EpicPromise Day is Vail Resorts' company-wide day of service. In 2018, Perisher partnered with local community groups including; Jindabyne Trail Stewardship, the Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club, Jindabyne Yabbies, Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons, the Rob Kneller Youth Foundation, Jindabyne Community Garden and Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne to accomplish tasks which would benefit their activities.
145 Perisher employees collectively worked 725 hours on building new and improving existing mountain bike trails, cleaning up waste around the Lake Jindabyne foreshore, improving facilities and surrounds at the Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club and the Jindabyne Disk Golf Course. This year a new greenhouse was also erected as part of the Jindabyne Community Garden. Additionally, as a part of Vail Resorts Commitment to Zero, Perisher’s EpicPromise Day was a Zero Land-fill event, committing to minimise packaging while sourcing recyclable and compostable products in an aim to contribute zero waste to land-fill through the event.
EpicPromise Day not only brings Perisher staff together after a busy winter season, it also connects them to the wider community. Earlier this year Perisher was commended for its EpicPromise Day at the Australian Business awards, winning an award for its Community Contribution.
“The EpicPromise programs run in our U.S. resorts and are a fantastic way for Vail Resorts to be supporting mountain communities. We are thrilled to be bringing these programs to the Snowy Mountains community.” - Peter Brulisauer – Perisher Chief Operating Officer
Launched in 2016 EpicPromise is aimed at bringing together the mountains, local communities, employees and guests to ignite a passion for the outdoors, conserve the natural environment and support local communities for a bright and sustainable future! Perisher is excited to be part of the EpicPromise program and currently looking at projects that can be included in this exciting day for the local community for the benefit of youth and the environment.
To see the work carried out to benefit the community in previous Perisher EpicPromise Days, click the links below.