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Awards & Accolades

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2013
Breckenridge: The Village Hotel and Crystal Peak Lodge are awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Beaver Creek: Ranked #9 resort in the West by Ski Magazine.
Beaver Creek: St. James Place is awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Gold Crown Award by RCI and the Five Diamond award by Interval International.
Canyons: Farm at Canyons receives an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
Canyons: Ranked #10 resort in the West by Ski Magazine.
Canyons: Ranked #4 Resort in USA by Forbes.
Heavenly: Ranked #1 most scenic resort by Ski Magazine.
Keystone: Colorado Avid Golfer names the River Course at Keystone Best Mountain Course and Best On-Course Views.
Keystone: The Keystone Lodge and Spa, Mountain Thunder Lodge and the Inn at Keystone are awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
RockResorts: The Arrabelle at Vail Square, One Ski Hill Place, The Pines Lodge, and Half Moon, Jamaica are awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
RockResorts: The Osprey at Beaver Creek is awarded World's Best Service, #3 Top Hotels: Continental U.S. and Canada by Travel+Leisure.
RockResorts: The U.S. News & World Report names The Osprey at Beaver Creek #26 Best Colorado Hotel, Arrabelle at Vail Square the #10 Best Colorado Hotel, One Ski Hill Place #49 Best Colorado Hotel and Half Moon Jamaica #2 Best Jamaica Resort.
Vail: Ranked #3 resort in the West by Ski Magazine.
2012
Beaver Creek: Ranked #7 resort in the West by Ski Magazine
Breckenridge: Ranked #9 resort in the West by Ski Magazine
Canyons: Named #4 resort in North America by Outside Magazine; #10 resort in North America by Ski Magazine; #4 resort in the US by Forbes Magazine and #4 best resort in the West by Sunset Magazine.
Canyons: The Farm at Canyons named Best New Restaurant in Utah by Salt Lake Magazine.
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Conde Nast Traveler names Jenny Lake Lodge #16 Top Resort in the West
Heavenly: Ski Magazine ranks Heavenly #5 in best apres nightlife.
Heavenly: Sunset Magazine ranks Heavenly #12 in top 20 ski resorts.
Heavenly: Unbuckle apres ski party rated #1 in North America by Forbes.
Keystone: Colorado Avid Golfer names the River Course at Keystone Best Mountain Course, Best On-Course Views and Best Service.
Keystone: Keystone's terrain park is named #2 by Transworld SNOWboarding and #3 by Freeskier Magazine.
Keystone: The Inn at Keystone and Mountain Thunder Lodge are awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Northstar: Men's Journal names the ski school at Northstar to the Best Ski Schools in the US.
Northstar: The Travel Channel names Northstar one of the top 5 spots to Snowboard in the World.
Northstar: Transworld SNOWboarding names Northstar #8 Overall Resort; #6 Best Parks.
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler names the Arrabelle at Vail Square #9 Top Resort in the West, and also to the Best of Spas List and Gold List.
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler names The Pines Lodge #20 Top Resort in the West.
RockResorts: Half Moon, Jamaica ranked #23 Top Resort in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler
RockResorts: The Arrabelle at Vail Square is named to Travel+Leisures World's Best Hotels List and awarded with Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.
RockResorts: Travel+Leisure names The Pines Lodge # 3 Resort in the Continental U.S. and The Osprey at Beaver Creek #1 Resort in the Continental U.S.
Vail: Ranked #2 resort in the West by Ski Magazine.
2011
Beaver Creek: Ranked #4 resort by Ski Magazine
Breckenridge: Ranked #8 resort by Ski Magazine
Northstar: Ski Magazine names Northstar #15 Overall Ski Resort in North America; #3 Terrain Parks; #3 Grooming; #4 Family Programs; #8 Service; #10 Lifts
Northstar: Transworld SNOWboarding names Northstar #8 Overall Resort; #6 Best Parks; #9 Best Pipes
Vail: Ranked #2 resort by Ski Magazine
RockResorts: RockResorts welcomes Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica to the RockResorts family.
RockResorts: The readers of Conde Nast Traveler select The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Colorado, as one of the best places to stay in the world, naming the property to the Gold List.
2010
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Jenny Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, is named one of the best hotels in the US on the Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels list.
RockResorts: The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Colorado and The Lodge at Vail, Colorado, are named as three of the Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America by readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
Northstar: Transworld SNOWboarding awards Northstar with Best Park
2009
Corporate: Breckenridge #1 for Freeskier Magazine's park and pipe industry poll. Keystone #2 in Freeskier Magazine's industry poll and #1 in the readers' poll.
RockResorts: The readers of Conde Nast Traveler select The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado, as one of the best places to stay in the world naming the property to the Gold List.
RockResorts: The RockResorts Spa at The Arrabelle at Vail Square is named one of the 50 Hot Spas in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
2008
RockResorts: The Arrabelle at Vail Square is named as a Top 100 Luxury Resort by Robb Report Magazine.
