Exhibit 99.1
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Vail Resorts Reports Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results, Provides Fiscal 2022 Outlook, Announces Transformational Capital Plan and Declares Dividend
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. - September 23, 2021 - Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2021, which were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and related limitations and restrictions, and reported results of season-to-date season pass sales. Vail Resorts also provided its outlook for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2022, announced a one-time transformational capital plan for calendar year 2022, and declared a dividend payable in October 2021.
Highlights
Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. was $127.9 million for fiscal 2021, an increase of 29.4% compared to fiscal 2020. Fiscal 2021 was negatively impacted by COVID-19 and related limitations and restrictions, including the early closure of Whistler Blackcomb on March 30, 2021 and “stay at home” orders and periodic resort closures impacting our Australian ski areas. The prior year period was negatively impacted by the early closure of the Company’s North American destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas on March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19 (the “Resort Closures”).
Resort Reported EBITDA was $544.7 million for fiscal 2021, an increase of 8.2% compared to fiscal 2020. Fiscal 2021 was negatively impacted by COVID-19 and related limitations and restrictions. The prior year period was primarily impacted by the Resort Closures, which included the resulting deferral of approximately $120.9 million of pass product revenue and $2.9 million of related deferred costs from fiscal 2020 to fiscal 2021 as a result of pass holder credits offered to 2019/2020 North American pass product holders.



Pass product sales through September 17, 2021 for the upcoming 2021/2022 North American ski season increased approximately 42% in units and approximately 17% in sales dollars as compared to the period in the prior year through September 18, 2020, without deducting for the value of any redeemed credits provided to certain North American pass product holders in the prior period. To provide a comparison to the season pass results released on June 7, 2021, pass product sales through September 17, 2021 increased approximately 67% in units and approximately 45% in sales dollars as compared to the period through September 20, 2019, with pass product sales adjusted to include Peak Resorts pass sales in both periods. Pass product sales are adjusted to eliminate the impact of foreign currency by applying an exchange rate of $0.79 between the Canadian dollar and U.S. dollar in all periods for Whistler Blackcomb pass sales.
The Company issued its fiscal 2022 guidance range and expects Resort Reported EBITDA to be between $785 million and $835 million. The guidance includes an expectation that Resort Reported EBITDA for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 will be between negative $118 million and negative $106 million, which includes the negative impact from COVID-19 resort closures in Australia. Fiscal 2022 guidance assumes, among other assumptions described below, no material impacts associated with COVID-19 for the 2021/2022 North American ski season or the 2022 Australian ski season, other than an expected slower recovery for international visitation and group/conference business.
The Company continues to maintain significant liquidity with $1.2 billion of cash on hand as of July 31, 2021 and $613 million of availability under our U.S. and Whistler Blackcomb revolving credit facilities. The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.88 per share payable in October 2021 and plans to exit the temporary waiver period under the Vail Holdings, Inc. revolving credit facility (“VHI Credit Agreement”) effective October 31, 2021.
The Company announced a transformational $315 million to $325 million capital plan for calendar year 2022 focused on the addition and/or upgrade of 19 new chairlifts and other improvements to enhance the guest experience ahead of the 2022/2023 North American ski season.
Commenting on the Company’s fiscal 2021 results, Rob Katz, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Given the continued challenges associated with COVID-19, we are pleased with our operating results for the year. Our results highlighted our data-driven marketing capabilities, the value of our pass products, the resiliency of demand for the experiences we offer throughout our network of world-class resorts and our disciplined cost controls.
“Results continued to improve as the 2020/2021 North American ski season progressed, primarily as a result of stronger destination visitation at our Colorado and Utah resorts. Excluding Peak Resorts, total skier visitation at our U.S. destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas for fiscal 2021 was only down 6% compared to fiscal 2019. Whistler



