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Vail Resorts buys Wilmot!!! Effect on CMSC & member clubs?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Just received an email that Vail Resorts has purchased Wilmot!!!  Exciting news!



 



How will this effect CMSC and our member clubs?  Wilmot is the home hill for our racing program (the news release even mentions Wilmot having a race program (I believe that is the CMSC race program).  What will be the ramifications of Vail's ownership on CMSC's race program?



Will this new ownership help the CMSC and our member clubs?  The EPIC pass will now be good at Wilmot along with all the other Vail Resorts will this start effecting the clubs' choices for trip destinations in the future?



 



What are your thoughts on this news?



 



 

post #2 of 3
Thread Starter 

Here is a link to Vail's website with a posting about the purchase of Wilmot Mountain.

 

http://news.vailresorts.com/corporate/chicago-wilmont-mountain-vail-resorts.htm

post #3 of 3

I think this is great news for our clubs, if we can find a way to use it to draw more new skiers into our clubs.  The challenge continues to be how to do that.  However, if there are already 800,000 skiers in the Chicago area, that suggests less than 1%? belong to ski clubs, so we've got to do something new and different. 

 

Dave

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