Business briefs, June 6-9 |

Business briefs, June 6-9

Vail Resorts names executive vice president

David Shapiro has been named executive vice president and general counsel for Vail Resorts, the company recently announced. According to a press release, Shapiro will oversee Vail Resorts’ "legal, governance and compliance efforts," among other duties. He previously served as an executive for a Denver-based healthcare company. Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts, said in the release: "David brings a deep and sophisticated understanding of the complex legal, compliance and public affairs issues facing large corporations and will be outstanding at guiding our company as we continue to broaden our scope and engagement in the mountain resort industry."

Park City wins Sunset Travel Award

Park City has been named a recipient of a Sunset Travel Award from Sunset magazine for being the best ski destination in the West. According to a press release, Park City was among 30 winners of the inaugural awards, which honor the "top destinations in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship." According to the magazine’s website,, Park City beat out other finalists Jackson, Wyo.; Steamboat, Colo.; and Whistler, British Columbia. The magazine touted Park City’s "perfect snow," numerous dining options and its involvement in the Sundance Film Festival.

Chamber/Bureau to hold summer event

The Park City Chamber/Bureau is set to hold its Summer Kick-Off and Activities Expo June 11. According to the Chamber/Bureau website,, the event allows community members to meet Chamber/Bureau members and learn about the summer activities available in the area. There will be food, beverages and free prizes. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Park City Mountain Resort’s Legacy Lodge.