Vail Resorts Names Robert Urwiler Chief Information Officer

Jul 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from Vail Resorts

    VAIL, Colo., July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vail Resorts (NYSE:   MTN)
 today announced that Robert Urwiler has been named senior vice president
 and chief information officer of the Company. Urwiler will assume his
 responsibilities on August 21, 2006, and will office in the Company's new
 headquarters in Broomfield, Colo.
     Urwiler, 43, is a 20-year veteran in corporate information technology
 management. Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief
 information officer of Macromedia, a $500 million software company acquired
 by Adobe Systems. From 1999-2002, he was senior vice president and chief
 information officer at Peregrine Systems, now a Hewlett-Packard company.
 Prior to Peregrine Systems, Urwiler also served in IT leadership roles at
 Scientific-Atlanta and Sprint, and was a management consultant to Price
 Waterhouse. He has led teams of more than 200 IT professionals and managed
 budgets in excess of $50 million.
     As CIO of Vail Resorts, Urwiler will be responsible for all aspects of
 the Company's information technology, including business application
 delivery, eCommerce capability development, IT operations and network
     "I'm pleased that someone with Robert's background, experience and
 knowledge of information technology systems is joining our executive team.
 He will play a critical role in leading the Company's group of dedicated,
 talented professionals in proactively addressing future IT needs,
 particularly as they relate to expanding our eCommerce and customer
 relationship systems," said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail
     Urwiler holds a doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern
 University and a master's degree in technology management from Mercer
 University. He and his wife, Carla, have two daughters.
     About Vail Resorts
     Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the
 United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of
 Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, Heavenly in
 California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole,
 Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company,
 manages casually elegant properties across the United States. Vail Resorts
 Development Company is the real estate planning, development and
 construction 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 and consumer website is

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