New General Managers Take the Helm at One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort, and the Village at Breckenridge

06 February 2017
Breckenridge, Colo. – Feb. 6, 2017 – Douglas “Chip” Nelson and Shannon Best have taken the helm as general managers of One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort, and the Village at Breckenridge respectively. In their new roles, they will oversee all facets of operations and management of the two lodging properties, helping to deliver an experience of a lifetime for guests and owners.
Including general manager positions, Nelson brings a skillset that spans a variety of operations from rooms and property management to spa, food and beverage, events, and conference services. Nelson has served as general manager of the Village at Breckenridge since December 2015 and prior to that he served as general manager of Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands. He also held the general manager position at Christophe Harbour Management Company in St. Kitts, West Indies. Earlier in his career, Nelson spent 12 years with Vail Resorts in a variety of positions including director of food and beverage at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa; director of operations at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort; director of food and beverage for Keystone Resort Hospitality; and director of operations for RockResorts’ former regional office in Miami, Fla. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in hospitality business from Michigan State University.
“We’ve been pleased to have Chip back with Vail Resorts this past year and are delighted to have him now leading One Ski Hill Place, Breckenridge’s premier lodging property,” said Tim Estes, vice president of Keystone and Breckenridge hospitality for Vail Resorts. “Chip’s breadth and depth of experience will undoubtedly benefit guests and owners alike.”
Filling Nelson’s role at the Village at Breckenridge is Shannon Best, who most recently held the position of director of operations at The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, and Austria Haus in Vail, Colo. since June 2013 where she managed guest service, food and beverage, front office, loss prevention and housekeeping operations for the two properties. Prior to that she held front office management positions with the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa in Vail, Colo., overseeing front office operations, guest satisfaction, hiring, training and development.
“Shannon has been a star team member for our lodging operations in Eagle County and I’m looking forward to the fresh perspective she’ll bring to the Village at Breckenridge,” added Estes. “I have complete confidence that Shannon will continue to build on the terrific successes Chip and his team have accomplished over the last couple years at the property.”
Media Note
Headshot of Chip Nelson available here.
Headshot of Shannon Best available here

About One Ski Hill Place
One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort sets the standard for premier service and accommodations in Breckenridge, Colo. Situated at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 8, the ski-in/ski-out property offers access to four lifts taking guests to Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the winter and to trails and activities in the summer, plus the soon-to-debut Epic Discovery summer mountain experience. In addition, the resort is conveniently located just steps away from the BreckConnect Gondola that connects One Ski Hill Place with the historic mountain Town of Breckenridge. Residences at One Ski Hill Place range from studios to four-bedroom condominiums and feature the highest quality finishes and décor. Resort amenities will include an aquatics center with two indoor pools, an outdoor hot tub and outdoor fire pit, as well as two family-friendly movie lounges, a game room, a two-lane bowling alley, state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Rejuvenation Mini-Spa, The Living Room restaurant, the lively T-Bar for après-ski, meeting space and much more.
About The Village at Breckenridge
The Village at Breckenridge has long been a favorite year-round Colorado vacation destination with ski-in/ski-out access at the base of Peak 9 in Breckenridge, Colo. The Village at Breckenridge is situated just half a block from Main Street Breckenridge and bordered by National Forest and Maggie Pond. Breck Sports is also conveniently located on property for equipment rentals and the Breckenridge Ski & Snowboard School is just steps from the property. From skiing to hiking to town events to exploring Main Street, The Village is at the heart of the action. Accommodations range from studio to four-bedroom condominiums with full kitchens. One-bedroom to four-bedroom units include wood burning fireplaces and balconies for warming up after a long day outdoors. The Village is also home to Park Avenue Pub, a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, après and dinner. A perfect combination of location, convenience, selection and value brings guests back to The Village at Breckenridge year after year.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone 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 in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. 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, Wyo. 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 and consumer website is



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