Blackcomb’s performance was disproportionately negatively impacted due to the closure of the Canadian border to international guests, including guests from the U.S., and the resort closing earlier than expected on March 30, 2021 following a provincial health order issued by the government of British Columbia. Whistler Blackcomb’s total skier visitation for fiscal 2021 declined 51% compared to fiscal 2019. Our ancillary lines of business were more significantly and negatively impacted by COVID-19 related capacity constraints and limitations throughout the 2020/2021 North American ski season. We generated Resort Reported EBITDA margin of 28.5% driven by our disciplined cost controls as well as a higher proportion of lift revenue relative to ancillary lines of business compared to prior periods.”
Regarding the Company’s fiscal 2021 fourth quarter results, Katz said, “We are pleased with the strong demand across our North American summer operations during the fourth quarter, which exceeded our expectations and which we believe highlights our guests’ continued affinity for outdoor experiences. In Australia, we experienced strong demand trends at the beginning of the 2021 Australian ski season. However, subsequent COVID-19 related stay-at-home orders and temporary resort closures negatively impacted financial results for the fourth quarter by approximately $8 million relative to our guidance expectations issued on June 7, 2021. Fourth quarter results were also negatively impacted relative to our June 7, 2021 guidance by a one-time $13.2 million charge for a contingent obligation with respect to certain litigation matters.”
Katz continued, “We remain focused on our disciplined approach to capital allocation, prioritizing our investments in our people, as well as high-return capital projects, strategic acquisition opportunities, and returning capital to shareholders. Our liquidity position remains strong, and we are confident in the free cash flow generation and stability of our business model. Our total cash and revolver availability as of July 31, 2021 was approximately $1.9 billion, with $1.2 billion of cash on hand, $418 million of revolver availability under the VHI Credit Agreement, and $195 million of revolver availability under the Whistler Blackcomb Credit Agreement. As of July 31, 2021, our Net Debt was 3.0 times trailing twelve months Total Reported EBITDA. Given our strong balance sheet and outlook, we are pleased to announce that the Company plans to exit the temporary waiver period under the VHI Credit Agreement effective October 31, 2021, declared a cash dividend of $0.88 per share payable in October 2021, and announced a transformational $315 million to $325 million capital plan for calendar year 2022 to add or upgrade 19 new chairlifts and make other investments to enhance the guest experience and are expected to generate strong returns for our shareholders.”
Operating Results
    A more complete discussion of our operating results can be found within the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021, which was filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The discussion of operating results below compares the



results for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021 to the fiscal year ended July 31, 2020, unless otherwise noted. The following are segment highlights:
Mountain Segment
Total lift revenue increased $163.5 million, or 17.9%, to $1,076.6 million primarily due to strong North American pass sales growth for the 2020/2021 ski season, including the deferral impact of the pass holder credits offered to 2019/2020 North American pass product holders from fiscal 2020 to fiscal 2021 as a result of the Resort Closures, partially offset by a decrease in non-pass visitation due to limitations and restrictions on our North American operations due to the impacts of COVID-19, which disproportionately impacted Whistler Blackcomb.
Ski school revenue decreased $44.9 million, or 23.7%, dining revenue decreased $70.4 million, or 43.8%, and retail/rental revenue decreased $42.3 million, or 15.7%, each primarily as a result of by COVID-19 related capacity limitations and restrictions in the current year, partially offset by the Company operating for the full U.S. ski season in the current year as compared to the impact of the Resort Closures in the prior year.
Operating expense decreased $65.9 million, or 5.4%, which was primarily attributable to cost discipline efforts in the current year associated with lower levels of operations and limitations, restrictions and closures of resort operations resulting from COVID-19.
Mountain Reported EBITDA increased $50.3 million, or 10.1%, which includes $20.3 million of stock-based compensation for fiscal 2021 compared to $17.4 million in the prior year.
Lodging Segment
Lodging segment net revenue (excluding payroll cost reimbursements) decreased $26.4 million, or 11.1%, primarily due to operational restrictions and limitations of our North American lodging properties in the current year as a result of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, partially offset by stronger summer demand in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
Lodging Reported EBITDA decreased $9.0 million, which includes $3.8 million of stock-based compensation expense in fiscal 2021 compared to $3.4 million of stock-based compensation expense in fiscal 2020.
Resort - Combination of Mountain and Lodging Segments
Resort net revenue was $1,907.9 million for fiscal 2021, a decrease of $50.9 million, or 2.6%, compared to resort net revenue of $1,958.9 million for fiscal 2020. Fiscal 2021 revenue included approximately $12 million of favorability



