George Gillett Jr.

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When George bought Vail & Beaver Creek Resorts in 1985, a new era for the Colorado ski industry began. Through his management of Vail and focus on customer service, he introduced thousands of people to the freedom of skiing Colorado’s mountains. He launched a massive installation of high-speed detachable chairlifts at Vail, as well as more groomed slopes, starting the growth that would put Vail on the map as America’s number-one ski destination.