Vail Resorts Employees Given Volunteer Experience of a Lifetime

06 June 2014
Media contact:  Dan Schacter, (303) 404-1831,

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – June 6, 2014 – 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. Volunteer activities include teaching business classes and basic literacy in Peru with Waves for Development, a medical services trip to the Dominican Republic with Timmy Global Health and being a camp counselor for kids with chronic and terminal illnesses in Avon, CO at Round Up River Ranch. The full list of current Colorado-based Epic Volunteers are:
Beaver Creek

  • Joseph ClarkPoured Out– Haiti, improving water filters that support at risk populations.
  • Curt DodsonPoured Out– Haiti, improving water filters that support at risk populations.
  • Sandra ButlerColorado Trail Foundation, building a section of the Colorado Trail near Buena Vista, CO.

Broomfield Corporate Office

Colorado Mountain Express

  • Claire ChristensenThe Cycle Effect, Enhancing the lives of young women through mountain biking.


Specialty Sports Venture


The next opportunity for Vail Resorts employees to apply for the Epic Volunteers program will be this summer. All full-time year-round and full-time seasonal Vail Resorts employees with 750 hours of service can apply.

For more information about the corporate social responsibility programs at Vail Resorts, visit
Vail Resorts Echo
Corporate sustainability has always been fundamental for Vail Resorts. Through Vail Resorts Echo, our sustainability program, we hope to connect our communities to our efforts - from on the ground conservation programs to grants for local nonprofits and scholarships to local students. Aimed at both protecting the natural resources that surround the resorts and helping build stronger communities where our employees live and work, Vail Resorts Echo encompasses three core efforts: environmental stewardship, charitable giving and community engagement. Learn more about Vail Resorts Echo at
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, 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; Canyons in Park City, Utah; 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). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is
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