Colorado Mountain Express Contributes to Boulder Flood Relief Efforts in Conjunction with Vail Resorts

16 October 2013
For employees of Colorado Mountain Express (CME) and Beaver Creek Resort Transportation, their involvement in the Sept. 21 Eagle County Echo Day was just the beginning. In light of the massive floods striking Colorado, and the resulting re-direction of the Front Range Echo project, eight CME vans made the 100-mile trek to Boulder last Saturday, Oct. 5, to aid in local flood relief efforts.

There, CME and Beaver Creek Resort Transportation employees joined forces with 150 Vail Resorts employees to partner with Boulder County Parks and Open Space (BCPOS) and restore the Coal Creek trail system, where four miles of trails were washed out by the floods. This work was critical for the community, and one of BCPOS’s top priorities, as the route serves as a connector trail for commuters and recreational users in Superior, Erie and Lafayette.

The project’s efforts are in addition to a significant financial contribution pledged by Vail Resorts to benefit the Colorado Red Cross Disaster Relief. In the wake of the disaster, the Company made an immediate $100,000 contribution, in addition to pledging a $1 donation for every season pass sold in Colorado, which will more than double its overall contribution. The Company also worked with Colorado Red Cross so establish a website at http://www.redcross.org/vailresorts-emp for its 22,000 employees to contribute to the flood relief efforts directly.
 
To learn more about Vail Resorts Echo visit www.vailresortsecho.com, or www.coloradomountainexpress.com to learn more about CME.
 
About Colorado Mountain Express
Colorado Mountain Express provides reliable shuttles and charter van services from Denver International, Eagle County and Aspen Airports to most Colorado mountain locations including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Snowmass and Downtown Denver. CME’s fleet of 250 vehicles includes 10 passenger vans, 5 passenger four-wheel drive luxury SUVs, and 11 passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans. Free Wi-Fi is available onboard all vehicles.
 
About Vail Resorts Echo
Aimed at both protecting the iconic settings that surround the resorts and helping build stronger communities where the Company’s employees live and work, Vail Resorts Echo encompasses three core efforts – environmental stewardship, charitable giving and community volunteer engagement. Each year, VR Echo partners with more than 215 local non-profits; contributes more than $6M to support programs that create strong families, give local kids educational opportunities and preserve our forests; and contributes more than 15,500 hours of company-sponsored volunteer time. It is our hope that Vail Resorts Echo continues to reverberate positively in the places where we live, work and play for generations to come. For more information, visit www.vrecho.com.
 
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; Canyons in Park City, 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com

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Lesli Carlson

Email: lcarlson@vailresorts.com
Phone: 303-404-6472
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