Intrawest announces appointment of Bill Jensen as Chief Executive Officer

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Intrawest ULC, a world leader in the
development and management of experiential destination resorts, today
announced the appointment of William (Bill) A. Jensen to the position of Chief
Executive Officer effective on June 1, 2008. Jensen will succeed Alex Wasilov,
a former director of the board, who has served as CEO over the last 15 months
and will return to serve as a member of the Intrawest Board of Directors to
focus on long term vision and strategy for the Company. Wasilov's transition
will be effective on June 30, 2008.
    Jensen brings more than 30 years of ski industry experience and a
demonstrated track record of successfully growing mountain resort operations
throughout North America. Jensen joins the Company from Vail Resorts, where he
held the position of President of Vail Resorts' Mountain Division. In 1997
Jensen joined Vail Resort's as the Chief Operating Officer at Breckenridge Ski
Resort and he was subsequently promoted to the position of Chief Operating
Officer of Vail Mountain in 1999.
    From 1991 to 1997, Jensen was President of Fibreboard Resort Group where
he oversaw the executive management of three ski resorts in California
(Northstar at Tahoe, Sierra at Tahoe, and Bear Mountain). He also served as
Vice President of Marketing for Sunday River Ski Resort in New England from
1989 to 1991. Jensen is an enthusiastic leader and accomplished community
representative. He currently serves as Chairman of the National Ski Areas
    "We have made tremendous progress over the last 15 months and we are
extremely grateful for the effort and leadership of Alex and his senior
management team and welcome Alex back to the board of directors," said Wes
Edens, chief executive officer at Fortress Investment Group LLC. "Now is the
time for our next phase of growth for Intrawest and we are delighted to have a
world-class executive like Bill Jensen to lead the Company into the future.
His wealth of industry experience and vision will be invaluable as we continue
to grow Intrawest's platform globally."
    "I have the unique opportunity to join a company with a dynamic culture,
leading market share and tremendous momentum," said Bill Jensen, chief
executive officer at Intrawest. "Throughout my career, I have participated in
building high growth, customer-focused organizations and I look forward to
working with the Intrawest team as we move into the next era of growth. My
goal is to embrace Intrawest's vision and to build upon the momentum Intrawest
has established to create a world-class organization to benefit our customers,
homeowners, employees and shareholders."

    About Intrawest ULC

    Intrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The
company has interests in eleven resorts at North America's most popular
mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the
2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Intrawest network also includes
Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world,
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest - a private
resort club with locations throughout North America. In addition, Intrawest
develops real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North
America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British
Columbia. For more information, visit

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