Vail Mountain, Taste of Vail and the Vail Farmers’ Market to Host Farm-to-Table Dinner on Friday, Sept. 26 to Benefit Food Rescue Express

23 September 2014
  • Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise is also supporting Food Rescue Express’ fifth annual food drive for the Kids Backpack program
VAIL, Colo. – Sept. 23, 2014 – Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, in partnership with Taste of Vail and the Vail Farmers’ Market, will host a farm-to-table dinner on Friday, Sept. 26 to benefit the Food Rescue Express program and children of the Vail Valley.
The dinner, sourced from the fields of Colorado farmers, will feature seasonal and local ingredients. Cocktails will be served 5:30-6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:45 p.m. at Express Lift in Mountain Plaza, adjacent to Gondola One with the mountains of Vail providing the evening’s view. To purchase tickets, visit
Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise, through the Vail Ski Patrol and Colorado Mountain Express, is also supporting the fifth annual Food Rescue Express food drive for the Kids Backpack Program on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Walmart in Avon. The program aims to provide a full weekend of meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday – for local elementary school students in Eagle County. Students who participate in this program are in the Federal lunch program and many are at high risk of not having enough food for the weekend. The Kids Backpack Program started at Avon Elementary School in 2009 and included 10 kids each week for more than a month. The program has since expanded to serve 10 schools and more than 80 kids per week.
For food drive shopping lists and more information about Food Rescue Express, contact
To learn more about Vail Mountain visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the future 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.  
About Taste of Vail
In its third decade, the Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout North America's most popular mountain resort. During this year's annual, four-day event from April 8-11, as many as 5,000 people are expected to taste the Vail Valley lifestyle, showcasing world-famous Vail Village and set against dramatic Colorado Mountain High vistas. Participants at the Taste of Vail experience offerings from the Vail Valley's world-class restaurants, fine wine poured by winemakers and winery owners from renowned wineries throughout the world, interactive cooking seminars, the 10th Annual Colorado Lamb Cook-Off & Apres Ski Tasting, the icnoic Mountaintop Picnic sensory extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain, the famous Grand Tasting auction and other exciting events.
About Food Rescue Express
Working with Eagle County Schools, Food Rescue Express services 10 Vail Valley schools by providing nutritional assistance to at risk students. Food Rescue Express provides backpacks filled with nutritious food to provide nutritional assistance over the weekend when students do not have access to other school bases nutritional assistance programs like free or reduced price lunch. Last year the program helped feed 2,200 children and distributed 13,200 meals during the school year. Food Rescue express is a non-profit organization exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501c-3 of the Internal Revenue. All donations are tax deductible.

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; Park City and Canyons in 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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