RockResorts: The Arrabelle at Vail Square is named to the 2008 Hot List of best new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
Lake Tahoe: TripAdvisor named Lake Tahoe the #1 Travel Destination in the U.S. and #25 Destination Worldwide in its 2008 Travelers' Choice Destination Awards
Corporate: The National Forest Foundation honors Vail Resorts with a Special Recognition Award for Leadership in Conserving and Enhancing Our National Forests. Through an innovative program with its guests, Vail Resorts has generated $826,000 for on-the-ground conservation projects in the White River National Forest and National Forest of the Lake Tahoe Basin in the past two years.
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Jenny Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park named one of the Best Places to Stay in the World on Travel + Leisure's 2008 Gold List.
Corporate: Vail Resorts is awarded the Silver Eagle award by NSAA to recognize the leadership efforts for water conversation in the ski industry.
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company receives EPA Region VIII Environmental Achievement Award for work in reducing operational impacts through pollution prevention
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company becomes Wyoming�s first member of the Environmental Protection Agency�s Environmental Performance Track program which recognizes, rewards and encourages top environmental performers that consistently exceed regulatory requirements, work closely with their communities and excel in protecting the environment and public health
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company receives ISO 14001 certification from the International Organization for Standardization for its Environmental Management System, becoming one of the first ISO 14001 fully-certified tourism companies in Wyoming and one of the few national park concessionaires to achieve this distinction
2007
Lake Tahoe: Orbitz ranks Lake Tahoe region #1 Ski Destination in the U.S. for 2007
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company named Best Outfitter on Earth by National Geographic Magazine
Breckenridge: TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine awards Breckenridge Best Pipe award of 2007 for the third consecutive year
Grand Teton Lodge Company: U.S. Green Building Council awards the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club LEED-CI Silver designation for its 10,000 square-foot Clubhouse
Breckenridge: #3 TransWorld SNOWBoarding Magazine's Top Resorts of 2007
Breckenridge: #5 of TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Destination Hot Spots, 2007
Heavenly: #17 SKI Magazine's Top Resorts in North America, 2007
Heavenly: #10 TransWorld SNOWBoarding Magazine's Top Resorts of 2007
Keystone: #11 SKI Magazine's Top Resorts in North America, 2007
RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Award, Dining 2007: Alpenglow Stube at Keystone Lodge (14th consecutive year)
RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Award, Dining 2007: Grouse Mountain Grill at The Pines Lodge (10th consecutive year)
Keystone: AAA Four Diamond Award, Dining 2007: Keystone Ranch (14th consecutive year)
RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Award, Lodging 2007: The Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2007: The Pines Lodge
RockResorts: Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2007: Keystone Lodge (22nd consecutive year; longest honored resort member)
RockResorts: Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2007: The Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2007: The Pines Lodge
RockResorts: Virtuoso Travel Provider 2007: The Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Award, Lodging 2007: Keystone Lodge (18th consecutive year)
Vail: #2 SKI Magazine's Top Resorts in North America, 2007
Vail: #7 TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Destination Hot Spots, 2007
Vail: #7 TransWorld SNOWBoarding Magazine's Top Resorts of 2007
2006
Beaver Creek: National Ski Area Association's 2006 Best Overall Customer Service Program Award
Beaver Creek: National Ski Area Association's 2006 Best Freestyle Terrain Safety Program Award
Beaver Creek: National Ski Area Association's 2006 Best Overall Customer Service Program Award
Breckenridge: BBC's Top Five Ski Areas in the World, 2006
Corporate: Vail Resorts receives the 2006 Stay Cool, Take Action Award at the Aspen Climate Action Conference in recognition of our wind power purchase
Corporate: The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program recognizes Vail Resorts with the first-ever 24-Karat Challenge Award for above and beyond environmental achievement
Vail: Colorado's Environmental Leadership Program recognizes Vail Mountain as a Gold Leader, considered the most prestigious level of the program.
