7th Annual EpicPromise Day!
Thanks for your interest in the the seventh annual EpicPromise Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL PROJECTS. EpicPromise Day is Vail Resorts' company-wide day of service and we plan to have 2,000 employee volunteers, friends and family working on 11 different projects. (**Note that EpicPromise Day is reserved for Vail Resorts employees and their family and friends. It is not open to general community members at this time.)
- Park City, UT | Water quality projects throughout the Park City vicinity
- Eagle County, CO | Create a multi-use trail connecting areas around Minturn’s Little Beach Park along the Eagle River
- Summit County, CO | Construct a new, multi-use, singletrack trail to help direct traffic to Breckenridge from the popular Peaks Trail
- Front Range, CO | Repair, reconstruct and restore the popular Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Park, home of the world famous natural amphitheater THE FRONT RANGE PROJECT IS FULL. WE ENCOURAGE ALL FRONT RANGE PARTICIPANTS TO JOIN THE SUMMIT OR EAGLE COUNTY PROJECT. THANK YOU.
- Heavenly | Build a block retaining wall to stabilize a slope outside the Kahle Community Center and complete other park beautification projects
- Kirkwood | Assist in the beautification of Kirkwood Meadows Drive
- Northstar | Construct segments of the Elizabethtown Trail OR plant native vegetation at the recently constructed Pocket Park in Truckee
- Jackson | Maintenance and restoration projects to improve Grand Teton National Park infrastructure, trails and the visitor experience
- Afton Alps | Complete a variety of projects including wild flower seed collection, trout brook restoration and beautification within Afton State Park THE AFTON ALPS PROJECT IS FULL. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
- Mt. Brighton | Help with critical restoration projects throughout Brighton Recreational Area to improve the environment for wildlife THE MT. BRIGHTON PROJECT IS FULL. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
- Wilmot | Help with restoration projects throughout the state recreation area in Kansasville, Wisconsin.
A very big THANK YOU to the 1,802 Vail Resorts employees who participated in the 2015 EpicPromise Day, topping 2014 numbers by 11 percent and resulting in 7,208 hours of volunteer service to ten different projects. Employee volunteers helped build new trails, restore public lands, revamp local youth organizations, and improve vital stream systems. Check out the project stats and photos below.
2015 Instagram Contest
In 2015, we ran an Instagram Contest to showcase the fun and productivity of EpicPromise Day. Engagement was great - 116 people submitted 336 pictures with a total of 121,566 impressions. We collected photos from four company-wide categories - best action shot, best nature shot, best group shot and best youth shot - as well as the best photo from each region's project. Browse #EpicPromise on Instagram for all the great photos or check them out HERE.
2015 Project Stats
• 165 volunteers
• Club work included power-washing and painting the exterior of two mobile classrooms (using 29 gallons of paint!); constructing and installing wooden cubbies for storage; creating a Memorial Garden as an outdoor reading space; and disposing of 8 tons of debris
• Trail work included 1,000 feet of boardwalk repair; removing 200 feet of barbed wire; and rehabilitating the Sawtooth Trail
• North Lake Tahoe Examiner.com Media Coverage
South Lake Tahoe- Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe
• 243 volunteers
• Painted seven classrooms plus new games on the asphalt in the school yard; fixed hundreds of desks, tables and chairs with general carpentry work; created a music area and tuned all of the instruments; wood chipped the playground; de-bugged the Club's computer lab; provided general maintenance and oil changes to Club vehicles; and deep-cleaned the campus, including the kitchen, bathrooms and windows
• Also participated in the City of South Lake Tahoe annual parade with a resort-themed float!
• South Lake Tahoe Examiner.com Media Coverage
• Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Media Coverage
Front Range, CO- Denver Mountain Parks
Eagle County, CO- Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association
• 293 volunteers total
• Science School projects included constructing a new low ropes course; building picnic tables; improving the Horsey Trail throughout campus; mulching and landscaping; overhauling the Campitheater; deep cleaning and painting; and completing much needed office work like scanning and shredding
• Trail work included restoring 1.75 miles of trail in the Keystone Gulch area
• 202 volunteers
• Planted 1,600+ willows in eroding stream banks and in meadows; created three artificial beaver ponds in the Mormon Flat area; improved nearly a mile of stream health by removing invasive aquatic plants and installing recycled Christmas trees into the eroding stream banks; removed 40 bags of litter and thistle seed heads from the Swaner Preserve and Newpark area
• Trout Unlimited Media Coverage
• ParkRecord Media Coverage
Mt. Brighton, MI- Camp Northstar Reach
• 36 volunteers
• Landscaped the Camp's new Facility Manager's home including installing a new paver staircase and cleaning throughout; painted picture frames for the Camp's Outreach Program; and cleared the service road - it is now passable!
Afton Alps, MN- Denmark Township
• 69 volunteers
• A variety of tasks around Denmark Park and Town Hall, including re-roofing the picnic pavilion; painting and replacing wood on four benches; weeding the entire playground; landscaping around a water fountain; and staining a large deck
Jackson, WY- Grand Teton National Park & Foundation
• 85 volunteers
• Built three buck-n-rail fences to block social trails on Lunchtree Hill, filled a 25 gallon bag with litter; built and installed 10 informational signs to advise guests of areas closed for re-vegetation; rehabbed about two miles of trail