Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

Nov. 13, 2018

Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

“This agreement is just one of many ways Vail Resorts is working to be an industry leader in preserving the environment by bringing more renewable energy online,” said Katz. “While we continually work with local, state and federal governments and utility partners to find ways to source renewable energy in the markets where our individual resorts are located, this wind power purchase agreement allows us to make a measurable impact on climate change – and its effect on the planet – within just a few years.”

Overlook of the back bowls in Vail, CO.

  • The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts’ estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices
  • Eco-Products named ‘Official Zero Waste Partner’ of Vail Resorts to help divert nearly 300 tons of waste from landfills through sustainable sourcing, including a Smart Straw initiative
  • Today’s announcements are a part of the Company’s first EpicPromise Progress Report around its ‘Commitment to Zero’ initiative and corporate giving programs

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VAIL MOUNTAIN AND BEAVER CREEK RESORT TO OPEN EARLY FOR THE 2018-19 WINTER SEASON

Nov. 12, 2018

VAIL MOUNTAIN AND BEAVER CREEK RESORT TO OPEN EARLY FOR THE 2018-19 WINTER SEASON

                                                                     Photo By: Brandon Shelton

 

November 12, 2018
Resorts to Open with Top-to-Bottom Skiing and Most Vertical in Colorado

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“Like Nothing On Earth”?!! Really?

Nov. 8, 2018

By: Janet Lawrence

One of my co-workers, Jess Platt, tells the story of her introduction to our mountain. She landed in Vail in the early season of 2013.  She had only skied the front side to begin with, already was wow’d and  thought she might have landed in skier heaven. The north face of our dear mountain had so much to offer this East coast ski racer and she had been carving up every trail on the front of the map. Vail was already the most skiable acreage, softest snow and greatest ski area she’d ever seen.

One day a new work friend let her know, “Hey, the Back Bowls just opened up, wanna go?” Jess said she didn’t really know what that even meant, but, “Hey, sure I’m in”.

She followed her pal, skied over the ridge to the back, jumped right in teetering in the deep on her shorty eastern slalom skis, and couldn’t believe her eyes. The massive area, the pure expansiveness and freedom of space was all overwhelming.  The snow was light, deep, and ridiculously fluffy.  Today, she laughs when she tells of this first time in the bowls and says she had to stop skiing and put up her goggles. They were all fogged up, because she, this adult, experienced, hard core ski racer, was literally crying with amazement and joy!   It’s true ! There really is nothing else on Earth like our Vail!!

Author: Janet Lawrence, of the Vail Ski and Snowboard School. Janet grew up skiing in Upstate New York and came to Vail in 1997. She has been working in the Vail Ski and Snowboard School since, first as an instructor then a Trainer and a  Supervisor in the Golden Peak Children’s School. In the off- season she sails and bikes and works with children at an outdoor day camp

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Snow Update October 31st, 2018

Nov. 5, 2018

October 31st, 2018
The mountain looked spooky this morning as clouds from last nights storm lifted- Happy Halloween!

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Book Early & Get The Best Value on Your Vail Trip

Oct. 23, 2018

The ultimate Vail ski vacation is waiting for you and we’ve got the tips that will help you get there! Book your lodging, purchase your lift tickets, and set yourself up with equipment rentals in advance to guarantee the best prices!

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The Dream Pod Float Tank: The Lodge at Vail’s Newest Experience

Sep. 12, 2018

Attention vacationers and locals dealing with stress and acute injuries: it’s time to hit the reset button.

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2018-2019 Mountain Preparedness

Aug. 9, 2018

See our guide to preparing for your trip to the mountains.

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