Corporate: Vail Resorts is awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2006 National Green Power Award for its commitment to wind energy
Corporate: U.S. Forest Service bestows the Regional Forester Honor Award, the agency�s highest honor, upon Vail Resorts for its leadership and commitment in furthering sustainable operations
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler Top 50 Ski Resort Hotels in North America, 2006: The Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2006: The Pines Lodge
RockResorts: Golf Digest Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America, 2006: Beaver Creek Resort
RockResorts: Golf Digest Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America, 2006: Keystone Resort
RockResorts: Golf Magazine Silver Medal Resorts, 2006: Keystone Lodge
RockResorts: Golfweek Magazine's America's Best Courses You Can Play 2006 #2 & #3 in Colorado: Red Sky Golf Club's Greg Norman and Tom Fazio courses
RockResorts: Golf For Women, Top 50 Courses 2006: The River Course at Keystone
RockResorts: Meetings & Conventions Magazine Gold Key Hall of Fame, 2006: Keystone Lodge
RockResorts: Meetings & Conventions Magazine Gold Key Award, 2006: Keystone Convention Center
RockResorts: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2006: Keystone Ranch at Keystone Lodge
RockResorts: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2006: Keystone Ranch at Keystone Lodge
Vail: Cadogan Guides (UK) Great Skiing & Snowboarding Awards 2006, Best Family Resort, North America
2005
Beaver Creek: Colorado Ski Country USA Slope Groomer of the Year, 2005: Britt Bishop
Beaver Creek: Colorado Ski Country USA Terrain Master of the Year, 2005: Dan Ramker
Beaver Creek: Wine Spectator Magazine Award of Excellence, 2005: Zach's Cabin at Beaver Creek
Breckenridge: 5280 Magazine's Top of the Mountains Award 2005, Best Mountain Shopping Town: Breckenridge
Breckenridge: Colorado Ski Country Ski Patroller of the Year, 2005: Susie Nothnagel
Breckenridge: Colorado Ski Country USA Snowmaker of the Year, 2005: Tony Wertin
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company becomes the first lodging company in the nation to receive ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality management systems
Keystone: AAA Four Diamond Award, Dining 2005: Alpenglow Stube (Keystone Mountain)
Keystone: Keystone receives the Caring for the Land Stewardship Award at the U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester�s Honor Awards, Rocky Mountain Region. The resort was honored for support of Forest Service Programs, leadership in environmental sensitivity, and willingness to try new approaches to resource stewardship
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America, 2005: The Pines Lodge
RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Award, Dining 2005: Grouse Mountain Grill (The Pines Lodge)
RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Award, Dining 2005: Keystone Ranch
RockResorts: Colorado Golf Magazine's Best Resort Courses of Colorado, 2005: Beaver Creek Golf Club
RockResorts: Colorado Golf Magazine's Best Resort Courses of Colorado, 2005: Keystone Ranch Golf Course
RockResorts: Colorado Golf Magazine's Best Resort Courses of Colorado, 2005: Red Sky Golf Club
RockResorts: Colorado Golf Magazine's Best Resort Courses of Colorado, 2005: The River Course at Keystone
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America, 2005: Keystone Lodge
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America, 2005: The Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Departures Magazine, Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America, 2005: The Lodge at Vail (rated #1)
RockResorts: Golf for Women Magazine's Top 50 Courses for Women: The River Course at Keystone
RockResorts: Successful Meetings Magazine Pinnacle Award, 2005: The Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Successful Meetings Magazine Platinum Choice Awards, 2005: The Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Travel + Leisure's 500 Greatest Hotels in the World, 2005: The Lodge at Vail
Vail: 5280 Magazine's Top of the Mountains Award 2005, Top Ski Instructors: Kalina Nicolova Simeonova
Vail: 5280 Magazine's Top of the Mountains Award 2005, Top Ski Instructors: L.J. Joseph
Vail: National Ski Area Association's Best in Class Skier Safety Program, 2005: Vail Mountain (sixth consecutive year)
2004
Vail: #1 Ski Resort in North America 2004, SKI Magazine
Beaver Creek: #6 Ski Resort in North America 2004, SKI Magazine
Breckenridge: #4 Ski Resort in North America 2004, SKI Magazine
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company receives a prestigious 2004 Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award
Heavenly: #16 Ski Resort in North America 2004, SKI Magazine
Keystone: Meetings & Conventions 2004 Gold Key Award: Keystone Conference Center
Keystone: Keystone receives the Mountain Sports Media Silver Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling from the National Ski Area Association and Mountain Sports Media
Keystone: #15 Ski Resort in North America 2004, SKI Magazine
RockResorts: Conde Nast Traveler's 10 Top Resorts in the U.S.: The Pines Lodge, Beaver Creek
RockResorts: Departure Magazine's Highest Rated Ski Resort Hotel in North America, 2004: Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Golf Magazine's Top 100 You Can Play 2004: Red Sky Golf Club
RockResorts: Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Highest Quality Scores, 2004: The Pines Lodge
RockResorts: Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Highest Quality Scores, 2004: Keystone Lodge
RockResorts: Travel + Leisure's 500 Greatest Hotels in the World, 2004: Lodge at Vail
RockResorts: Zagat's Highest Rated Restaurant in Colorado: Keystone Ranch
Vail: Leading Mountain Resorts of the World 2004
Vail: Mountain Sports Media's Silver Eagle Award for Energy Conservation, 2004
Vail: Vail Mountain receives Mountain Sports Media�s Silver Eagle Award for Energy Conservation 2004
Vail: Vail Mountain receives Colorado�s Pollution Prevention Champion award for providing ski industry leadership in pollution prevention and environmental programs.
2003
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company expands its membership in the Green Hotels Association to include all of its lodging operations including 385-room Jackson Lake Lodge, 37-cabin Jenny Lake Lodge and 166-cabin Colter Bay Village
2002
Keystone: Keystone receives the Mountain Sports Media Silver Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling from the National Ski Area Association and Mountain Sports Media
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