Improving Wildlife Habitat
Highway Clean Up.
Each spring, Vail Resort presents the largest annual highway and road clean up day in the state of Colorado in conjunction with the Eagle River Watershed Council, a local non-profit conservation organization. With the support of over 900 volunteers, local businesses and the Colorado Department of Transportation, 90 miles of highway in Eagle Valley are cleaned of litter. In 2005, the volunteer group collected and disposed of 89,300 pounds of litter during the three hour event.
River Clean Up.
Vail Resorts hosts annual community clean up events of the Eagle River in Eagle County, Colorado and the Blue River in Summit County, Colorado. Both watersheds directly affect the wildlife habitats and overall environmental quality of areas near all our Colorado mountain resorts and lodging properties.
Aiding the Experts.
Our company annually supports the local chapters of Ducks Unlimited, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Foundation to protect the habitat of our region's native animals and plants. In funding these outstanding organizations, wetlands, forests and other wildlife areas are restored, managed and protected.
Keeping Breckenridge Wild.
Breckenridge strives to operate in harmony with the migration and mating habits of local wildlife. The resort's dates of operation and posted closures reflect the need to provide space to elk during calving season and Breckenridge supported the reintroduction of the Canada Lynx through a contribution of $200,000 to the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The resort also promotes environmental education through its SKE-COLOGY program which combines children's ski lessons with wildlife education, encouraging students to learn more about our local ecosystem.