Mammoth Resorts has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. and KSL Capital Partners, LLC. A Starwood Capital Group controlled affiliate owns a majority interest in Mammoth Resorts.

Mammoth Resorts is a great operator with a large California footprint. They operate Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and several hospitality properties as well as two golf courses. Mammoth Lakes is a vibrant community on a year round basis, offering alpine and freestyle on-snow camps well into June. Their extensive mountain biking trail system attracts visitors all summer and their close proximity to Yosemite National Park is also a big draw. Just as importantly, these resorts have distinct personalities stemming from their early days as fledgling resorts, creating a strong sense of place that is alive and well.

Considering these attributes in the context of the Intrawest deal, the strength of this overall combination is clear. While the details of how Aspen Skiing Company will collaborate with this collection of amazing resorts will be worked out over the coming months, they share a common passion for the mountains and for our communities.