Denver, CO...January 8, 2003 (News Release) Intrawest Corporation introduced IntrawestColorado today, an organization created to oversee the operation of WinterPark and Copper Mountain, as well as all Breeze/Max ski and snowboardretail/rental outlets. This move joins what many Colorado skiers and ridersclaim to be their two favorite resorts with some of the most accessiblerental and retail outlets in the western United States. The first order ofbusiness for Intrawest Colorado is the creation of a joint season passprogram, allowing skiers and riders to visit both Winter Park/Mary Jane andCopper Mountain for the remainder of the 2002-2003 winter season.
As of today, skiers and riders who hold a current season pass to eitherWinter Park or Copper now have a pass valid at both mountains. Winter Parkpasses can be used at Copper by simply having them scanned in the lift line,and vice versa. This new access requires no further action by pass holders- they are set to hit the slopes. While early season pass prices are nolonger available, individuals wanting to purchase a pass that gives themaccess to all Copper and Winter Park have to offer can still do so. Passesvalid at both mountains can still be purchased for $825 for adults, $595for teens and $395 for kids.
In conjunction with today's announcement, Hugh Smythe, president ofIntrawest Corporation's Resort Operations Group, has announced the promotionof David Barry to senior vice president, Intrawest Colorado. Barry will haveoverall responsibility for the operation of Copper and Winter Park, as wellas the Intrawest Retail Group, which oversees 51 rental and retail storesacross nine states. Barry joined Intrawest in 1991 as director of Marketingand Sales at Mont-Tremblant, and held the same position at Blackcomb from1994 until 1997, when he was transferred to Copper Mountain as vicepresident, Sales and Marketing. In 1999 Barry assumed responsibility forCopper as chief operating officer.
"Colorado skiers and riders are always telling us what they want -incredible terrain and overall value always top the list," said Barry. "PutWinter Park and Copper together and you've got 5,319 acres, 44 lifts and 259trails. You'd be hard pressed to find better value on a greater selection ofterrain anywhere. We also now have the ability to bring more overnightvisitors into the state due to an increase in variety and value. Anyway youlook at it, Colorado wins."
Following are sources for pass holders needing additional information:
Winter Park Pass Holders - 303.316.1423 orwww.skiwinterpark.com/2mountainpass
Copper Pass Holders - 866-549-9955 orwww.coppercolorado.com/2mountainpass