04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vail Tops List Of Bidders For Intrawest's Whistler Blackcomb

s skiers fly down Whistler's slopes, a leading U.S. resort company is making a play for ownership control of the prized Whistler Blackcomb mountain, site of the Olympic ski events.

Colorado's Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN-N36.410.511.42%) headlines a list of several bidders for the property, according to financial industry sources, while the current owner, private equity group Fortress Investment Group LLC, (FIG-N4.19----%) vies to keep control of the resort and troubled parent Intrawest Holdings.

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