Vail Mountain Cleanup Scheduled for Thursday, June 11

20 May 2015
  • All volunteers ages 5 and older will receive a single-day lift ticket voucher for 2015-2016 winter season
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own gloves, water, sun block, hat, snacks and sturdy hiking shoes.
The U.S. Forest Service and Vail Mountain invite community volunteers to the annual mountain cleanup, scheduled for Thursday, June 11. Volunteers will receive a single-day lift ticket voucher for the 2015-2016 winter ski and snowboard season and will be treated to a barbeque lunch, compliments of Vail Resorts.
“Vail Mountain is a place that locals and visitors alike enjoy year-round and we are grateful to Vail Resorts and the local community for volunteering to clean up their national forest and making this event such a success each year,” said Dave Neely, district ranger on the Eagle/Holy Cross District of the White River National Forest.
“Participating in Vail’s mountain cleanup day allows our guests and community the opportunity to make an instant positive impact on the mountain and our national forest,” added Brian Rodine, environmental manager for Vail Mountain. “Last summer more than 600 community volunteers and Vail employees collected over 1.5 tons of trash and recyclables at mountain cleanup. It’s amazing to see the difference that we can all make in just one day, and to remember the importance of conserving our national forests now for future generations to enjoy.”
On cleanup day, all volunteers should meet at the base of the Gondola One in Vail Village by 9 a.m. with their own work gloves, water, sun block, hat, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes and clothing for inclement weather. Volunteers will be transported up the mountain at 9 a.m. via Gondola One, provided with trash bags and transported to cleanup sites. The Wildwood Express Lift (#3) will also be running to help transport volunteers. In the event of severe weather, a decision will be made the morning of the clean up to either move forward or postpone until the following day.
Beginning at 12 p.m., the Vail Mountain dining staff will host a complimentary barbecue at Sarge’s Grill at Mid-Vail for all volunteers, at which time a single-day complimentary lift ticket voucher for the 2015-2016 winter season will be distributed to volunteers age 5 and older. After lunch, volunteers will meet again to continue cleaning and hike down to the base area on assigned trails. Those who choose not to walk down the mountain may download the gondola.
All volunteers will need to complete and sign a liability release form and bring it with them on the day of mountain cleanup in order to participate. Liability releases are available online at
Vail Resorts Epic Promise, the Company’s social responsibility and environmental stewardship program encompasses three core efforts – charitable giving, volunteerism and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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