Vail Resorts

Awards & Accolades

2007

Breckenridge: #3 TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine's top resorts of 2007

Vail: #7 TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine's top resorts of 2007

Heavenly: #10 TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine's top resorts of 2007

Vail: #1 Ski Resort in North America, SKI Magazine's Annual Reader Survey, 2007

Breckenridge: #5 of TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Destination Hot Spots, 2007

Vail:
#7 of TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Destination Hot Spots, 2007

RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Awards for Lodging 2007: Keystone Lodge (18th consecutive year); Snake River Lodge & Spa (4th consecutive year); The Lodge at Vail (1st year)

RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Awards for Dining 2007: Keystone Ranch at Keystone Lodge (17th consecutive year); Grouse Mountain Grill at The Pines Lodge (10th consecutive year); Alpenglow Stube at Keystone Lodge (14th consecutive year); Fuego at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa (3rd consecutive year); The Wildflower at The Lodge at Vail (1st year)

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2007: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera and The Pines Lodge

RockResorts: Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2007: Keystone Lodge (22nd consecutive year; longest honored resort member); The Pines Lodge; Snake River Lodge & Spa; The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; The Lodge at Vail

RockResorts: Leading Hotels of the World 2007: La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

RockResorts: Virtuoso Travel Provider 2007: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; The Lodge at Vail; Snake River Lodge & Spa

Grand Teton Lodge Company: U.S. Green Building Council awards the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club LEED-CI Silver designation in February 2007 for the environmentally friendly renovation of its 10,000 square-foot Clubhouse.

2006

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2006: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa; The Pines Lodge

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice 2006: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 Golf Resorts 2006: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler Top 50 Ski Resort Hotels in North America, 2006: The Lodge at Vail

RockResorts: Golfweek's America's Best Courses You Can Play 2006: #2 & #3 in Colorado awarded to Red Sky Golf Club's Greg Norman and Tom Fazio courses

RockResorts: Golf For Women, Top 50 Courses for Women, 2006: The River Course at Keystone

RockResorts: Golf Magazine Silver Medal Resorts, 2006: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; Keystone Lodge

RockResorts: Golf Magazine's Top 100 You Can Play, 2006: Red Sky Golf Club

RockResorts: Golf Digest's Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America, 2006: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; Beaver Creek Resort; Keystone Resort

RockResorts: Luxury Golf & Travel Magazine Top 50 Diamond Golf Resorts, 2006: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

RockResorts: Meetings & Conventions Magazine Gold Key Hall of Fame, 2006: Keystone Lodge; Gold Key Award, 2006: Keystone Convention Center

Vail: Cadogan Guides (UK) Great Skiing & Snowboarding Awards, 2006: "Best Family Resort, North America"

RockResorts: Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, 2006: Keystone Ranch at Keystone Lodge

RockResorts: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 2006: Mirador, The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; Keystone Ranch at Keystone;  Lodge; Gamefish, Snake River Lodge & Spa

Beaver Creek: National Ski Area Association's 2006 Best Overall Customer Service Program Award

Beaver Creek: National Ski Area Association's 2006 Best Freestyle Terrain Safety Program Award

Breckenridge: BBC's Top Five Ski Areas in the World, 2006

Corporate: The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program recognizes Vail Resorts with the first-ever 24-Karat Challenge Award for "above and beyond" environmental achievement in December 2006.

Corporate: Vail Resorts is awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2006 National Green Power Award for its commitment to wind energy in December 2006.

Corporate: U.S. Forest Service bestows the Regional Forester Honor Award, the agency's highest honor, upon Vail Resorts for its leadership and commitment in furthering sustainable operations in December, 2006

Corporate: Vail Resorts receives the "Stay Cool, Take Action" Award at the Aspen Climate Action Conference in recognition of its wind power purchase in November, 2006
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Vail: In 2006, Colorado's Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), recognizes Vail Mountain as a Gold Leader, considered the most prestigious level of the program. To qualify, Gold Leaders must have maintained a clean compliance record at least three years prior to applying to the program.

2005

Vail: 5280 Magazine's "Top of the Mountains Awards" 2005: Top Ski Instructor (L.J. Joseph)

Vail: 5280 Magazine's "Top of the Mountains Awards" 2005: Top Ski Instructor (Kalina Nicolova Simeonova)

Breckenridge: 5280 Magazine's "Top of the Mountains Awards" 2005: Best Mountain Shopping Town

Beaver Creek: Wine Spectator Magazine's "Best Of" Award of Excellence, 2005: Zach's Cabin

RockResorts: Wine Spectator Magazine's Restaurant Guide Award, 2005: Fuego, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

Vail: National Ski Area Association's "Best in Class Skier Safety Program" 2005 (sixth consecutive year)

