Vail Resorts finalises acquisition of Perisher Ski Resort


In its first international acquisition, Vail Resorts today announced that the company has finalised the attainment of Perisher Ski Resort in Australia.

“Closing on the acquisition of our first international mountain resort is a significant milestone for our Company. We’re thrilled to officially welcome the guests and employees of Perisher, Australia’s largest and most iconic resort, into the Vail Resorts family and deepen ties with one of our most important international markets,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.

Perisher’s 2015 Freedom Pass, now with Epic Benefits, provides all Freedom Pass holders with ski access at the Company’s North American resorts for the 2015-2016 ski season in addition to Perisher, the largest and most popular Australian mountain resort. Likewise, Vail Resorts’ industry leading Epic Pass now includes unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Perisher.

“The acquisition of Perisher by Vail Resorts, the world’s preeminent mountain resort company, is a big win for local communities, the broader Snowy Mountains region, state of New South Wales and all Australian snow-sports enthusiasts” said John Barilaro, MP for Monaro and Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills, and Minister for Small Business.

Perisher is now open for the 2015 ski season, through Monday, 5  October , 2015. Dates are subject to change.


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