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Julian DeLeon
SOS Outreach
''Thank you supporting SOS Outreach. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned a lot and plan on making snowboarding a life-long hobby.'' (Learn to Ride Participant)
Mitsy Plummer
Half Moon, A Rock Resort
''In addition to growing 6,000 native plants and flowers monthly for Half Moon's picturesque grounds, I developed a school program to nurture the next generation of plant lovers.''Plant Nursery Supervisor
Kenny Friedman
Specialty Sports Venture
''My mom taught me to embrace charitable support. Her words of wisdom? 'Don't give until it hurts; give until it feels good.''' (Buyer)
Marco Valenti
Specialty Sports Venture
''With Epic Volunteers, I supported Pat's Run with The Pat Tillman Foundation. I'm grateful Vail Resorts dedicates resources so we can support projects meaningful to us.'' (Area Manager)
Tricia Swenson
TV8 Vail
''Despite 'livin' the dream' in a ski town, I still feel compelled to give back. Helping a family build their home as part of Habitat for Humanity in Paraguay was a truly rewarding experience.'' (Executive Producer)
Frank Papandrea
Heavenly Mountain Resort
''Our community's need becomes crystal clear when serving hot meals at Bread & Broth. Offering a hand and a smile makes a huge impact.'' (Environmental Manager)
Scott Yule
Breckenridge Ski Resort
''In our energy-intense business, 'The Next 10' initiative allows me to share and implement creative ideas for energy savings tactics.'' (Energy Distribution Manager)
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Welcome to Vail Resorts Echo

Operating in some of the world’s greatest natural environments, Vail Resorts is compelled to protect the communities and the forests for those who love these iconic places. Sustainability is in our DNA.

Through VR Echo's programs, Vail Resorts connects to the core issues that matter: the vitality of our communities and the conservation of the spectacular natural environments that surround them. Our company initiatives, multiplied by our more than 17,000 employees, have a resounding positive impact for these places we call home.

Vail Resorts Echo is Environmental Stewardship, Charitable Contributions and Volunteerism.

Protecting Our Forests

$3 million raised for 30 non-profit partners and 62 projects in Colorado and Lake Tahoe through partnerships with The National Forest Foundation and The Tahoe Fund.

$6.5 Million

Through grants to 224 non-profits, we help build bright futures in local communities and protect iconic landscapes. Learn more about our Charitable Giving.

The Next 10

We’ve already cut  our energy use by 10 percent. Now, we’re focused on The Next Ten. What does another 10 percent equal? Taking 3,300 cars off the road each year.

Our Echo Story

This is our story, shown through the eyes of our employees and communities.


annual hours volunteered by Vail Resorts employees


tons of winter gear recycled through the Ski Recycling Program


kids who have never been on a chairlift learn the passion of skiing through SOS Outreach
Vail Resorts Photos