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EpicPromise for a Zero Footprint

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Perisher, together with Vail Resorts, is apart of an epic promise to the planet, as we set our sights on zero. 

  • Zero net emissions by 2030.
  • Zero waste to landfill by 2030.
  • Zero net operating impact to forests and habitat.

“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, CEO, Vail Resorts

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Stories from the Road to Zero

Whistler Blackcomb achieves 100% renewable energy.           WhistlerButtonWhistler Blackcomb was a key member of a coalition formed to bring the Fitzsimmons Creek hydro project, owned by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., to life. Whistler Blackcomb's primary motivation was that this project would return back onto the grid an estimated 32 Gigawatt hours of electricity annually, the equivalent of energizing 3,000 to 4,000 homes and also equal to Whistler Blackcomb's annual energy consumption.             Reforesting 115,000 acres damaged by the hayman wildfire ReforestingButtonVail Resorts committed $750,000 to reforest the Hayman forest area with a focus on 45,000 acres in four major watersheds, planting approximately 200,000 trees and restoring vegetation to reduce erosion and revitalize stream habitats.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Efficient air compressors make snow faster, better, and with less energy    SnowgunsbuttonSnowmaking is one of the key areas of focus across our resorts. By replacing 15 air compressors at Vail and Beaver Creek with one high-powered compressor at each resort and adding sophisticated controls, the resorts produced more high-quality snow faster and with less energy. The estimated annual savings is more than 2 million Kilowatt hours per year or the amount of electricity used by 185 average U.S. homes in one year.

“We applaud Vail Resorts for their bold leadership and commitments that will help safeguard and accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. We are also thrilled to welcome Vail Resorts to the Ceres BICEP Network and look forward to working with them as they become a more powerful voice for stronger climate and clean energy policies." - Mindy Lubber, Ceres CEO and President.


"Congratulations to Vail Resorts for making such a bold environmental commitment. When companies do right by the planet, they do right by us all. I particularly appreciate their creation of even more demand for renewable energy. Here’s hoping many companies are inspired by Vail Resorts and create their own ambitious commitments. It’s what the world needs now. It also happens to make great business sense."   - L. Hunter Lovins, President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions.


"We’re delighted to welcome Vail Resorts to RE100 as our first member from the tourism industry. Vail Resorts is demonstrating clear leadership in its commitment to source 100% renewable electricity – a key step in helping the company reach net zero emissions by 2030. We look forward to others following this example."  - Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at the Climate Group.

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