NYSE Colorado-based Listed Companies to Celebrate “Birds of Prey” Men’s World Cup Ski Race

01 December 2008

NYSE Euronext Senior Vice President, Scott Cutler; Robert A. Katz, Chief Executive Officer, and Joe R. Micheletto, Chairman, Vail Resorts, Inc; joined by NYSE-Listed Company Chairmen & CEOs from Colorado will ring The Opening Bell® Remotely  

LIVE from Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado
** LIVE Satellite Video Footage Available **

* Media Opportunities*

On Friday, December 5, the New York Stock Exchange will celebrate the “Birds of Prey” International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup ski races with a live, remote bell-ringing from Beaver Creek Resort to open the Exchange market for trading.

NYSE Euronext SVP Scott Cutler; Robert Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Vail Resorts, Inc., and NYSE-listed Colorado Listed Company Chairmen, CEOs and Executives, will join the remote bell-ringing live from Beaver Creek Mountain Resort. The bell ringing will take place at 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time, 9:30 a.m. EST.

The “Birds of Prey” FIS Men’s World Cup Downhill Race will be held on Friday, December 5, 2008.

NYSE-listed companies from Colorado participating in this remote NYSE bell ringing:

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN )
CEO Robert A. Katz, Chairman Joseph R. Micheletto, Board Members

Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG)
Chairman & CEO Frederick J. Barrett

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG)
Chairman & CEO M. Steven Ells

Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE: FST )
President & CEO H. Craig Clark

Chairman & CEO Jerre L. Stead

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI)
CEO Robert Jornayvaz, III

Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP)
President and CEO Peter Swinburn

Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM )
President & CEO Richard O’Brien

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q)
Chairman & CEO Edward A. Mueller

UDR , Inc. (NYSE: UDR )
President & CEO Thomas A. Toomey

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL)
Chairman, President & CEO James J. Volker


NYSE Euronext SVP Scott Cutler, Colorado-based NYSE-Listed Company Chairmen, CEOs   and Executives, and government officials   will be available for media interviews from
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m (Mountain Time), 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST.


Friday, December 5, 2008 – Beaver Creek Mountain Resort, Colorado

8:30 – 9:25 a.m. (ET)    Media Interview opportunities (via satellite or on-site)
9:30 a.m. (ET)              The Opening Bell is rung
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (ET)  Media Interview opportunities (via satellite or on-site)

More information on archived and upcoming events at the NYSE can be found in the  NYSE Events Calendar.

** Media interested in setting upOn-Site or REMOTE interviews MUST contact Christiaan Brakman (NYSE Euronext Media Relations) at (212) 656-2094, or cbrakman@nyx.com.

* *For information about connections and feeds, please contact the NYSE Broadcast Center , 212-656-5483.

** LOCAL MEDIA interested in setting up CEO interviews must contact:

Vail Resorts, Inc. – Kelly Ladyga, (303) 404-1862
Bill Barrett Corporation – Jennifer Martin, (303) 312-8155
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. – Chris Arnold, (303) 222-5912
Forest Oil Corporation – Michael Kennedy, (303) 812-1739
IHS Inc. – David Pendery, (303) 397-2468
Intrepid Potash, Inc. – David Honeyfield, (303) 820-4466
Molson Coors Brewing Company – Kabira Hatland, (303) 277-3500
Newmont Mining Corporation – Omar Jabara, (303) 837-5114
Qwest Communications International Inc. – Diane Reberger, (303) 992-1662
UDR , Inc. – Larry Thede, (720) 283-2450
Whiting Petroleum Corporation – John Kelso, (303) 390-4961

Contact John Dakin, Vice President of Communications for Vail Valley Foundation, 970-748-5935.

Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Opening BellSM  (starting at 9:25 a.m.) and The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feeds are available via Ascent loop #4009. Those seeking footage via The Switch please contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

For the Opening Bell footage, broadcasters please use Ascent 4009

CEO interviews before and after the bell can be picked up on the following satellite coordinates:

Satellite : Horizons 2  ( 74 gradi)
Transponder: K15 slot E+F ( 18 Mhz)
Symbol rate 13.3331
FEC 7/8
uplink  14227.00 ( H)
downlink 11927.00 (V)

A live webcast of The Opening Bell (beginning at 9:25 a.m.) will be available on the homepage of nyse.com.

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. 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.

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