Creating a Promising Future
At Vail Resorts, everything we do is built upon the promise of bringing together the mountains, our communities, employees and guests to ignite a passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support our local communities for a bright and sustainable future. EpicPromise brings this to life as the umbrella brand for all of the company’s environmental and community giving efforts.
EpicPromise is how we will create a more promising future for generations to come. Vail Resorts wholeheartedly believes in preserving the intrinsic essence of the natural environments and communities in which we work, play and call home.
At Vail Resorts, everything we do is built upon the promise of bringing together the mountains, our communities, employees and guests to ignite a passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support our local communities for a bright, sustainable future.
Vail Resorts will be a benchmark for sustainable business practices. We will continue to re-imagine how to be an effective sustainability leader as we actively work every day to strengthen our communities, find operational inefficiencies, foster healthy environments and deliver strong financial results.
How We Practice Our Mission And Vision
Community Grants – Over the past five years, Perisher has donated more than $130,000 to the local community, focusing on community grants for youth programs and environmental initiatives. Under the EpicPromise Community Grants program, Perisher will continue to donate cash and product to local community groups benefiting youth and the environment.
EpicVolunteers – Vail Resorts employees have the chance to have a more enriching, in-depth Experience of a Lifetime by being awarded 40 hours of paid time off for a volunteer project with the charity of their choice. Since inception, more than 70 Vail Resorts employee volunteers have contributed 2,800 hours of service to non-profit organisations globally.
EpicPromise Day – For the past 4 years, Perisher has held annual Epic Promise Days, where employees were encouraged to volunteer a work day to come together around a community project benefitting local non-profit organisations in the areas of youth and the environment.
EpicPromise Foundation – Perisher Employees are eligible to apply to EpicPromise Foundation for emergency financial assistance in their times of need. Perisher Employees will also be able to apply for educational scholarships for themselves and their kids. Perisher Employees are also able to make voluntary donations to the EpicPromise Foundation to benefit other Vail Resorts Employees.
Environment – Operations at Perisher rely on cold winters, and with the changing climate it is increasingly more important for Vail Resorts to reduce its energy consumption and minimise its carbon footprint. This is achieved through improvements to heating, lighting, and energy management systems. Perisher will continue to drive improvements in its environmental performance through our Environmental Management System.
This commitment relies on our individual and collective participation to ensure we are igniting a passion for the great outdoors and strong communities for generations to come. In creating EpicPromise, we hope to inspire our employees, our guests and our communities to take action with us.
EpicPromise Day has been put on hold for 2020 as a result of COVID-19, we can't wait to bring it back in 2021!