Douglas “Chip” Nelson Named General Manager of The Village at Breckenridge

01 December 2015
Breckenridge, Colo. – Dec. 1, 2015 – The Village at Breckenridge is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas “Chip” Nelson to the position of general manager. With nearly three decades of hospitality experience in destination resorts as well as suburban, airport and international development settings, Nelson will now oversee all facets of operations at The Village.

“We are thrilled to have Chip back with us at Vail Resorts and are confident that his vast operational knowledge will help take The Village at Breckenridge to the next level,” said Tim Estes, vice president of Keystone and Breckenridge hospitality for Vail Resorts. “Chip’s familiarity with Vail Resorts and with our destination clientele will be invaluable as he transitions into this important role.”
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. Most recently, Nelson was general manager of Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands; prior to that he was general manager of Christophe Harbour Management Company in St. Kitts, West Indies.
Previously 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.
Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in hospitality business from Michigan State University.
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. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two 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; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company 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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