DEER VALLEY RESORT'S PURCHASE OF SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT OFFICIAL

May 1 2015

DEER VALLEY RESORT; PARK CITY, UTAH (May 1, 2015) – Deer Valley Resort successfully closed on the purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort on April 30, 2015. As of today, May 1, 2015 Deer Valley will begin operating Solitude Mountain Resort in its entirety. Deer Valley Resort appointed Kim Mayhew as Solitude Mountain Resort's new general manager in January, which also became effective today.

“This is an exciting venture for both Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort,” said Kim Mayhew, general manager of Solitude Mountain Resort. “As a member of the Deer Valley team for more than 30 years, I look forward to sharing with Solitude Resort similar values and practices that make Deer Valley one of the best operated resorts in the country.”

“Solitude is an incredible resort and will be in great hands with Kim at the helm,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. “Deer Valley staff worked hand-in-hand with Solitude staff this past winter to share knowledge and develop strong plans for the future.”

Deer Valley's first capital improvement announcement to Solitude for the 2015-2016 ski season will be to remove the current Summit double chairlift and install a new detachable high-speed quad. Also, a new ski run will be cut from the top of the existing Apex Express chairlift to the bottom terminal of the realigned Summit Express chairlift, significantly lessening the current travel time to Honeycomb Canyon. Other priority improvements include; remodeling the Moonbeam Lodge restaurant, an increased guest service presence throughout the resort and new uniforms for Solitude staff.

For more information and interviews about Deer Valley’s purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort, please call Deer Valley Resort Communications Manager Emily Summers 435-645-6522 or email at emily@deervalley.com.

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Solitude, a Deer Valley Resort, is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon Utah. The resort offers eight chairlifts, 65 runs, three bowls and 500 annual inches of snow spread over 1,200 acres for skiing and snowboarding.

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