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.

Our 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.

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Vail Resorts is aggressively pursuing a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Commitertaking  has three main pillars and is our pledge to achieve zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030 and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. 

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“The environment is our business, and we have a special obligation to protect it. As a growing global company so deeply connected to the outdoors, we are making a commitment to address our most pressing global environmental challenge and protect our local communities and natural resources.”

– Rob Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Vail Resorts

Zero Net Emissions

We set an ambitious goal for zero net emissions by 2030 because climate change is one of the most challenging issues facing our planet, and everyone has a responsibility to help address it. 

Zero Waste To Landfill

Vail Resorts plans to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2030 by reducing the amount of waste we generate, while diverting unavoidable waste to more sustainable pathways. Our interim goal is to increase our waste diversion rate from 37 percent in 2017 to 50 percent by the end of 2020. 

Zero Net Impact on Forests

Vail Resorts intends to achieve zero net operating impact on forests and habitat by 2030 by planting or restoring an acre of forest for every acre of forest displaced by our operations from 2017 onward, with the goal of creating healthier, more resilient forests. 

First Annual 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. Click here to read the full report.