Vail Resorts announced in 2017 their ‘Commit to Zero’ sustainability goal and have recently taken a big step towards that goal. Last November Vail announced a long-term wind energy contract to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100% of its estimated FY 2019 North American operations by 2020. Vail has also partnered with Eco-Products and starting this winter season is supplying all of their North American restaurants with compostable and recycled-content items. This will allow them to eliminate conventional single-use plastics.
“We are on a journey to re-imagine what it means to be a leader in sustainability by focusing on what’s right for our communities, our mountains and our future,” said Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts. “To succeed, we must rely on our individual and collective participation to ignite a passion for the great outdoors and strong communities for generations to come.”
Vail Resorts also recently signed a contract in Colorado with Xcel Energy supporting a new solar energy facility. They will also be sponsoring a request from Rocky Mountain Power for proposal for 308,000 MWh of renewable energy. In the last year Vail Resorts has invested $2.4 million in energy efficiency projects including energy-efficient building upgrades and low-energy snowmaking.
Read more on Vail Resort’s ‘Commit to Zero’ sustainability goal by clicking here.
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