The Resort Company Acquires Western Seasons Management

Beaver Creek, Colo. (October 27, 2010) – The Resort Company LLC, an established ski resort property management group operating in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs, Colo., has acquired Western Seasons Management, which includes, The Borders Lodge in Beaver Creek, The Aspens in Beaver Creek, The Seasons Lodge in Arrowhead, and a collection of private homes in Beaver Creek and Arrowhead.

The Resort Company is renowned for delivering exceptional guest service experiences through its vast network of distinctive mountain resort properties.  “The Resort Company is excited to add these properties to our offerings in the Beaver Creek Resort area,” said Bob Milne, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Resort Company LLC.  “Guests will experience our unmatched service and the ultimate in alpine elegance.”

“The Borders Lodge, The Aspens, and The Seasons Lodge at Arrowhead fit perfectly into our portfolio of one-of-a-kind vacation properties,” Milne continued. “We have developed a niche for providing high end hotel style services to condominium owners and guests, which will be complimented by the premier condominiums and guest amenities at these properties.”

The Borders Lodge has 79 units and is located slope-side with Beaver Creek’s Chair 14 just off the lobby door for a convenient ski-in/ski-out experience. The elegant Studio to 3 bedroom condominiums all have spectacular views of Beaver Creek Mountain to the south and the rolling fairways of Beaver Creek Golf Course to the North.  Guests can relax year-round and take in the view from the outdoor heated pool and hot tubs.  The Borders is walking distance to the many fine shops and restaurants of Beaver Creek, or guests can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service provided at the property.

The Aspens is a distinctive group of townhomes, tucked into the hillside of Beaver Creek with sweeping views of Beaver Creek Mountain and Village. The 4 bedroom + den/4 bath units are elegant,spacious and tastefully decorated, with 3,000 square feet of living space. Private elevators service the four levels, and on the third level there is access onto the ski way.  The Seasons at Arrowhead sits at the base of Arrowhead Mountain and offers a Village-to-Village ski experience connecting Arrowhead through Bachelor Gulch to Beaver Creek Mountain. The Seasons at Arrowhead has 31 beautifully appointed Lodge and Studio to 3 bedroom condominiums, featuring all the comforts of home and private balconies with great views. Arrowhead Village is a gated community for the ultimate private experience.  Amenities include the Arrowhead community outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, and fire pit, and The Broken Arrow and The Vista restaurants, all just steps awayfrom the front door. The Seasons Lodge at Arrowhead is also well known as a beautiful place for weddings.  Both The Seasons Lodge at Arrowhead and The Vista Restaurant next door offer sweeping views from their patios of The Country Club of the Rockies Golf Course and the mountains beyond.

Ryan MacLachlan will continue to serve as the general manager for The Borders Lodge in BeaverCreek, and Karla Kohnen will continue to serve as general manager at The Seasons Lodge at Arrowhead.  Mike Lange, VP of The Resort Company and GM of The Charter at Beaver Creek, will oversee the operations for the new properties.  “We have come to know Ryan and Karla through this transition,” said Lange, “and we feel they hold the highest level of personalized service and attention to detail, a Resort Company standard.”

Along with award-winning customer service, The Resort Company will offer all owners and guests of the new collection of properties access to its in-house reservations and travel department.  The department will provide full-service planning and all-inclusive packages with airline travel, lodging, lift tickets, transfers and rental cars.

The Resort Company is offering a special introductory lodging package for the winter for reservations made by December 1st, 2010 at this new collection of properties.  Book your stay and receive up to a 35% discount on lodging during any time of the ski season. (Offer based on availability, and subject to minimum night stay requirements by season.) Guests can also book their airfare, lift tickets and transfers with us.  Call 1.800.846.0233 to book this special before December 1st.

About The Resort Company

The Resort Company was founded in 1997 to provide unmatched service to its owners, guests and industry partners in four world-class mountain destinations – Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat Springsand Breckenridge, Colo.  The company has 28 condominium and hotel resort properties and employs approximately 500 seasonal and full-time employees.  The Resort Company LLC is one of Tonka Bay Equity Partners portfolio companies.  For more information go to www.theresortcompany.com

For photographs of these distinctive properties, contact Jean Alexander at or (970)845-3194.

About Tonka Bay Equity Partners
Based in Minnetonka, MN, Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in lower middle market businesses in the highly-engineered manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2035 or visit tonkabayequity.com.


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