Vail Resorts Names New COO, Senior VP


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Vail Resorts, Inc. has promoted Alex Iskenderian to COO and senior vice president for Vail Resorts Development Company (VRDC), a subsidiary of Vail Resorts.

Iskenderian brings more than a decade of leadership and experience with VRDC in both Eagle and Summit Counties to this new overall leadership role, most recently as vice president of development where he oversaw all real estate development activities for VRDC for the Breckenridge and Keystone resorts. Iskenderian joined Vail Resorts Development Company in 1997 and previously served as vice president and general counsel and as vice president of development. He will now oversee all day-to-day VRDC initiatives and projects and will continue to report to Jeff Jones, senior executive vice president and CFO of Vail Resorts.

Jones pointed to the June 1 opening of One Ski Hill Place, the first RockResort property in Breckenridge, as well as the 2008 debut of Crystal Peak Lodge, a ski-in, ski-out property at the base of Peak 7, among others as specific incidents in which Iskenderian's role contributed to the brand's recent successes.

Iskenderian has been involved in most of VRDC's major initiatives over the past 13 years, including The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort, The Vail Front Door base area development, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead villages and Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club in Eagle County. In Breckenridge, he had oversight of many of the initiatives that have transformed the resort including Mountain Thunder Lodge and Townhomes and the development of The Peak 7 and 8 base areas.

"This summer we successfully opened One Ski Hill Place and are just weeks away from the debut of The Ritz-Carlton(r) Residences, Vail," Iskenderian said. " In Heavenly we recently broke ground for the new mid-mountain lodge and restaurant and the planning work for Ever Vail continues. We think it's vitally important for our company, in partnership with our communities, to pursue strategies that will enhance the base areas of our world class resorts now and well into the future."


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