Northstar California Employees, Families and Friends Unite to Revitalize Local Community during Vail Resorts’ Company-Wide, Annual EpicPromise Day

06 October 2016
  • Volunteers constructed and maintained parts of the Elizabethtown Meadows Trail; landscaped and removed debris from Pocket Park in downtown Truckee
  • EpicPromise Day is an event hosted under the greater Vail Resorts program, existing to support mountain resort environments and communities 
On Saturday, September 17, more than 100 volunteers of Northstar California Resort gathered to reinvigorate the surrounding natural landscape. Northstar’s volunteers united in support of Vail Resorts’ annual EpicPromise Day and represented a portion of roughly 2,000 employees, nationwide.

Approximately 100 volunteers constructed almost two miles of the Elizabethtown Meadow Trail. The terrain is facilitated by the Truckee Trails Foundation and connects the Waddle Ranch Preserve and associated trails into the Tompkins Memorial Trail and connects to the Martis Valley area. An additional 20 volunteers landscaped Pocket Park in downtown Truckee including planting over 150 native plants, gathering over 50 pounds of trash ranging from micro-trash to large pieces of rusty metal and pipes, as well as clearing over 60 pounds of debris from Trout Creek to improve water quality.

“EpicPromise is a remarkable program and a strong example of Northstar – and the greater Vail Resorts’ – commitment to environmental sustainability and to the people in these mountain towns,” said Beth Howard, vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort. “We appreciate the North Lake Tahoe area communities and are proud to partner with them for the greater good.”

EpicPromise acts year-round to uphold sustainability of the resort-area natural environment. Originally established in 2010, EpicPromise organizes 20,000 hours of company-sponsored employee volunteer time, executes on a variety of environmental initiatives annually, and contributes $7.8 million in charitable donations to 250 nonprofit partners. In 2015, Vail Resorts implemented the EpicPromise Foundation, which now allows the company to also support employees experiencing personal and financial challenges.  

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About Northstar California Resort
Northstar California™ is home 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 100 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, fly-fishing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking 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

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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 and consumer website is



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