Hundreds of Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Employees Volunteer for 10th Annual EpicPromise Week

18 September 2019
  • Over 300 Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood employees combined volunteered with community programs focused on youth, education and the environment as part of EpicPromise Week.
  • EpicPromise Week is in its 10th year and is one way Vail Resorts supports the health of local mountain communities, like those around Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe, Calif. — Sept. 18, 2019 — To celebrate Vail Resort’s 10th year of EpicPromise Week, more than 300 employees combined volunteered hundreds of hours with local community programs focused on youth, education and the environment. This year, EpicPromise volunteers from Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort contributed to four different projects around Lake Tahoe.
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort employees volunteered at two locations: the University of Nevada’s Cooperative Extension facility, which hosts the Nevada 4-H Camp, and Sierra House Elementary School, which educates and connects kids to nature. Volunteers built fences, landscaped flower beds, created walking paths, removed green waste and junk, painted and generally improved the appearance of these important community facilities.
  • Northstar California Resort partnered with Truckee Trails and the U.S. Forest Service to help restore the historic Old 40 China Wall site on Donner Summit.  The two day project consisted of removing graffiti from the exterior of the train tunnels, rock wall construction to protect cultural petroglyphs, and trail and stair construction to access the train tunnels. 
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort partnered with Two Sentinels Girls Scout Camp at Kirkwood Lake to do critical trail work and to paint cabins. This High Sierra camp has been providing girls with outdoor, backpacking, and leadership skills since 1936.
EpicPromise is how Vail Resorts embodies its foundational value – Do Good. By supporting the health of local communities through local 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, EpicPromise helps create a more promising future for generations to come.  For more information on EpicPromise visit

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About the #TahoeTrifecta: Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood
The #TahoeTrifecta offers skiers and riders three world-class resorts with more than 10,000 acres of terrain to explore and endless possibilities for on-mountain fun and incomparable après and dining options. All three resorts are located throughout the Lake Tahoe region, making multi-mountain ski trips accessible for travelers.  Heavenly is the social Lake Tahoe mountain playground with truly inspiring beauty that spans two states (California and Nevada); Northstar is California’s relaxed luxury destination offering attentive focus on creating timeless moments and peace of mind for every guest, in a pristine setting with top-tier amenities; and Kirkwood is the California resort that provides a pure mountain escape with an authentic community of like-minded skiers and riders that make it their winter escape.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 17 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, Falls Creek and Hotham 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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