The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort in Vail, Colo. has been declared the Best Mountain Resort in the West by Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) Sunset, the premier guide to living in the West. The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort is one of 20 winners of the 2016 Sunset Travel Awards, which honor the West’s top destinations in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, attractions, and more. The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort, along with all the winners of the 2016 Sunset Travel Awards, is currently featured in the August issue of Sunset and on Sunset.com, reaching almost five million consumers per month. A full list of winners can be found online at www.sunset.com/travelawards.

“We’re proud to be recognized by such an iconic and well-respected publication for offering the quintessential mountain resort experience,” said Jonathan Brownlee, general manager of The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort. “We’ve set the standard for premium mountain accommodations and are committed to providing the experience of a lifetime for our guests each and every day.”

The Arrabelle at Vail Square is located just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola in the heart of Lionshead Village. Vail Square features an ice rink and fire pit in winter and a terraced area with fountains and plaza for concerts and activities in the summer. There is also more than 33,000-square-feet of retail space, including upscale boutiques and restaurants and the 10,000-square-foot RockResorts Spa. With 62 guest rooms and suites based on the Biedermeier design style and 21 additional one- to five-bedroom private residences, The Arrabelle at Vail Square offers Old World charm and the timeless elegance of Europe’s grand resorts with the romance and world-class style of Vail’s alpine heritage. For more information on The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort, visit www.arrabelle.rockresorts.com, like The Arrabelle on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thearrabelleatvailsquare) or follow @ArrabelleVail on Twitter and #arrabelle on Instagram.

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About RockResorts®

RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resorts that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo.; and Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica. www.rockresorts.com.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.


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