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Vail Resorts supporting environment and Summit community
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Vail Resorts supporting environment and Summit community

Vail Resorts working to support environment, Summit community

On Friday, Nov. 12, snowboarders took to the Springmeier trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Vail Resorts has reached a milestone in renewable energy.
Spence Linard/Breckenridge Ski Area

Vail Resorts achieved 85% renewable electricity in all 34 of its North American resorts. 2020-21 EpicPromise progress report.

The EpicPromise report tracks the company’s efforts to protect the environment, support employees, and address the needs mountain communities.

The resort is well on its way to achieving its goal of net zero operations by 2030. With the help from its large-scale windfar, which has been operational since June 2020, the resort was able achieve 85% renewable electricity.

The company also donated $19.4million in cash and in kind contributions to 150 organizations that support communities in which it operates. Vail Resorts gave $2,380,216 to 16 organizations in Summit County. These included the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (SOS Outreach), the Summit Foundation, and the High Country Conservation Center.

Summit County also received a portion from a $1,578,888 donation to the National Forest Foundation and a portion from guest donations to The Nature Conservancy.

The EpicPromise Employee Foundation provided $440,000 of educational scholarships to employees and their dependents. $62,500 was used directly to support Summit County employees.

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