from currency translation, which the Company calculated on a constant currency basis by applying current period foreign exchange rates to the prior period results.
Resort Reported EBITDA was $544.7 million for fiscal 2021, an increase of $41.3 million, or 8.2%, compared to fiscal 2020. Fiscal 2021 includes the impact from the deferral of $118 million of pass product revenue and related deferred costs from fiscal 2020 to fiscal 2021 as a result of credits offered to 2020/2021 North American pass product holders, a one-time $13.2 million charge for a contingent obligation with respect to certain litigation matters, and approximately $2 million of favorability from currency translation from Whistler Blackcomb, which the Company calculated on a constant currency basis by applying current period foreign exchange rates to prior period results.
Total Performance
Total net revenue decreased $54.0 million, or 2.7%, to $1,909.7 million.
Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. was $127.9 million, or $3.13 per diluted share, for fiscal 2021 compared to net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. of $98.8 million, or $2.42 per diluted share, in fiscal 2020. Net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. for fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2020 included tax benefits of approximately $17.9 million and $8.0 million, respectively, related to employee exercises of equity awards (primarily related to the CEO’s exercise of SARs). Additionally, fiscal 2021 net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. included approximately $3 million of unfavorability from currency translation, which the Company calculated by applying current period foreign exchange rates to the prior period results.
Season Pass Sales
Commenting on the Company’s season pass sales for the upcoming 2021/2022 North American ski season, Katz said, “We are very pleased with the results of our season pass sales to date, which continue to demonstrate the strength of our data-driven marketing initiatives and the compelling value proposition of our pass products, driven in part by the 20% reduction in all pass prices for the upcoming season. Pass product sales through September 17, 2021 for the upcoming 2021/2022 North American ski season increased approximately 42% in units and approximately 17% in sales dollars as compared to the period in the prior year through September 18, 2020, without deducting for the value of any redeemed credits provided to certain North American pass holders in the prior period. To provide a comparison to the season pass results released on June 7, 2021, pass product sales through September 17, 2021 for the upcoming 2021/2022 North American ski season increased approximately 67% in units and approximately 45% in sales dollars as compared to sales for the 2019/2020 North American ski season through September 20, 2019, with pass product sales adjusted to include Peak Resorts pass sales in both periods. Pass product



sales are adjusted to eliminate the impact of foreign currency by applying an exchange rate of $0.79 between the Canadian dollar and U.S. dollar in all periods for Whistler Blackcomb pass sales.”
Katz continued, “We saw strong unit growth from renewing pass holders and significantly stronger unit growth from new pass holders, which include guests in our database who previously purchased lift tickets or passes but did not buy a pass in the previous season and guests who are completely new to our database. Our strongest unit growth was from our destination markets, including the Northeast, and we also had very strong growth across our local markets. The majority of our absolute unit growth came from our core Epic and Epic Local pass products and we also saw even higher percentage growth from our Epic Day Pass products. Compared to the period ended September 18, 2020, effective pass price decreased 17%, despite the 20% price decrease we implemented this year and the significant growth of our lower priced Epic Day Pass products, which continue to represent an increasing portion of our total advance commitment product sales.
“We are very pleased with the performance of our pass product sales efforts to date, which exceeded our original expectations for the impact of the 20% price reduction, particularly in the growth of new pass holders and in the trade up we are seeing from pass holders into higher priced products. As we enter the final period for pass product sales, we feel good about the current trends we are seeing. However, it is important to point out that we know a portion of the growth we have seen to date represents certain pass product holders purchasing their pass earlier in the selling season than in the prior year period and we saw strong growth in the late fall in the prior year period due to concerns around COVID-19, including questions about resort access as a result of our mountain access reservation system. Given these factors and the other changing economic and COVID-related dynamics, it is difficult to provide specific guidance on our final growth rates, which may decline from the rates we reported today.”
Capital Investments
Commenting on the Company’s capital investments, Katz said, “As previously announced, we are on track to complete several signature investments in advance of the 2021/2022 North American ski season. In Colorado, we are completing a 250 acre lift-served terrain expansion in the signature McCoy Park area of Beaver Creek, further differentiating the resort’s high-end, family focused experience. We are also adding a new four-person high speed lift at Breckenridge to serve the popular Peak 7, replacing the Peru lift at Keystone with a six-person high speed chairlift, and replacing the Peachtree lift at Crested Butte with a new three-person fixed-grip lift. At Okemo, we are completing a transformational investment including upgrading the Quantum lift to replace the Green Ridge three-person fixed-grip chairlift. In addition to the transformational investments that



