PARK CITY EMPLOYEES TO SUPPORT LOCAL WATER QUALITY PROJECTS FOR COMPANY-WIDE VOLUNTEER DAY ON SEPTEMBER 19

September 16 2015

This Saturday, more than 200 Park City employees will gather to assist with various water quality projects along East Canyon Creek and the Weber River in and around Park City. Working in partnership with Swaner EcoCenter, Trout Unlimited and the East Canyon Watershed Committee, the volunteers will represent a portion of 2,000 Vail Resorts employees giving back that day in multiple states.

WHAT:         
EpicPromise Day is Vail Resorts’ annual company-wide volunteer day. Whether supporting water quality projects or forging new trails for public use, EpicPromise Day allows employees of all ages (and their friends and family, too!) to rally around a local community need. Originally established in 2010, this annual event has allowed a total of 5,121 volunteers to give 19,229 hours of time to five years’ worth of projects. 

WHY:            

Over the last six years, Vail Resorts has consistently demonstrated a commitment to sustainability through environmental and community support. Through EpicPromise, the company contributes $7.8 million in charitable donations to 250 nonprofit partners, organizes 20,000 hours of company-sponsored employee volunteer time, and executes on a variety of environmental initiatives each year.

WHEN:         

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

WHERE:      

Projects to be based out of Newpark Plaza and will take place on East Canyon Creek and in the East Canyon State Park. Sites include the Swaner Preserve portion of East Canyon Creek and an area of East Canyon Creek known as Mormon Flat. Volunteers will check in outside of the Swaner EcoCenter at 8:15 a.m.

MEDIA CONTACT:           
Jessica Miller

(435) 714-2928

jmmiller@vailresorts.com

Interview/Photo Opportunities:

  • Nearly 200 Park City employees with their friends and families supporting water quality projects along Canyon Creek and the Weber River.
  • Park City Chief Operating Officer, Bill Rock and Park City Regional Environmental Sustainability Manager, Luke Cartin will be available for interviews.

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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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