Vail's RockResorts to Manage New Residences in Lake Tahoe (SLIDESHOW)

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Vail Resorts Inc. has announced RockResorts and developer JMA Ventures, LLC have entered into a management agreement for the new Constellation Residences at Northstar, a collection of ski-in / ski-out boutique residences situated mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort and adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort. Beginning this winter season, the property name will officially change to Constellation Residences at Northstar, A RockResort.

Toward the end of 2011, Vail Resorts had announced that it will no longer seek to add new RockResorts managed properties outside the company's mountain resorts. 

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Additionally, JMA Ventures has announced plans for the final phase of development at Constellation, which will include 50 new mid-mountain residences over the next three years. 

“We are thrilled to add Constellation to our portfolio of RockResorts boutique properties,” said James O’Donnell, chief operating officer of Vail Resorts Hospitality. “The RockResorts brand represents the hallmark of casually elegant properties with exceptional service in mountain resort locations. At Constellation, we are excited to deliver extraordinary service and experiences to our guests that are unparalleled in the Lake Tahoe region.”


The 50 new mid-mountain residences will include a mix of redesigned two-, three- and four-bedroom residences, including more spacious interior and outdoor living spaces, open floor plans with entryway mudrooms ideal for families who ski, and contemporary fixtures and finishes. 

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Amenities will include ski-in / ski-out access to 3,100 acres of mountain terrain, a ski valet service, private concierge and valet parking, and family and kids programming; access to shared amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort, which is accessible via sky bridge and offers a 17,000 square-foot world-class spa and fitness center, three dining outlets including a signature restaurant Manzanita and elegant Living Room lobby lounge, heated swimming pool and hot tubs with private cabanas and lounge areas, and outdoor fire pits and s’mores toasting area; and a direct-access gondola to the Village at Northstar with outdoor shopping, dining and a movie theater centered around a year-round skating rink. 

Expected additions to the existing amenities include more-private community spaces such as an indoor/outdoor theatre, a kids zone, a fireplace lounge, outdoor fire pits and hot tubs, a new fitness center, and a year-round backyard play area.