May 20, 2010 5:54 PM by Matt Stafford
Vail Resorts Inc., of Broomfield, CO, says it plans to spend between $75 million and $85 million on high-profile amenities this calendar year as it gets ready for next ski season.
Vail Resorts operates Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone resorts in Colorado and Heavenly in the Lake Tahoe area.
Summer projects include replacing the High Noon lift on Vail Mountain with a high-speed quad lift, a new restaurant at Heavenly, expanding a tubing hill at Vail, renovating rooms at the Keystone Lodge and upgrading snowmaking equipment.
A new alpine coaster at Breckenridge is set to open in August. A new luxury lodging property is set to open in June at Breckenridge and this fall at Vail.