Press Release - Vail Resorts Acquires Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah

PCMR Epic Vail Courtesy: Vail Resorts
  • Acquisition settles all litigation and ensures no disruption to future resort operations
  • Park City Mountain Resort will be added to the Epic Pass for the 2014-2015 ski season
  • Company intends to connect PCMR and Canyons for the 2015-2016 ski season to create the largest single ski resort in the United States with 7,000 skiable acres, subject to regulatory approvals
BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Sept. 11, 2014—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has acquired Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) from Powdr Corp.
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Ken Roczen Crowned 450 Class Champion in Utah

2012-horizontallogo-big-111 The 12th and final stop of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, came to a championship conclusion at Miller Motorsports Park at the Zions Bank Utah National on Saturday August 23, 2014. With the 250 Class title decided, all eyes were on the 450 Class battle between Redbull KTM teammates Ken Roczen (points leader) and Ryan Dungey with only 20 points separating them entering the final 2 Moto heats of the season. Trey Canard went wire to wire from holeshot to finish in 450 Class Moto 1, with Dungey finishing second gaining two points towards catching Roczen who rode ultra conservative. 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Zion's Bank Utah Natio  

Brett Metcalfe (24) Left: Trey Canard (41) Center: Ken Roczen (94) Right; Lap One Holeshot; 450 Class; 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Zion's Bank Utah National; Miller Motorsports Park; August 23, 2014; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

Canard, Roczen, Dungey and Eli Tomac separated themselves from the rest of the field quickly and the four battled for the Moto 1 podium. Out front, Canard landed his third Moto win in four attempts, followed by Dungey and Roczen in second and third respectively. "Ive been able to finish this season on a strong note," Canard said. "Three moto wins for me is a great accomplishment and it creates a lot of team momentum as we end the outdoor season and look towards the Supercross season." Canard kept the immediate momentum going as he went wire to wire again capturing the holeshot and the win in Moto 2.
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Warren Miller's No Turning Back Official Trailer


 Warren Miller "No Turning Back" Film Cover

In less than two months, the ski and snowboard community presses play for the first time on the 65th Warren Miller film. Warren Miller's 2014 film, No Turning Back, pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead Warren Miller Entertainment to every end of the winter world. Showcasing a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos to the steepest peaks around the globe and back to the Mom and Pop hills that define skiing and riding. Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back, we have to continuously drive to keep our edge and chase the snow. This year, we prove that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes tilt and turn down mountains and pray for storms.
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The Legacy of the Olympics - Utah's Lasting Impact

Less than a year after the 2014 Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic games, a Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy returned to Sochi to photograph the once month-long thriving multi billion ghost town. sochi-mountain-cluster-ghost-city-2014-olympics-1

Photo: Alexander Belenkiy/Macos

In contrast the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games were a tremendous success and continue to have a positive effect on the State of Utah leaving a lasting legacy. A record 250,000 visitors from around the world were able to experience Utah while attending the Games, and another 2.1 billion were exposed to the state through the global media coverage of the XIX Olympic Winter Games. The State of Utah also experienced significant economic growth as a result of the Games.


2002 Salt Lake City, Utah Winter Olympic Games Photo: State of Utah Archives

All fourteen world-class venues created and enhanced for the Games continue to be used to host events, elite training and recreation programs.
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Outdoor Retailers Summer Market: Day 1Highlights

With the Outdoor Retailers Summer Market back in Utah for another show, T Squared Action Sports is here to give you the behind the scenes coverage of what is new for Spring/Summer 2015 as we walk the floor of the market. Freewaters The Freewater collection has definitely grown in the past few years, but they have a very specific line due to the company watching sales and their analyzing their buyers then realizing very core specific styles that fit who their buyers are. "We like to have a fresh and clean look to all of our products that fit what our consumers want to wear," said John Vance CEO of Freewaters. While their shoes and sandals are durable and well constructed, they are incredibly light. In a new ad in Surfer Magazine, an image of a pair of Freewater shoes are shown on a scale with only one Vans shoe on the other side of the scale with the one Van shoe weighing more than the pair of Freewaters shoes. Freewaters also focuses on their own Clean Water Initiatives building clean water wells  in 3rd World countries.
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