will greatly improve uplift capacity, we are continuing to invest in company-wide technology enhancements, including investing in a number of upgrades to bring a best-in-class approach to how we service our guests through these channels.
“We are encouraged by the outlook for our long-term growth and the financial stability we have created. The success of our advance commitment strategy, the expansion of our network and our focus on creating an outstanding guest experience remain at the forefront of our efforts. Toward that end, we are launching an ambitious capital investment plan for calendar year 2022 across our resorts to significantly increase lift capacity and enhance the guest experience as we drive increased loyalty from our guests and continuously improve the value proposition of our advance commitment products. These investments are also expected to drive strong financial returns for our shareholders. The plan includes the installation of 19 new or replacement lifts across 14 of our resorts that collectively will increase lift capacity in those lift locations by more than 60% and a transformational lift-served terrain expansion at Keystone, as well as additional projects that will be announced in December 2021 and March 2022. All of the projects in the plan are subject to regulatory approvals.
“We expect our capital plan for calendar year 2022 will be approximately $315 million to $325 million, excluding any real estate related capital or reimbursable investments. This is approximately $150 million above our typical annual capital plan, based on inflation and previous additions for acquisitions, and includes approximately $20 million of incremental spending to complete the one-time capital plans associated with the Peak Resorts and Triple Peaks acquisitions. Given our recent financings and strong liquidity, the outlook for our business driven by the growth of our advance commitment strategy, and the tax benefit in 2022 from additional accelerated depreciation on U.S. investments, we believe this is the right time for our Company to make a significant investment in the guest experience at our resorts and expect this one-time increase in discretionary investments will drive an attractive return for our shareholders. Additional details associated with our calendar year 2022 capital plan can be found in our capital press release issued on September 23, 2021. We also intend to return our capital spending to our typical long-term plan in our calendar year 2023 capital plan, with the potential for reduced spending given the number of projects we would complete in calendar year 2022. We will be providing further detail on our calendar year 2022 capital plan in December 2021.”
Return of Capital
Commenting on the Company’s return of capital, Katz said, “The Company plans to exit the waiver period under the VHI Credit Agreement effective October 31, 2021, reinstating the required quarterly compliance with our financial maintenance covenants beginning with the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. We are also pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has reinstated our quarterly dividend by declaring a cash dividend on Vail Resorts’ common stock of $0.88 per share, payable on October 22, 2021 to shareholders of record on October 5, 2021. This dividend payment equates to 50% of pre-pandemic levels and reflects our continued confidence in the strong free cash flow generation and stability of our business model despite the



ongoing risks associated with COVID-19. Our Board of Directors will continue to closely monitor the economic and public health outlook on a quarterly basis to assess the level of our quarterly dividend going forward.”
Guidance
Commenting on guidance for fiscal 2022, Katz said, “As we head into fiscal 2022, we are encouraged by the robust demand from our guests, the strength of our advance commitment product sales and our continued focus on enhancing the guest experience while maintaining our cost discipline. Our guidance for net income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. is estimated to be between $278 million and $349 million for fiscal 2022. We estimate Resort Reported EBITDA for fiscal 2022 will be between $785 million and $835 million. We estimate Resort EBITDA Margin for fiscal 2022 to be approximately 32.1%, using the midpoint of the guidance range, which is negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 impacts associated with Australia in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 and the anticipated slower recovery in international visitation and group/conference business. We estimate Real Estate Reported EBITDA for fiscal 2022 to be between negative $6 million and $0 million. The guidance assumes normal weather conditions, a continuation of the current economic environment and no material impacts associated with COVID-19 for the 2021/2022 North American ski season or the 2022 Australian ski season other than an expected slower recovery for international visitation, which is expected to have a disproportionate impact at Whistler Blackcomb, and group/conference business, which is expected to have a disproportionate impact in our Lodging segment. At Whistler Blackcomb, we estimate the upcoming winter season will generate approximately $27 million lower Resort Reported EBITDA relative to the comparable period in fiscal 2019, primarily driven by the anticipated reduction in international visitation.
“Fiscal 2022 guidance includes an expectation that the first quarter of fiscal 2022 will generate net loss attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. between $156 million and $136 million and Resort Reported EBITDA between negative $118 million and negative $106 million. We estimate the negative impacts of COVID-19 in Australia and the associated limitations and restrictions, including the current lockdowns, will have a negative Resort Reported EBITDA impact of approximately $41 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2020.
“There continues to be uncertainty regarding the ultimate impact of COVID-19 on our business results in fiscal year 2022, including any response to changing COVID-19 guidance and regulations by the various governmental bodies that regulate our operations and resort communities, as well as changes in consumer behavior resulting from COVID-19, which are not factored into the guidance and could negatively impact it. The guidance assumes an exchange rate of $0.80 between the Canadian Dollar and U.S. Dollar related to the operations of Whistler Blackcomb in Canada and an exchange rate of $0.74 between the Australian Dollar and U.S. Dollar related to the operations of Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia.”



