the United States (7300 acres of terrain).
Shortly thereafter, the company announced the acquisition of Perisher, the largest ski area in Australia.
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