Intrawest names Paul Jorgensen as President and Chief Operating Officer at Mountain Creek

    New Resort Chief will oversee all Resort Operations including Real Estate
    Development and Sales

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Intrawest ULC ("Intrawest"), a world leader in
the development and management of experiential destination resorts, today
announced the appointment of Paul Jorgensen to the position of President and
Chief Operating Officer at Mountain Creek in New Jersey. In this role,
Jorgensen will be responsible for all aspects of Mountain Creek's resort
operations, including real estate development and sales and he will report
directly to Alex Wasilov, Chief Executive Officer at Intrawest.
    Jorgensen began his career with Intrawest in 2005 as Director of Mergers
and Acquisitions and was promoted in 2007 to his most recent position as Vice
President of Mountain Operations. In that role, he was responsible for leading
the drive to optimize the winter operating models of Intrawest's destination
resorts by identifying and implementing best in class operating strategies
within the mountain operations, maintenance and ski and ride schools.
Effective March 1, 2008, Jorgensen will leave his current position at the
Intrawest corporate head office in Vancouver and transition to his new
responsibilities at Mountain Creek.
    "Paul brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to this
position and he will be a tremendous addition to the leadership team at
Mountain Creek," said Alex Wasilov, chief executive officer at Intrawest.
"These strong leadership qualities will ensure that we continue to deliver
world-class experiences for our resort guests, homeowners and employees at
Mountain Creek."
    Prior to joining Intrawest, Jorgensen served as Chief Financial Officer
at Boyne Resorts whose resort operations include Big Sky, Crystal Mountain and
Brighton Resort. Early in his career he was also an investment banker with
Capital West Partners. Jorgensen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from
the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Accountant.
    With a strong management team, dedicated employee group, and extensive
community partnerships, Mountain Creek is one of the premiere mountain resorts
in the Eastern United States. In his new position, Jorgensen will play a
critical role in the future growth of Mountain Creek as a valuable part of
Intrawest's network of experiential destinations resorts.
    "Intrawest is the leader in the destination resort industry and I am
thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the highly talented team at
Mountain Creek," said Jorgensen. "With the opening of the new South terrain
park, Mountain Creek has carved a favorable niche with the core snowboarding
market in addition to the wide variety of terrain currently available for
skiers and riders on Vernon and Granite Peaks. My goal is to continue the
resort's winning tradition by partnering with the local community as we
continue to deliver world-class experiences for our resort guests, homeowners
and employees."

    About Mountain Creek

    Located less than 50 miles from New York City, Mountain Creek offers
skiing and snowboarding on 45 trails across four mountain peaks with a
1040' vertical, serviced by 11 lifts, state of the art snowmaking and
100% night lighting. Both home to the East's Largest Terrain Park and a true
family resort, Mountain Creek is dedicated to progression, education and
safety, boasting a wide variety of terrain, lesson programs and rental
equipment. The resort also offers summer fun at Mountain Creek Waterpark and
Diablo Freeride Park, as well as luxurious accommodations at Black Creek
Sanctuary and the slopeside Appalachian hotel, which also caters to boutique
meetings and conferences.

    About Intrawest ULC

    Intrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The
company has interests in ten resorts at North America's most popular mountain
destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter 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

For further information:

For further information: Shannon McSweeney, PR Manager at Mountain Creek
at (973) 864-8088 or at; Or, Bill Benneyan,
Marketing Director at Mountain Creek at (973) 864-8086 or at; Or, Ian Galbraith, Director, Corporate
Communications at (604) 643-1586 or at

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