The following table reflects the forecasted guidance range for the Company’s fiscal 2022 first quarter ending October 31, 2021 and full year ending July 31, 2022, for Reported EBITDA (after stock-based compensation expense) and reconciles net (loss) income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. guidance to such Reported EBITDA guidance.
Fiscal 2022 GuidanceFiscal 2022 Guidance
(In thousands)(In thousands)
For the Three Months EndingFor the Year Ending
October 31, 2021 (6)
July 31, 2022 (6)
Low EndHigh EndLow EndHigh End
RangeRangeRangeRange
Net (loss) income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.$(156,000)$(136,000)$278,000 $349,000 
Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests(3,000)(7,000)24,000 18,000 
Net (loss) income(159,000)(143,000)302,000 367,000 
(Benefit) provision for income taxes (1)
(60,000)(54,000)82,000 100,000 
(Loss) income before income taxes(219,000)(197,000)384,000 467,000 
Depreciation and amortization63,000 61,000 250,000 238,000 
Interest expense, net41,000 38,000 150,000 142,000 
Other (2)
(5,000)(8,000)(5,000)(12,000)
Total Reported EBITDA$(120,000)$(106,000)$779,000 $835,000 
Mountain Reported EBITDA (3)
$(122,000)$(110,000)$766,000 $814,000 
Lodging Reported EBITDA (4)
3,000 5,000 16,000 24,000 
Resort Reported EBITDA (5)
(118,000)(106,000)785,000 835,000 
Real Estate Reported EBITDA(2,000)— (6,000)— 
Total Reported EBITDA$(120,000)$(106,000)$779,000 $835,000 
(1) The (benefit) provision for income taxes may be impacted by excess tax benefits primarily resulting from vesting and exercises of equity awards. Our estimated (benefit) provision for income taxes does not include the impact, if any, of unknown future exercises of employee equity awards, which could have a material impact given that a significant portion of our awards are in-the-money.
(2) Our guidance includes certain known changes in the fair value of the contingent consideration based solely on the passage of time and resulting impact on present value. Guidance excludes any change based upon, among other things, financial projections including long-term growth rates for Park City, which such change may be material. Separately, the intercompany loan associated with the Whistler Blackcomb transaction requires foreign currency remeasurement to Canadian dollars, the functional currency of Whistler Blackcomb. Our guidance excludes any forward looking change related to foreign currency gains or losses on the intercompany loans, which such change may be material.
(3) Mountain Reported EBITDA also includes approximately $5 million and $21 million of stock-based compensation for the three months ending October 31, 2021 and the year ending July 31, 2022, respectively.
(4) Lodging Reported EBITDA also includes approximately $1 million and $4 million of stock-based compensation for the three months ending October 31, 2021 and the year ending July 31, 2022, respectively.
(5) The Company provides Reported EBITDA ranges for the Mountain and Lodging segments, as well as for the two combined. The low and high of the expected ranges provided for the Mountain and Lodging segments, while possible, do not sum to the high or low end of the Resort Reported EBITDA range provided because we do not expect or assume that we will hit the low or high end of both ranges.
(6) Guidance estimates are predicated on an exchange rate of $0.80 between the Canadian Dollar and U.S. Dollar, related to the operations of Whistler Blackcomb in Canada and an exchange rate of $0.74 between the Australian Dollar and U.S. Dollar, related to the operations of our Australian ski areas.



Earnings Conference Call
    The Company will conduct a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. eastern time to discuss the financial results. The call will be webcast and can be accessed at www.vailresorts.com in the Investor Relations section, or dial (888) 204-4368 (U.S. and Canada) or (323) 994-2093 (international). A replay of the conference call will be available two hours following the conclusion of the conference call through October 7, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. To access the replay, dial (888) 203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820 (international), pass code 8866986. The conference call will also be archived at www.vailresorts.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
    Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, and Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements discussed in this press release and on the conference call, other than statements of historical information, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the statements regarding fiscal 2022 and the first quarter of fiscal 2022 performance (including the assumptions related thereto), including our expected net income and Resort Reported EBITDA; our expectations regarding our liquidity; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on, among other things, our operations; expectations related to our season pass products; our expectations regarding our ancillary lines of business; the payment of dividends and our expectations regarding electing out of the temporary waiver period under the VHI Credit Agreement; and our calendar year 2022 and calendar year 2023 capital plan and expectations related thereto. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of



the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the ultimate duration of COVID-19 and its short-term and long-term impacts on consumer behaviors, the economy generally and our business and results of operations, including the ultimate amount of refunds that we would be required to refund to our pass product holders for qualifying circumstances under our Epic Coverage program; prolonged weakness in general economic conditions, including adverse effects on the overall travel and leisure related industries; willingness or ability of our guests to travel due to terrorism, the uncertainty of military conflicts or outbreaks of contagious diseases (such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic), and the cost and availability of travel options and changing consumer preferences; unfavorable weather conditions or the impact of natural disasters; risks related to interruptions or disruptions of our information technology systems, data security or cyberattacks; risks related to our reliance on information technology, including our failure to maintain the integrity of our customer or employee data and our ability to adapt to technological developments or industry trends; the seasonality of our business combined with adverse events that occur during our peak operating periods; competition in our mountain and lodging businesses or with other recreational and leisure activities; high fixed cost structure of our business; our ability to fund resort capital expenditures; risks related to a disruption in our water supply that would impact our snowmaking capabilities and operations; our reliance on government permits or approvals for our use of public land or to make operational and capital improvements; risks associated with obtaining governmental or third party approvals; risks related to federal, state, local and foreign government laws, rules and regulations; risks related to changes in security and privacy laws and regulations which could increase our operating costs and adversely affect our ability to market our products and services effectively; risks related to our workforce, including increased labor costs; loss of key personnel and our ability to hire and retain a sufficient seasonal workforce; a deterioration in the quality or reputation of our brands, including our ability to protect our intellectual property and the risk of accidents at our mountain resorts; our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, or that acquired businesses may fail to perform in accordance with expectations; risks associated with international operations; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates where the Company has foreign currency exposure, primarily the Canadian and Australian dollars; changes in tax laws, regulations, interpretations, or adverse determinations by taxing authorities; risks related to our indebtedness and our ability to satisfy our debt service requirements under our outstanding debt including our unsecured senior notes, which could reduce our ability to use our cash flow to fund our operations, capital expenditures, future business opportunities and other purposes; a materially adverse change in our financial condition; adverse consequences of current or future legal claims; changes in accounting judgments and estimates, accounting principles, policies or guidelines; and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021, which was filed on September 23, 2021.



