Turning our waste into biodiesel

Vail on 12/2/2014 1:45:13 PM


Reducing waste is important to us. During the 2013/2014 ski season, we collected a total of 5,780 gallons of used vegetable oil from Vail Mountain and transported it off the mountain via the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Our food and beverage staff helped with this effort, and our partner ClearEcos helped us transport the used oil to Boulder, Colorado, where it was recycled into biodiesel for other uses. In just one season, we diverted over 43,000 pounds of waste away from the landfill and are happy to know that our mountain’s used vegetable oil is now powering other outlets in the form of biodiesel!