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Vail Resorts EpicPromise Announces Annual Community Grant Award Winners
•In conjunction with local leadership at Northstar California, Heavenly Ski Resort, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Vail Resorts EpicPromise awarded 89 local organizations with cash and in-kind products to support the health and resilience of the Truckee and South Lake Tahoe communities.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Dec. 4, 2018 – Vail Resorts EpicPromise is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-19 community grants cycle. 93 local non-profit organizations received $1.9 million in cash, as well as additional in-kind product support aimed at supporting the issues that matter most to the Truckee and South Lake Tahoe communities. Across the company, Vail Resorts will give $11.4 million in support to more than 250 community non-profits over the upcoming year. 

 “Since day one of SOS Outreach 25 years ago, Vail Resorts EpicPromise has demonstrated a dedication to the community unlike anyone else. What's truly unique about our partnership is the ability to engage Vail Resorts employees across all departments toward one goal - helping SOS Outreach youth gear up for life through mentoring outdoors. The strength of our partnership and dedication and passion of every Vail Resorts employee makes our mission possible and reflects the communities that we call home,” said Seth Ehrlich, Executive Director of SOS Outreach.
This year, employees were given a chance to boost an organization’s grant through the EpicPromise Impact Award – decided through an employee vote. Northstar employees chose Project MANA, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger and its detrimental effects upon individuals, families, the community, and the region by providing immediate relief and education.
Julie Malkin-Manning, Development Director at Project MANA, shared that, “we are thankful to Vail Resorts EpicPromise and Northstar California employees for such strong financial support. We are proud to feed the 1-in-7 people who are hungry in North Lake Tahoe and the Truckee community and the receiving the EpicPromise Impact Award help us continue to do just that. Knowing the employees chose Project MANA reminds us that what we have been doing for the past 27 years is vital and appreciated.”
Heavenly and Kirkwood employees awarded the Tahoe Warm Room with the extra support in South Lake Tahoe. 
Vail Resorts’ community support adapts to the unique challenges and issues that come along with living in a mountain community. To ensure all awarded grants are impactful and timely, Vail Resorts EpicPromise and resort leadership host annual listening events with community officials and non-profit leaders to better understand community priorities and make sure that all company giving supports impactful programming and timely needs. This year, community partners identified mental health and substance abuse, youth education, hunger and basic needs, forest health and sustainability, and recreation access as some of the most pressing issues in the Tahoe Basin. 
About Vail Resorts EpicPromise
Vail Resorts EpicPromise is a company-wide framework that embodies what it means to Do Good. Vail Resorts EpicPromise creates a more promising future for generations to come by supporting the health of local communities through grants and employee volunteering, the wellbeing and development of employees through the EpicPromise Foundation, and the resilience of the environment and global climate through Commitment to Zero. For more information, please visit


 Achieve Tahoe
Adventure Risk Challenge
Aim High For High School
Alpine Watershed Group
American Youth Soccer Organization
Arts for the Schools
Austin’s House
Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Nevada County
Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe
Boys and Girls of North Lake Tahoe
Bread & Broth
CASA El Dorado
Christmas Cheer
Clean Tahoe Program
Tahoe Safe Alliance
Diamond Valley Elementary
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7
Douglas County Adapted Physical Education
Douglas County Backpack Buddies Program
Excellence in Education Foundation
Family Resource Center of Truckee
Far West Nordic Ski Education Association
Foundation for Douglas County Recreation & Senior Centers
Gateway Mountain Center
George Whittell High School
Girls on the Run-Sierras
Heavenly Valley Ski Foundation
High Fives
Join Inc.
Juvenile Service Council of El Dorado County
Kids & Horses
Kirkwood Rescue Avalanche Dog Foundation
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation
Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department
Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition
Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund
Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School PTA
Lake Tahoe Unified School District
Lake Tahoe’s Shining Stars
League to Save Lake Tahoe
Live Violence Free
Marine Research and Education
Mefiyi Foundation
Minden Elementary School PTO
Minden Rotary Club Foundation
Mountain Area Preservation
North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program
Pau Wa Lu Middle School
Project MANA
Rite of Passage Adolescent Treatment Centers
Sagehen Outdoor Education Program
Sierra Avalanche Center
Sierra House Elementary School PTA
KidZone Museum
Sierra State Parks Foundation
Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships
SOS Outreach
South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
South Tahoe Middle School Nordic Ski Team
South Tahoe High School Grad Night Task Force
South Tahoe Middle
Sugar Pine Foundation
Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association
Tahoe Arts Project
Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
Tahoe Junior Freeride Series
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team
Tahoe Parents Nursery School
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Tahoe Youth and Family Services
Tahoe's Connection for Families
TNT Junior Cycling Team
Truckee Community Christmas
Truckee Donner Land Trust
Truckee River Watershed Council
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation
Truckee Trails Foundation
Truckee-Donner Rec & Park District
Warm Winters
Washoe County School District
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Zephyr Cove Elementary School
Zephyr Cove Ski Club
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts 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 and consumer website is


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