Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vail Resorts Epic Volunteers Program


This spring and summer, 18 Colorado-based Vail Resorts employees are participating in Vail Resorts Epic Volunteers program and will take 40 hours of paid time off to volunteer with the charity of their choice. Started in 2013 as part of the company’s social responsibility, Epic Volunteers was developed from employee requests to have more robust volunteer opportunities. Since inception, 36 employee volunteers have contributed 1,480 hours of service to 34 non-profits worldwide.
"Our employees get to work in some of the world’s greatest natural environments and sustainability runs in our DNA" said Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts, Inc. "We heard from our employees that they wanted more volunteer opportunities, so we developed Epic Volunteers. It is great to see the impact our employees can have on the world with an extra 40 hours".
The current class of 18 Colorado-based Epic Volunteers is supporting 17 domestic and international organizations:
All full-time year-round and full-time seasonal Vail Resorts employees with 750 hours of service can apply.

Vail Resorts is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).

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