Stratton owner makes deal with Sprint

first_imgIntrawest and Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced a new strategic alliance that will put Sprint’s mobile devices, voice plans and air cards in the hands of Intrawest’s staff at Copper Mountain and Steamboat Resort in Colorado. The new three-year agreement also gives Sprint the exclusive rights to promote, advertise and market their wireless products and services at all of Intrawest’s mountain resorts in the United States, including Mountain Creek in New Jersey, Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont, Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia and at Intrawest’s three Colorado resorts (Copper, Steamboat and Winter Park Resort).”Effective and reliable communications are critical to the success of Intrawest’s business at our mountain resorts,” said Andy Wirth, senior vice president of sales & marketing at Intrawest. “Not only has Sprint continued to be at the cutting edge of communication technology, they’ve also been a longstanding supporter of skiing through their work with the U.S. Ski Team at many of our resorts. We’re proud of this strategic alliance and look forward to cooperatively developing more programs that benefit our guests with Sprint.”Sprint will also serve as a presenting-level sponsor and associate-level sponsor at several key events throughout the year at Copper Mountain, Steamboat and Winter Park. These event sponsorships will provide Sprint with the opportunity to educate and inform resort guests on the benefits of Sprint’s wireless products and services through on-site promotions, event signage, print collateral and an online presence on each resort’s website.”Sprint’s association with skiing and snowboarding has been a central part of our business strategy for several years and our partnership with Intrawest is further proof of that commitment,” said Steve Gaffney, Sprint’s director of sports and entertainment marketing. “Intrawest is recognized for its guest-friendly resorts and its progressive use of Sprint’s wireless technology will enable staff and guests to access information quickly, and communicate with voice, text or e-mail almost anywhere on the mountain using Sprint’s Now Network.”Skiers and snowboarders will also be able to get up-to-the-minute resort information, weather, snow conditions, traffic reports and more with Sprint’s SnowZone, a wireless application available exclusively to Sprint subscribers. SnowZone also allows subscribers to watch video highlights of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding during the season as well as the latest standings, results and team news.About IntrawestIntrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The Company has a network of resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. In addition, Intrawest markets and sells real estate at its resorts in North America. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is a portfolio company owned primarily by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com(link is external)About Sprint NextelSprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving almost 49 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com(link is external).Source: Intrawest. VANCOUVER and OVERLAND PARK, KS, Oct. 20, 2009 /CNW/ —last_img read more

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Andy Ruiz hits back at Tyson Fury

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Andy Ruiz Jr has played down Tyson Fury’s remarks that the Mexican heavyweight champion was simply a “little fat guy”. The Gypsy King lashed out at Ruiz Jr after the current belt holder had defeated Anthony Joshua via a technical knockout in the seventh round of the bout at Madison Square Garden. But the 29-year-old Mexican dismissed Fury’s jibe and even admitted that he was a ‘big fan’ of the unbeaten puncher. Speaking to TMZ, Ruiz Jr said: “Tyson Fury, he wants to be relevant. He wants to be in the scene. “I like the guy too. I’m a big fan of him. I like how he is. I like his energy.” Joshua is set for a potentially career-defining rematch with Ruiz Jr in December in Saudi Arabia. And another victory for the Mexican could even see him face off against Fury. Ruiz Jr is fully focused on the clash on the dunes, but hinted at future plans to take on the outspoken fighter. He added: “I don’t want to look past Anthony Joshua. “I want to win on December 7, then maybe me and him (Fury) can get in a fight too.” Fury, however, has played down his potential opponents and believes that defeating “average boxer” Ruiz Jr would be a procession. “Hand speed doesn’t just cut it. There’s a lot of heavyweights who have hand speed,” Fury explained to ESPN. “I can beat him with one hand tied behind my back. And even if they want me to stay against the ropes I’d still beat him out there. “All these guys are bums compared to me.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaMadison Square GardenThe Gypsy KingTyson Furylast_img read more

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