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Letter: Vail Mountain chief says thanks

Chris Jarnot, Chief Operating Officer, Vail Mountain
Vail CO, Colorado

What a day! What a week! What a year! We sent out an amazing season in style on and on behalf of Vail Resorts’ Vail Mountain staff, I’d like to thank everyone for their support all season long and at the top of the mountain on closing day.

First, I’d like to thank the U.S. Forest Service, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Vail Police Department for their support and cooperation in keeping the peace and allowing the celebration at the top of the mountain to be a great time. I’d also like to publicly thank our own Vail Resorts team, including ski patrol, security, guest services and all of the staff and management who helped out during ” and long after ” the celebration. Without the collaboration and commitment of all of these folks, the party would not be able to occur.

Second, I’d like to thank all of those who convened at the top of the mountain Sunday afternoon. The spirit of revelry and the crowd’s cooperation in the effort to eliminate the traditional snowball fight was a great reflection on everyone who participated, and made for an enjoyable celebration for all. Even the many who sought me out during the course of the afternoon to express their feelings about our decision not to extend the season did it in a fun and productive way, and I appreciated the interchange and camaraderie. Another nice surprise was the genuine gratitude that so many people went out of their way to express toward our staff for their hard work this season and on closing day.

Who’d have thunk after starting the season the way we did in November that it would become one of the two or three best that anyone can remember. I guess the silver lining to ending the season with such great snow is that it’s left us all wanting more and anticipating another year of powder days like we enjoyed so many of the last week and all year long.

Again, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s hard work and support through this great season. See you next Nov. 21 for opening day!

Chris Jarnot

Senior Vice President and

Chief Operating Officer

Vail Mountain

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