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Vail Resorts boss earns an entrepreneur award

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BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts Chairman and CEO Rob Katz recently received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Transformational category, Mountain Desert Region.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Katz was selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at an event on June 23 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex. The award follows Vail Resorts' recognition by Fast Company magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world, announced earlier this spring.

"This recognition is really for the 26,000 employees that work at Vail Resorts. Our company's mission is 'experience of a lifetime', and we try to provide that to each one of our guests by providing an experience of a lifetime to each one of our employees," Katz said. "The ski business has been around for a long time and we are proud of our history. But we also ask everyone at our company to re-imagine every part of the mountain resort business — we want everyone to be an entrepreneur."

As a Mountain Desert region award winner, Katz is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program.

Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 19.