TRUCKEE, Calif. – Nov. 23, 2011 – Northstar California Resort, through Vail Resorts Echo, is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 grants it has awarded local non-profit organizations. Aimed at both protecting the beautiful natural resources 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, Vail Resorts Echo contributes more than $6 million to over 150 local organizations that surround its resorts. This year, Northstar has partnered with 25 non-profits who are working to create a bright future for locals through education, environmental protection and awareness, and important services.
“For the first time, Northstar has created a comprehensive program that is granting both cash and in-kind donations to enable groups like the Boys & Girls Club to focus on helping local teens, support critical education initiatives with Excellence in Education, and help Tahoe Forest Hospital with the construction of the new cancer center,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar. “These are just a few of the examples of the partnerships we are working to create through Vail Resorts Echo.”
The resort looks forward to creating tangible programs with each of the following organizations:
• Arts for the Schools Foundation
• Auburn Ski Club Associates, Inc.
• Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
• Disabled Sports USA Far West
• Excellence in Education Foundation
• Far West Nordic Ski Education Association
• Girls on the Run – Sierras
• Jordan and Kyra Memorial Foundation
• Kiwanis Club of North Lake Tahoe
• North Tahoe Business Association
• Rotary Club of Tahoe City
• Sierra Avalanche Center
• Sierra Senior Services
• Snowboard Outreach Society
• Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
• Tahoe Forest Health Foundation, Inc
• Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team
• Tahoe SAFE Alliance
• Truckee Community Christmas
• Truckee Donner Land Trust
• Truckee River Watershed Council
• Truckee Rotary
• Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
• Truckee Trails Foundation
• UC Berkeley Adventure Risk Challenge Program
For more information about Vail Resorts Echo and Northstar’s contributions, please visit www.vailresortsecho.com.
About Northstar California Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and 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.