News for the Hospitality Executive
Vail Resorts' Design for Ever Vail Base Village Resort
'Platinum' Rating by U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Neighborhood
|BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 14, 2008 - Vail Resorts, Inc. MTN
announced today that its $1.5 billion planned Ever Vail village development
project to be located in the westernmost base area of Vail Mountain, has
been awarded the highest rating possible -- Platinum -- under the first
stage of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for the Neighborhood
Development (ND) rating system. Ever Vail is one of only two planned projects
in the U.S. that has been certified at the highest level of green building
standards under the pilot LEED-ND rating system and the only one in the
Rocky Mountain Region.
"Being awarded the highest level of green building certification by the U.S. Green Building Council speaks to the commitment Vail Resorts has to the environment and to the dedication, hard work and creativity of our Company's development design team," said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. "Once completed, Ever Vail will become an iconic example in the U.S. for not only sustainable mountain resort development, but for offering an exceptional employee, resident and guest experience at the nation's premier ski destination."
The LEED-ND rating system, launched in February 2007, was developed to encourage environmentally superior development that brings elements together into a neighborhood and relates the neighborhood to its larger region and landscape. The Vail Resorts Development Company, along with a design team led by Callison and supported by sustainability consultants Paladino & Company, both of Seattle, Wash., have worked for more than a year to develop a project plan for Ever Vail that incorporates sustainable practices at all levels of design. Several strategies under consideration include:
As an important piece in creating a vibrant, year-round community in Ever Vail, Vail Resorts is proposing to include over 100 beds within the project in what will likely be the most desirable affordable, deed-restricted housing available for purchase in the Vail Valley. The one- and two-bedroom units will range in size from approximately 700 to 1,300 square feet and will be designed to attract singles, couples and families interested in living in a sustainable, pedestrian-friendly community with a mix of retail, restaurants and public amenities all within walking distance at the base of Vail Mountain.
The Ever Vail development project is currently in the planning stages and is subject to receipt of governmental approvals and finalization of necessary agreements. Visit http://www.evervail.com for more information.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, Rock Resorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United State sand the Caribbean. 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 MTN. The Vail Resorts company website is http://www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is http://www.snow.com.
|Also See:||Vail Resorts Outlines Specific 'Green' Measures for $1 Billion Resort Development at the Base of Vail Mountain; Using Reclaimed Water from Snowmelt in the Toilets / September 2007|