At Vail Resorts, our business is to provide experiences of a lifetime in the great outdoors. Through EpicPromise, we take special responsibility in helping to conserve the natural environments and communities that surround our resorts. Each year, Vail Resorts gives more than $8.6 million in cash and in-kind support to more than 250 nonprofit partners in our mountain communities. Our employees also donate more than 20,000 hours of company sponsored volunteer time annually. Through these partnerships, Vail Resorts helps ensure our communities thrive. 

First Annual EpicPromise Progress Report

We have been busy over the past year and are proud to announce the release of our first annual EpicPromise Progress Report, detailing the steps we have taken and what we plan to do to reach our emissions, waste, and forest and habitat goals.

Commitment to Zero

In the summer of 2017, Vail Resorts announced its Commitment to Zero - zero net emissions, zero waste to landfill, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat - all by 2030. We’ve been busy implementing pilot programs, working with experts on energy initiatives, and learning from our employees.

Everything we do at Vail Resorts is driven by the spectacular natural environments where our employees, guests and communities live, work and play. The environment – and our stakeholders’ passion for it – is our business, and we have a special obligation to protect it.

Vail Resorts is aggressively pursuing a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Commitment to Zero” This ambitious undertaking  has three main pillars and is our pledge landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact tedge landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. 

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Volunteering is in our DNA. In fact, Vail Resorts’ employees volunteer more than 20,000 hours each year with nonprofit organizations in their local communities. EpicVolunteers was created out of our employees' desire for more enriching, in-depth "Experiences of a Lifetime."

The program Vail Resorts employees to have a week off - 40 hours - to volunteer with the charity of their choice, all while getting paid. So far, we've sent 68 EpicVolunteers to a variety of service projects, from Nepal to Honduras, Mexico to Peru, Borneo to Nicaragua - and dozens of projects in our own back yards. To learn more about EpicPromise visit,