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TRAPP FAMILY LODGE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENTS



Trapp Family Lodge

Stowe, Vermont - Johannes von Trapp President of Trapp Family Lodge is proud to announce the following appointments to Resort Executive Team:

Walter Frame joined the Trapp Family Lodge management team in late August 2011, following eight years shepherding a $400 million expansion as VP/ Director of Real Estate Development at Stowe Mountain Resort. In his new position Walter will assist Sam and Johannes von Trapp in directing all TFL, Inc. business activities - hotel, brewery, cross country skiing, mountain biking, recreation, homeowner association management, and real estate sales & development. Walter is also Director and President of the Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, the non-profit foundation established to develop and operate the new 420-seat theater in Stowe. Walter holds a bachelor’s degree from Babson College and an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Matthew Wheeler, part of the management team since 2008, assumes new duties as Director of Lodging and Guest Services, which encompasses reception, housekeeping, night audit, and laundry. Matthew’s resume includes extensive experience in food & beverage, sales & marketing, and rooms’ management with such industry leaders as Relais and Chateaux and Four Seasons Resorts.

Don Hebert has joined TFL, Inc. as Director of Finance, overseeing all accounting, information technology, purchasing, and human resource functions. Don brings more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, management, planning and information systems. Most recently he was a partner and Corporate Finance Director for a multi-property hospitality management company.

Kim Lambrecht, the new Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director, was born in Korea, and raised in Belgium, where he began his career at the Manoir de St. Aubert and the Michelin-starred Les Quatre Saisons. He received the prestigious ‘Master Cooks of Belgium’ award before embarking on an international journey that included stints at world class restaurants in Boston, Mauritius, the Maldives and Abu Dhabi. Most recently Kim served as Food & Beverage Director at Stowe Mountain Lodge and as Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director at Forty 1° North in Newport R.I.

Paul Richey has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing, overseeing all resort sales, marketing, public relations, and reservations departments. From 2005 until joining Trapp Family Lodge, Paul was Director of Sales and Marketing at Basin Harbor Club. His background includes Killington Resort and Interstate Hotels and Resorts where he worked in Southwest Florida at South Seas Resort and Sundial Beach Resort as Director of Sales and Marketing. Paul and his wife Angela have two children; Carl (12) and Edward (10). He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.

Sam von Trapp continues in his role as Vice President of Public Relations and Special Projects. Since returning to the family business from a decade as an international ski professional Sam has expanded the cross country skiing facilities, introduced mountain biking with a network of custom-built trails, and developed a disk golf course, in addition to putting Trapp Family Lodge’s 2,500 acres on the map as sought after backcountry ski terrain.

The Trapp Family Lodge is a mountain resort in the European tradition located on 2,500 stunning acres in the heart of the Green Mountains.

For additional information please call contact Jennifer Vincent, Marketing Manager at 802 253 5713 or visit www.trappfamily.com.

“Top 50 Ski Resorts in America”- Conde Nast Traveler
“One of the 50 Best Family Resorts”- Travel & Leisure Family
“One of 500 Best Hotels in the World”- Travel & Leisure
“Top 10 Ski Spots for Families” - Parent’s Magazine











VERMONT PEANUT BUTTER COMPANY PARTNERS WITH STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT


STOWE, VT - The Vermont Peanut Butter Company, Inc. has partnered with Stowe Mountain Resort as the official sponsor of their 2012 race bibs. Used for all large race events on Stowes Exhibition Hill, some of Stowe Mountain Resorts race events include the USASA snowboarding series, the NVAC high school race series and many corporate races events.

Vermont Peanut Butter, with its healthy, fun and fitness oriented products is a great match for the resort, says Stowe Mountain Resort Marketing and Communications Director Jeff Wise. Supporting local and regional food producers is a huge part of what were all about, Wise adds.

Family values and a true concern for the health and nutrition of athletes, makes Vermont Peanut Butter an ideal fit with Stowe, says Chris Kaiser, Vermont Peanut Butter President and CEO. Exposure for our brand, in a place where people compete, live and experience an active lifestyle, is perfect for us, adds Kaiser.

About Vermont Peanut Butter
Vermont Peanut Butter and its product line are some the healthiest peanut and almond butters in the marketplace. The Company was founded on three principals to create a mission. The first is to provide quality, locally made and crafted products that are free of harmful preservatives, hydrogenated oils, GMO's, palm fruit oils, excess sugar and salt. A product that tastes great in the morning, for lunch or a snack anytime of the day. The second part is that of social responsibility and community support. The third part is to create fun and deliciousness with a product that is in 9 out of 10 homes.

VTPB is a premium brand with a grass roots feel. They grind, mix, fill, cap, seal, label and ship 100% of their products in their new larger plant in Morrisville, VT.