All forward-looking statements attributable to us or any persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. All guidance and forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forecast or forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
Statement Concerning Non-GAAP Financial Measures
When reporting financial results, we use the terms Resort Reported EBITDA, Total Reported EBITDA, Resort EBITDA Margin, Net Debt and Net Real Estate Cash Flow, which are not financial measures under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Resort Reported EBITDA, Total Reported EBITDA, Resort EBITDA Margin, Net Debt and Net Real Estate Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to, or substitute for, measures of financial performance or liquidity prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, we report segment Reported EBITDA (i.e. Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate), the measure of segment profit or loss required to be disclosed in accordance with GAAP. Accordingly, these measures may not be comparable to similarly-titled measures of other companies. Additionally, with respect to discussion of impacts from currency, the Company calculates the impact by applying current period foreign exchange rates to the prior period results, as the Company believes that comparing financial information using comparable foreign exchange rates is a more objective and useful measure of changes in operating performance.
Reported EBITDA (and its counterpart for each of our segments) has been presented herein as a measure of the Company’s performance. The Company believes that Reported EBITDA is an indicative measurement of the Company’s operating performance, and is similar to performance metrics generally used by investors to evaluate other companies in the resort and lodging industries. The Company defines Resort EBITDA Margin as Resort Reported EBITDA divided by Resort net revenue. The Company believes Resort EBITDA Margin is an important measurement of operating performance. The Company believes that Net Debt is an important measurement of liquidity as it is an indicator of the Company’s ability to obtain additional capital resources for its future cash needs. Additionally, the Company believes Net Real Estate Cash Flow is important as a cash flow indicator for its Real Estate segment. See the tables provided in this release for reconciliations of our measures of segment profitability and non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.




Vail Resorts, Inc.
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
July 31,
Twelve Months Ended
July 31,
 2021202020212020
Net revenue:
Mountain and Lodging services and other$154,278 $61,784 $1,650,055 $1,578,463 
Mountain and Lodging retail and dining49,523 15,362 257,885 380,394 
Resort net revenue203,801 77,146 1,907,940 1,958,857 
Real Estate401 63 1,770 4,847 
Total net revenue204,202 77,209 1,909,710 1,963,704 
Segment operating expense:
Mountain and Lodging operating expense194,509 117,121 960,453 1,019,437 
Mountain and Lodging retail and dining cost of products sold22,101 11,533 112,536 159,066 
General and administrative86,549 51,520 296,993 278,695 
Resort operating expense303,159 180,174 1,369,982 1,457,198 
Real Estate operating expense1,588 1,256 6,676 9,182 
Total segment operating expense304,747 181,430 1,376,658 1,466,380 
Other operating (expense) income:
Depreciation and amortization(63,223)(63,185)(252,585)(249,572)
Gain on sale of real property135 — 324 207 
Asset impairments— — — (28,372)
Change in fair value of contingent consideration(2,200)(2,300)(14,402)2,964 
(Loss) gain on disposal of fixed assets and other, net(4,611)(340)(5,373)838 
(Loss) income from operations(170,444)(170,046)261,016 223,389 
Mountain equity investment income, net521 420 6,698 1,690 
Investment (expense) income and other, net(271)306 586 1,305 
Foreign currency (loss) gain on intercompany loans (1,550)4,961 8,282 (3,230)
Interest expense, net(39,112)(33,418)(151,399)(106,721)
(Loss) income before benefit (provision) for income taxes(210,856)(197,777)125,183 116,433 
Benefit (provision) for income taxes65,914 39,812 (726)(7,378)
Net (loss) income(144,942)(157,965)124,457 109,055 
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests4,131 4,357 3,393 (10,222)
Net (loss) income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.$(140,811)$(153,608)$127,850 $98,833 
Per share amounts:
Basic net (loss) income per share attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.$(3.49)$(3.82)$3.17 $2.45 
Diluted net (loss) income per share attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.$(3.49)$(3.82)$3.13 $2.42 
Cash dividends declared per share$— $— $— $5.28 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic40,372 40,198 40,301 40,273 
Diluted40,372 40,198 40,828 40,838 