RockResorts: AAA Four Diamond Award for Dining, 2005: Keystone Ranch; Grouse Mountain Grill (The Pines Lodge); Alpenglow Stube (Keystone Mountain)

RockResorts: Travel + Leisure Magazine's 500 Greatest Hotels in the World, 2005: La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa; The Lodge at Vail

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler Magazine's Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America, 2005: The Lodge at Vail; Keystone Lodge; The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera; The Pines Lodge

RockResorts: Departures Magazine, Top 10 Ski Resort Hotels in North America, 2005: The Lodge at Vail (rated #1); Snake River Lodge & Spa

RockResorts: Golf for Women Magazine's Top 50 Courses for Women, 2005: The River Course at Keystone

RockResorts: Colorado Golf Magazine Best Resort Courses of Colorado, 2005: Red Sky Golf Club; The Club at Cordillera; Keystone Ranch Golf Course; The River Course at Keystone; Beaver Creek Golf Club

RockResorts: Successful Meetings Magazine Platinum Choice Awards, 2005: The Lodge at Vail; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

RockResorts: Successful Meetings Magazine Pinnacle Award, 2005: The Lodge at Vail

Breckenridge: Colorado Ski Country USA Snowmaker of the Year 2005: Tony Wertin

Beaver Creek: Colorado Ski Country USA Slope Groomer of the Year 2005: Britt Bishop

Beaver Creek: Colorado Ski Country USA Terrain Master of the Year 2005: Dan Ramker

Breckenridge: Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Patroller of the Year 2005: Susie Nothnagel

Grand Teton Lodge Company: GTLC becomes the first lodging company in the nation to receive ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality management systems in September 2005.

Keystone: Keystone receives the ‘Caring for the Land Stewardship Award' at the U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester's Honor Awards, Rocky Mountain Region, 2005 . The resort was honored for support of Forest Service Programs, leadership in environmental sensitivity, and willingness to try new approaches to resource stewardship.

2004

Vail: SKI Magazine: #1 Ski Resort in North America of 2004 (13 of the past 17 years)

Beaver Creek: SKI Magazine: #4 Ski Resort in North America of 2004

Breckenridge: SKI Magazine: #6 Ski Resort in North America of 2004 
 
Keystone: SKI Magazine: #15 Ski Resort in North America of 2004

Heavenly: SKI Magazine: #16 Ski Resort in North America of 2004

Vail: Leading Mountain Resorts of the World designation, 2004

RockResorts: Travel + Leisure's 500 Greatest Hotels in the World of 2004: Lodge at Vail

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler 10 Top Resorts in the U.S. of 2004: The Pines Lodge (Beaver Creek)

RockResorts: Condé Nast Traveler Top 50 Ski Resort Hotels in North America of 2004: Lodge at Vail

RockResorts: Departure Magazine's Highest Rated Ski Resort Hotel in North America of 2004: Lodge at Vail

RockResorts: Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide – Highest Quality Scores/Property: Keystone Lodge and The Pines Lodge

Keystone: Zagat's Highest Rated Restaurant in Colorado, 2004: Keystone Ranch

Keystone:Meetings & Conventions' 2004 Gold Key Award: Keystone Conference Center

RockResorts: Golf Magazine's Top 100 You Can Play of 2004: Red Sky Golf Club

Vail: Mountain Sports Media's Silver Eagle Award for Energy Conservation awarded in May 2004

Grand Teton Lodge Company: GTLC receives the prestigious Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award in the "Cooperators" category in August 2004

Vail: Mountain Sports Media's 2004 Silver Eagle Award for Energy Conservation from the National Ski Area Association and Mountain Sports Media

Keystone: Mountain Sports Media 2004 Silver Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling from the National Ski Area Association and Mountain Sports Media

Vail: Colorado's 2004 Pollution Prevention Champion Award for providing ski industry leadership in pollution prevention and environmental programs.

Grand Teton Lodge Company: GTLC receives EPA Region VIII ‘Environmental Achievement Award' in 2004 for work in reducing operational impacts through pollution prevention.

Grand Teton Lodge Company: GTLC becomes Wyoming's first member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Performance Track program in 2004 which recognizes, rewards and encourages top environmental performers that consistently exceed regulatory requirements, work closely with their communities and excel in protecting the environment and public health.

Grand Teton Lodge Company: GTLC receives ISO 14001 certification in 2004 from the International Organization for Standardization for its Environmental Management System (EMS), becoming one of the first ISO 14001 fully certified tourism companies in Wyoming and one of the few national park concessionaires to achieve this distinction.

Grand Teton Lodge Company: GTLC expands its membership in the Green Hotels Association in 2004 to include all of its lodging operations including 385-room Jackson Lake Lodge, 37-cabin Jenny Lake Lodge and 166-cabin Colter Bay Village.

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