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UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FROM VAIL RESORTS

(Updated 7 p.m. on March 13, 2020)

COVID-19 Update: Vail Resorts Takes Action to Encourage Social Distancing

We want to provide you an update on our resort operations as we continue to monitor and respond to the quick-moving developments around coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our North American resorts remain open as scheduled and we are deploying specific actions to encourage social distancing and to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Over the course of this weekend, our resorts will begin to take the following steps:

  • We are reducing operations at our on-mountain, quick-serve dining facilities to avoid crowding. We will have limited pre-packaged food options available, but we will not be serving hot food. Please plan accordingly.

  • We will encourage guests to ride on chairlifts and gondolas with their parties only. We ask for our guests’ patience while we implement this new protocol.

  • We will post signage with social distancing reminders and our employees will be on site to help encourage safe protocols.

  • We are aware that there are event restrictions in place across many states, provinces and counties where we operate. We are – and will continue to – follow all official guidance and cancel or postpone events as directed. Updates will be posted on resort and event websites.

  • We will continue following the most updated guidance and precautions from health officials, with attention to the cleanliness and the environment of our facilities.

  • We continue to ask our guests and employees to follow public health officials’ guidance of frequent handwashing and to stay home if they are feeling ill. Health officials advise that people at higher risk of severe illness, including those who are 60 years or older, should stay home and away from larger groups of people as much as possible.

We are in constant contact with health officials and will continue to follow their updated guidance as provided. This means there could be additional precautions taken that could impact our operations at any time. 

Again, the health and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities where we live, work and play is of utmost importance. We thank everyone for their understanding during this unprecedented time.
 

(Updated 9 p.m. on March 12, 2020)

Vail Resorts Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a global operator of 37 ski resorts, Vail Resorts is monitoring the rapidly evolving impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) from all angles. Unwaveringly and without question, our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our guests and employees. We are fortunate to have strong partnerships with the communities where we operate and we are closely monitoring the statements and following the guidance and recommendations from local, state/provincial and federal health agencies on cases of COVID-19.

 

All of our North American resorts are open, and operating according to the most updated guidance and precautions from health officials, with attention to the cleanliness and environment of our facilities.

 

We are aware that there are event restrictions in place across many states, provinces and counties where we operate. We are – and will continue to – follow all official guidance and cancel or postpone events as directed. Updates will be posted on resort and event websites.

Please note, health officials advise that people at higher risk of severe illness, including those who are 60 years or older, should stay home and away from larger groups of people as much as possible.

We understand that many guests are concerned about traveling during this evolving situation and we encourage guests to refer to our standard cancellation policies posted online. Guests with reservations at Vail Resorts owned and operated lodging properties – who are due to arrive prior to April 30 – can apply the dollar amount of their deposit to a future stay at the same property for up to 365 days from the date of arrival. Additionally, guests with reservations at these properties can rebook the same dates at another resort, based on availability and at the applicable rate. Cancellation and date change policies through third party lodging and booking partners will vary by property. Guests should reach out to their reserved lodging property or reserved booking source if they need to discuss changes.


Wildwood, Missouri – July 22, 2019 – Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKIS) (“Peak Resorts” or the “Company”), a leading owner and operator of high-quality, individually branded U.S. ski resorts, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) (“Vail Resorts”) pursuant to which Vail Resorts will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Peak Resorts for $11.00 per share in cash. The transaction represents a 116% premium to Peak Resorts’ closing stock price on July 19, 2019. The transaction is expected to close in fall 2019 and is subject to certain conditions, including a vote of Peak Resorts shareholders and antitrust clearance.