Vail Resorts, Inc.
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations - Other Data
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
July 31,
Twelve Months Ended
July 31,
2021202020212020
Other Data:
Mountain Reported EBITDA$(103,785)$(94,392)$550,389 $500,080 
Lodging Reported EBITDA4,948 (8,216)(5,733)3,269 
Resort Reported EBITDA(98,837)(102,608)544,656 503,349 
Real Estate Reported EBITDA(1,052)(1,193)(4,582)(4,128)
Total Reported EBITDA$(99,889)$(103,801)$540,074 $499,221 
Mountain stock-based compensation$4,908 $3,992 $20,311 $17,410 
Lodging stock-based compensation889 848 3,783 3,399 
Resort stock-based compensation5,797 4,840 24,094 20,809 
Real Estate stock-based compensation81 54 301 212 
Total stock-based compensation$5,878 $4,894 $24,395 $21,021 


Vail Resorts, Inc.
Mountain Segment Operating Results
(In thousands, except Effective Ticket Price (“ETP”))
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended
July 31,
Percentage
Increase
Twelve Months Ended
July 31,
Percentage
Increase
 20212020(Decrease)20212020(Decrease)
Net Mountain revenue:
Lift$35,032 $12,096 189.6 %$1,076,578 $913,091 17.9 %
Ski school5,403 1,291 318.5 %144,227 189,131 (23.7)%
Dining10,157 1,783 469.7 %90,329 160,763 (43.8)%
Retail/rental24,275 10,538 130.4 %227,993 270,299 (15.7)%
Other49,659 23,054 115.4 %150,751 177,159 (14.9)%
Total Mountain net revenue124,526 48,762 155.4 %1,689,878 1,710,443 (1.2)%
Mountain operating expense:
Labor and labor-related benefits80,980 45,827 76.7 %452,352 473,365 (4.4)%
Retail cost of sales10,558 7,757 36.1 %76,565 96,497 (20.7)%
Resort related fees2,754 869 216.9 %69,768 75,044 (7.0)%
General and administrative75,642 44,516 69.9 %253,279 239,412 5.8 %
Other58,898 44,605 32.0 %294,223 327,735 (10.2)%
Total Mountain operating expense228,832 143,574 59.4 %1,146,187 1,212,053 (5.4)%
Mountain equity investment income, net521 420 24.0 %6,698 1,690 296.3 %
Mountain Reported EBITDA$(103,785)$(94,392)(10.0)%$550,389 $500,080 10.1 %
Total skier visits661 150 340.7 %14,852 13,483 10.2 %
ETP$53.00 $80.64 (34.3)%$72.49 $67.72 7.0 %



Vail Resorts, Inc.
Lodging Operating Results
(In thousands, except Average Daily Rate (“ADR”) and Revenue per Available Room (“RevPAR”))
(Unaudited)
 
 Three Months Ended
July 31,
Percentage
Increase
Twelve Months Ended
July 31,
Percentage
Increase
 20212020(Decrease)20212020(Decrease)
Lodging net revenue:
Owned hotel rooms$23,184 $5,669 309.0 %$47,509 $44,992 5.6 %
Managed condominium rooms13,826 6,496 112.8 %72,217 76,480 (5.6)%
Dining10,261 899 1,041.4 %19,068 38,252 (50.2)%
Transportation1,661 48 3,360.4 %9,271 15,796 (41.3)%
Golf11,791 6,806 73.2 %20,437 17,412 17.4 %
Other17,173 7,522 128.3 %43,007 44,933 (4.3)%
77,896 27,440 183.9 %211,509 237,865 (11.1)%
Payroll cost reimbursements1,379 944 46.1 %6,553 10,549 (37.9)%
Total Lodging net revenue79,275 28,384 179.3 %218,062 248,414 (12.2)%
Lodging operating expense:
Labor and labor-related benefits31,629 16,287 94.2 %101,582 114,279 (11.1)%
General and administrative10,907 7,004 55.7 %43,714 39,283 11.3 %
Other30,412 12,365 146.0 %71,946 81,034 (11.2)%
72,948 35,656 104.6 %217,242 234,596 (7.4)%
Reimbursed payroll costs1,379 944 46.1 %6,553 10,549 (37.9)%
Total Lodging operating expense74,327 36,600 103.1 %223,795 245,145 (8.7)%
Lodging Reported EBITDA$4,948 $(8,216)160.2 %$(5,733)$3,269 (275.4)%
Owned hotel statistics:
ADR$276.28 $232.81 18.7 %$264.83 $266.43 (0.6)%
RevPAR$171.51 $46.48 269.0 %$122.45 $122.34 0.1 %
Managed condominium statistics:
ADR$267.50 $264.64 1.1 %$349.08 $328.98 6.1 %
RevPAR$57.25 $21.75 163.2 %$77.74 $83.10 (6.5)%
Owned hotel and managed condominium statistics (combined):
ADR$271.64 $254.55 6.7 %$322.15 $310.76 3.7 %
RevPAR$84.18 $25.73 227.2 %$85.99 $90.37 (4.8)%




