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SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 1998-- InfoGenesis, a leading provider of hospitality information technology, Thursday announced that Vail Resorts Inc. [NYSE:MTN - news] has joined the company's Partner Program and will install its Revelation point of sale (POS) at Vail, the most popular ski resort in North America.

Vail Resorts is an information technology leader and uses technology to enhance service levels and convenience. An integrated destination resort company, Vail operates many diverse businesses in the operation of the ski area, including: hospitality, dining, ski & snowboard school, retail and equipment rental. The company is committed to enhancing the range and quality of services offered to its guests.

Vail Resorts chose Revelation from InfoGenesis for its open systems architecture and scalable design. Revelation is a client/server POS solution that combines the performance of the Microsoft(R) Windows NT operating system and the Microsoft(R) SQL Server database management system for powerful information management and business analysis.

``Revelation was chosen on the strength and flexibility of the product, as well as on the quality and high caliber of the people in the InfoGenesis organization,'' said Mike Hibbs, director of information systems at Vail Resorts. ``The underlying success of the project is based on the partnership we have established.''

The nationwide direct sales and support orientation of InfoGenesis and the company's strong partnership with IBM were also deciding factors in Vail's decision. Vail Resorts recently joined the InfoGenesis Partner Program, which brings together both customer and InfoGenesis resources to focus on the development and implementation of new technology.

One of the biggest challenges of this project is the scope and size. Vail operates twenty-four on-mountain and base area restaurants spread across 4,600 acres of skiable terrain. A single server running Windows NT Server on an Ethernet network will manage all POS transaction processing for the entire Revelation system.

The server will reside at Vail Resorts' corporate headquarters in Avon, Colo., located 10 miles from Vail Mountain.

``Revelation was designed with the ability to operate off-line if necessary. This feature is critical for Vail where adverse weather conditions and rugged terrain could result in network difficulties,'' said Scott Martiny, vice president, sales and marketing at InfoGenesis.

``Combined with IBM's high performance POS terminals, Revelation gives Vail the assurance that their critical business functions will not be lost,'' added Martiny.

Vail Resorts provides guests the convenience of a ``cashless'' vacation, where guests are issued an identification card linked to their Vail account and/or credit card. Revelation will scan the identification card to verify charging privileges and post charges to the guest's account, as well as to the PEAKS at Vail Resorts loyalty program.

Vail intends to use Revelation for resort-wide guest charging, allowing guests to charge purchases from any of the company's four resorts.

InfoGenesis will provide Vail with all system implementation, training, professional services, and on-going 24-hours-per-day, seven-days-a-week support.

The InfoGenesis Revelation installation at Vail is underway and, when completed in October 1998, will include 53 IBM 4695 touch screen POS terminals, managing all food and beverage operations, ranging from the top-rated Game Creek Club to affordable family dining and trailside express-food outlets.

Vail Resorts is the premier mountain resort operator in North America, and operates the Colorado mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. For more information, call 800/404-3535 or visit www.snow.com.

Based in Santa Barbara, InfoGenesis is a leading developer and marketer of point-of-sale systems for the hospitality and food service industries.

InfoGenesis customers are located throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia and include Starwood Lodging, Compass Group USA, Disney Vacation Resorts, New York-New York Casino, Six Flags Theme Parks, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. InfoGenesis can be reached at www.infogenesis.com or by e-mail at posinfo@infogenesis.com.


Contact:
     InfoGenesis, Santa Barbara
     Jennifer Maggard, 805/681-8600, ext. 415

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