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Vail Resorts Names Lynanne Kunkel Chief Human Resource Officer

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Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced the hiring of Lynanne J. Kunkel as chief human resources officer of the Company, effective May 15, 2017. Kunkel will oversee all facets of human resources leadership and management across the Company's global operations, and lead the Company's efforts in attracting, supporting and developing talent.

"I am excited to welcome Lynanne to our Vail Resorts team," said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. "Her deep experience in human resource operations and passion for leadership, culture and talent development will be essential to our future growth and success, which relies on supporting and developing our highly-engaged team of more than 30,000 passionate, ambitious and brave people who create the experience of a lifetime for our guests and each other."

Since 2010, Kunkel has served in various executive positions for Michigan-based Whirlpool Corporation, most recently as senior vice president of global human resources. Prior to that role, Kunkel was vice president of global talent development and HR Asia, and earlier served as human resources vice president of the North America region. From 1989-2009, Kunkel served in a number of roles at Ohio-based Procter & Gamble Company, most recently as human resources director of global home care. Throughout her career, Kunkel has led all aspects of human resources to deliver enhanced business performance in areas that include: business HR; talent acquisition; talent management; leadership development; organizational effectiveness; diversity and inclusion; and talent analytics.

"I am thrilled to join Vail Resorts, which attributes so much of its success to the people who work there," said Kunkel. "This new role is a very unique opportunity that combines my passion for unleashing talent and building high-performing, inspired organizations with my passion for the outdoors and the mountains, all in an innovative and growing company with an exciting future."

Kunkel received her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She is active in the community, having served in multiple leadership roles with both the United Way and Habitat for Humanity. She, her husband Ray, and their five children are all avid skiers and snowboarders in the winter and enjoy boating and water sports during the summer. 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. 

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company's subsidiaries operate ten 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 Kirkwoodin the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; 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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