- Make a contribution to your local community and schedule a volunteer day (you can even treat yourself following with a discounted night at an area hotel if you jump on a Give & Getaway project - www.giveandgetaway.com.
- Support your local library and reduce waste by checking out books, videos and dvds
- Donate winter sports equipment in good condition or recycle old skis and snowboards through a Specialty Sports Venture outlet.
- Tune up your bike and commit to commute to work or run an errand or two a week on your bike – good for you and the planet.
- Change a Light – join the EPA Change a Light Effort http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=change_light.changealight_index.
- Skier or rider….Make plans to volunteer for your local mountain’s cleanup day.
- When shopping focus on buying local.
- Participate in your town or county’s composting program.
- Don't leave your car idling. Idlewise! (Vail Resorts’ effort for not letting snowmobiles idle when in use on the mountain.)
- Use a reusable bottle and refill versus buying plastic water bottles (At Vail Resorts we offer our guests the option while they're here on vacation through Water on the Rocks in our owned and operated lodging properties)
- Continuing the substantial recycling program - the largest on-mountain program in the world.
- Maintaining and growing a comprehensive composting program at selected resorts.
- Paperless by 2011: The Company plans to eliminate all internally used paper by the end of 2011.
- An EPA Energy Star partner that places the Company among many industry leaders working to advance energy conservation and efficiency.
- Appetite for Life. A commitment to serve high quality, organic, natural and gluten free food at the Company’s on-mountain restaurants and five-star resort dining experiences.
- Sustainable building. Partnering with the University of Colorado to create green building standards and a large-scale database of green materials for all contractors and developers to use, and that Vail Resorts will apply to all projects both on and off the mountain.
- Committing to green development, including the proposed LEEDs-certified EverVail project, the Green Globes approved One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge and many more.
- Green Weddings and Green Meetings
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. 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 www.vailresorts.com and the consumer website is www.snow.com.