RevoluntionaryBoston at the Old State House Joins Boston CityPASS



Boston — With Boston CityPASS, savvy travelers can immerse themselves in Beantown's best attractions for a surprisingly attractive price. One easy CityPASS purchase secures admission — at 49 percent off the combined ticket prices — to five of Boston's top sights, including RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House, a new addition to the 2012 program (beginning March 1).

Along with RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House, Boston CityPASS also includes prepaid tickets to New England Aquarium; Museum of Science; Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Harvard Museum of Natural History, which may be visited in place of the Old State House. Boston CityPASS can be purchased online or at any of the participating attractions. It is valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use.

The Old State House, located on Boston's Freedom Trail, was the epicenter of civic life in 18th-century Boston. As such, the Old State House was the scene of some of the most dramatic events leading up to the American Revolution. Just outside the building, the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770, and, in 1776, America's Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from its balcony. Today, the restored building houses artifacts and exhibits from the collections of The Bostonian Society.

CityPASS travelers will also enjoy the New England Aquarium's recently opened Shark and Ray Touch Tank, where visitors can safely touch various species of rays and small sharks; the expansive Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; stunning views from Skywalk Observatory; and the Museum of Science's newly renovated Charles Hayden Planetarium.

And at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, a new exhibition titled Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm runs through February 2014. Included with CityPASS admission, the exhibition explores mollusks' remarkable diversity and features recent discoveries in their evolutionary history.

For 15 years, CityPASS has been the premier product for travelers who want to visit a destination's top attractions while enjoying significant savings of up to 50 percent. CityPASS, which has a 99 percent customer approval rating, is also available for New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto. For more information, visit CityPASS.com.












PROVIDENCE, RI ---- The RISD Museum of Art's new exhibition, Pilgrims of Beauty: Art and Inspiration in 19th-Century Italy, opens today!

With its lush landscape, storied history, and magnificent architecture and art collections, Italy has long served as a source of inspiration for artists ---- enthralling, in the 19th century, such masters as Ingres, Turner, Sargent, and Whistler. Pilgrims of Beauty offers a window into this remarkable period of experimentation and artistic collaboration. The exhibition is on view through July 8, 2012.

Featuring more than 60 works of art---- including paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and jewelry, all drawn from the Museum's permanent collection ---- Pilgrims of Beauty celebrates the artistic styles and techniques that emerged during this period in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich lands in the world.



ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ART RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Southeastern New England's only comprehensive art museum, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design----also known as the RISD Museum of Art----was established in 1877. Its permanent collection of more than 86,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world----including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, up to the latest in contemporary art. The Museum also offers a wide array of educational and public programs to more than 100,000 visitors annually.

The RISD Museum of Art, with entrances at at 224 Benefit Street and 20 North Main Street in Providence, RI, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, and 10 am-9 pm every Thursday. Free admission 5-9 pm on third Thursdays and all day the last Saturday of each month; pay-what-you-wish every Sunday, 10 am-1 pm. Closed January 1, July 4, the month of August, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. Admission is $10 adults; $7 seniors (age 62+); $3 college students with valid ID and youths (ages 5 to 18); and free for Museum members, RISD and Brown University students and staff, and children under 5. For more information, call 401 454-6500 or visit risdmuseum.org.









SKI NEW HAMPSHIRE ANNOUNCES PHOTO CONTEST


Grand prize winner receives VIP season pass valid to all Ski NH resorts

NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, DECEMBER 2011 - Since the early days of skiing in New Hampshire, guests have used photography to help capture memories on the snow. With the arrival of high quality small cameras, beautiful images are no longer only produced by professional photographers. To help New Hampshire's skiers, riders and cross country skiers share these photos, Ski NH has announced a season-long photo contest.

Visitors to Ski NH's websites are invited to submit entries to any of six categories including downhill skiing and riding, cross country skiing, terrain parks, scenery, off the slopes and Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Photos must be taken in New Hampshire during the 2011/12 ski season; the contest ends on April 30, 2012. Entrants simply visit SkiNH.com or XCSkiNH.com to enter up to five entries for the 2011/12 ski season.

Guests to the site can also browse a gallery of other entries. At the end of the season a panel will select the winners in each category, along with a Grand Prize Winner who will receive a 2012/13 Ski NH VIP Season Pass valid at all member ski areas! Other prizes include Elan Skis, gear from The North Face, Bern Helmets, Dalbello Boots, Swix Wax and more.

"With most skiers and riders carrying nice cameras, plus the beautiful setting we have at our ski areas, we felt this contest would be a fun way for them to share their experiences with others who have the same passion for skiing and riding in New Hampshire," stated Karl Stone, Ski NH's Marketing Director.

For complete details, rules and to enter the contest or just browse photos, visit SkiNH.com or XCSkiNH.com.

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 38 alpine and cross country resorts and more than 200 lodging and guest service properties in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, lodging packages, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH website at www.SkiNH.com. For statewide media relations assistance, visit the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism's media room at http://visitnh.gov/media/ or contact Mr. Tai Freligh at 603-271-2343, option #2.