Margo Christiansen Named Senior Manager of Communications at Canyons Resort

14 May 2014

Park City, UT – May 8, 2014 – Canyons Resort has appointed Margo Christiansen to the position of Senior Manager of Communications. Christiansen, who began responsibilities on April 7, will focus on driving the Resort’s key messages for year-round activities and create new outreach initiatives to reflect the Canyons Resort brand while overseeing strategic communications and public relations.
 
“Margo brings a rich and diverse background of communications experience to Canyons,” explained Mike Goar, Vice President and General Manager of Canyons Resort. “Her passion for the snow sports industry and involvement in the Park City community provides a huge asset to Canyons and the Vail Resorts family.”
 
Christiansen joins the Canyons Resort senior leadership team with over nine years of public relations, communications and marketing experience within the ski and snowboard industry. Most recently, Christiansen was the Communications Director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, working around the world with Olympic athletes, managing public relations and communications for four distinct brands and over 200 elite-level athletes.
 
 “It’s an honor to join the team at Canyons and Vail Resorts,” said Christiansen. “My background in Olympic sports communications and long-time connection to the industry has prepared me for this role. I’m looking forward to building on Canyons Resort’s brand and legacy.”   
 
A native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Scranton, Christiansen has called Park City home since 2007.    


About Canyons Resort
With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort is Utah’s largest and most dynamic ski and snowboard resort. Located in stunning Park City, Canyons is ranked as a “Top 10 North American Resort” in SKI Magazine’s annual reader survey. Canyons’ lively resort village bustles with nine hotels including the Grand Summit Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, The Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s only enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of new terrain; Utah’s only lift-served gravity bike park and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort. With Salt Lake City International Airport just 35 minutes away, Canyons is conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.canyonsresort.com.


About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

Contact(s)

Margo Van Ness

Sr. Manager of Communications
Email: MKVanNess@vailresorts.com
Phone: 435.615.3308
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