Key Balance Sheet Data
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
 As of July 31,
 20212020
Real estate held for sale and investment$95,615 $96,844 
Total Vail Resorts, Inc. stockholders’ equity$1,594,599 $1,316,742 
Long-term debt, net$2,736,175 $2,387,122 
Long-term debt due within one year114,117 63,677 
Total debt2,850,292 2,450,799 
Less: cash and cash equivalents1,243,962 390,980 
Net debt$1,606,330 $2,059,819 

Reconciliation of Measures of Segment Profitability and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Presented below is a reconciliation of net (loss) income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc. to Total Reported EBITDA for the three and twelve months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020.
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended July 31,Twelve Months Ended July 31,
 2021202020212020
Net (loss) income attributable to Vail Resorts, Inc.$(140,811)$(153,608)$127,850 $98,833 
Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interests(4,131)(4,357)(3,393)10,222 
Net (loss) income(144,942)(157,965)124,457 109,055 
(Benefit) provision for income taxes(65,914)(39,812)726 7,378 
(Loss) income before (benefit) provision for income taxes(210,856)(197,777)125,183 116,433 
Depreciation and amortization63,223 63,185 252,585 249,572 
Asset impairments— — — 28,372 
Loss (gain) on disposal of fixed assets and other, net4,611 340 5,373 (838)
Change in fair value of contingent consideration2,200 2,300 14,402 (2,964)
Investment expense (income) and other, net271 (306)(586)(1,305)
Foreign currency loss (gain) on intercompany loans1,550 (4,961)(8,282)3,230 
Interest expense, net39,112 33,418 151,399 106,721 
Total Reported EBITDA$(99,889)$(103,801)$540,074 $499,221 
Mountain Reported EBITDA$(103,785)$(94,392)$550,389 $500,080 
Lodging Reported EBITDA4,948 (8,216)(5,733)3,269 
Resort Reported EBITDA*(98,837)(102,608)$544,656 $503,349 
Real Estate Reported EBITDA(1,052)(1,193)(4,582)(4,128)
Total Reported EBITDA$(99,889)$(103,801)$540,074 $499,221 
* Resort represents the sum of Mountain and Lodging



The following table reconciles long-term debt, net to Net Debt and the calculation of Net Debt to Total Reported EBITDA for the twelve months ended July 31, 2021.
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
(As of July 31, 2021)
Long-term debt, net$2,736,175 
Long-term debt due within one year114,117 
Total debt2,850,292 
Less: cash and cash equivalents1,243,962 
Net debt$1,606,330 
Net debt to Total Reported EBITDA3.0 x
The following table reconciles Real Estate Reported EBITDA to Net Real Estate Cash Flow for the three and twelve months ended July 31, 2021 and 2020.
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
July 31,
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
July 31,
2021202020212020
Real Estate Reported EBITDA$(1,052)$(1,193)$(4,582)$(4,128)
Non-cash Real Estate cost of sales309 — 1,201 3,684 
Non-cash Real Estate stock-based compensation81 54 301 212 
Change in real estate deposits and recovery of previously incurred project costs/land basis less investments in real estate681 (12)1,116 99 
Net Real Estate Cash Flow$19 $(1,151)$(1,964)$(133)

The following table reconciles Resort net revenue to Resort EBITDA Margin for the year ended July 31, 2021.
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Twelve Months Ended
July 31, 2021
Resort net revenue (1)
$1,907,940 
Resort Reported EBITDA (1)
$544,656 
Resort EBITDA margin28.5 %

(1) Resort represents the sum of Mountain and Lodging

The following table reconciles Resort net revenue to Resort EBITDA Margin for fiscal 2022 guidance.
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
Fiscal 2022 Guidance (2)
Resort net revenue (1)
$2,524,000 
Resort Reported EBITDA (1)
$810,000 
Resort EBITDA margin32.1 %

(1) Resort represents the sum of Mountain and Lodging
(2) Represents the mid-point of Guidance

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