Vail Resorts' 10-Q Report – Lift Tickets Drive 62% of Mountain Segment Revenue

Vail Resorts, Inc. has recently released its 10-Q report, offering an in-depth look into its operations. The company operates 42 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, with the Mountain segment being the primary revenue driver. For the three months ended April 30, 2024, lift tickets (including pass products) accounted for approximately 62% of Mountain segment net revenue. The Lodging segment, which includes luxury hotels and condominiums, saw revenues closely aligned with the performance of the Mountain segment, representing approximately 96% of segment net revenue for the same period. The Real Estate segment involves the sale of land parcels to third-party developers and planning for future real estate development projects.

The report also highlights the impact of weather-related challenges on the 2023/2024 North American ski season, with total skier visits declining by 7.7% compared to the prior year period. Despite the decline in visitation, ancillary spending was strong across ski school, dining, and rental businesses at the resorts. Resort net revenue for the second and third quarter combined period increased by 1%, with Resort Reported EBITDA increasing by 6% over the prior year, supported by the company's advance commitment strategy, strong growth in ancillary spending per visit, and continued cost discipline.

The company's pass products, including the Epic Pass and Epic Day Pass, provide a compelling value proposition to guests and drive strong customer loyalty, mitigating exposure to weather-sensitive guests, generating additional ancillary spending, and providing cash flow in advance of the winter season operations. It's important to note that the company's segment Reported EBITDA, Total Reported EBITDA, and Net Debt are not measures of financial performance or liquidity defined under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). The market has reacted to these announcements by moving the company's shares 0.6% to a price of $193.95. For the full picture, make sure to review Vail Resorts's 10-Q report.

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