Help Colorado Mountain Express Fill the Van This Saturday, November 16

13 November 2013
EDWARDS, Colo., Nov. 13, 2013 -- Colorado Mountain Express’ 16th Annual Fill the Van food drive will take place this Saturday, November 16 where thousands of pounds of food will be collected for food banks across Colorado’s mountain communities in Summit, Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin Counties. CME vans will be parked outside of area grocery stores throughout Summit County, Eagle County, the Roaring Fork Valley and Glenwood Springs for collections between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 
As part of a joint fundraising effort between  Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Resorts Echo, the Vail and Avon Police Departments, Eagle County Sheriff’s Department, and 9 NEWS 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive, the collected donations will remain in the county in which they were donated. Beneficiaries include Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) in Summit County, Eagle County’s Salvation Army, and Lift Up in the Roaring Fork Valley.
 
Food and monetary donations will be collected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Collection sites include:
 
Summit County
·         Dillon - City Market
·         Frisco –Wal-Mart
·         Breckenridge – City Market
 
Eagle County
·         Vail City Market
·         Avon Wal-Mart
·         Avon City Market
·         Edwards Village Market
·         Eagle City Market
·         Gypsum – Bella’s Market
 
Roaring Fork Valley
·         El Jebel City Market
·         Aspen – City Market
·         Glenwood Springs – City Market
 
In addition to Saturday's collections, Eagle County local police departments and emergency responders will be visiting Eagle County lower schools to collect donations this Friday, Nov.15. Teachers and school administrators have set forth a challenge to each grade to collect the most food.
 
Vail Resorts, CME’s parent company, is also participating in Fill the Van and 9NEWS 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive at its Broomfield headquarters on November 15 and donations will be brought to the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver. Departments will compete against each other in an attempt to collect the most food donations from employees. Vail Resorts has participated in the 9News 9Cares Colorado Shares food drive for the past four years as part of the company’s VR Echo Program. As the company’s social responsibility and environmental stewardship program, VR Echo enables Vail Resorts to preserve and care for its communities and the natural environments surrounding its resorts.
 
To learn more about CME visit www.coloradomountainexpress.com, or www.vailresortsecho.com to learn more about Vail Resorts Echo.
 
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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