Washington, D.C.  20549

                            FORM 8-A

             PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF THE
                 SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                       VAIL RESORTS, INC.
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     (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                Delaware                           51-0291762
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(State of incorporation or organization)      (I.R.S. Employer   
                                              Identification No.)

   Post Office Box 7, Vail, Colorado                  81652      
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(Address of principal executive offices)           (Zip Code)

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class                Name of each exchange on which
to be so registered                each class is to be registered

  Common Stock, par value              New York Stock Exchange
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       $.01 per share
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          If this Form relates to the registration of a class of
debt securities and is effective upon filing pursuant to General
Instruction A.(c)(1), please check the following box.       ___

          If this Form relates to the registration of a class of
debt securities and is to become effective simultaneously with
the effectiveness of a concurrent registration statement under
the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to General Instruction
A.(c)(2), please check the following box.                   ___

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

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                        (Title of Class)


Item 1.   Description of Registrant's Securities
          to be Registered.

          The information required by Item 202 of Regulation
          S-K is contained in the Registration Statement on
          Form S-2 (Registration No. 333-05341) of Vail
          Resorts, Inc. (the "Company"), filed with the
          Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 1996,
          as amended, under the caption "Description of Capital
          Stock," which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.   Exhibits1

          1.   The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
               year ended September 30, 1995; and

          2.   The Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for
               the quarters ended December 31, 1995 and
               March 31, 1996.

          3.   Amended and Restated Certificate of
               Incorporation of the Company.

          4.   Amended and Restated By-laws of the Company.

          5.   Specimen certificate representing shares of the
               Company's Common Stock, par value $.01 per
               share, which is being registered herewith.

1    Pursuant to Instruction II to this Form 8-A, the
     referenced exhibits have been filed with the Form 8-A
     Registration Statement filed with the New York Stock
     Exchange, but shall not be deemed to be filed with or
     incorporated by reference (except to the extent noted in
     Item 1 above) in copies of this Form 8-A filed with the



          Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has
duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.

Date: July 3, 1996

                                   VAIL RESORTS, INC.

                                   By: /s/ James S. Mandel
                                       James S. Mandel
                                       Senior Vice President,
                                       General Counsel and