Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort’s parent company took a big step in its goal to reach 100% renewable electricity usage by 2030.  

Vail Resorts announced Wednesday morning that the Plum Creek Wind Project, based in Nebraska has gone online. Vail has agreed to purchase 310,000 megawatt hours of wind energy annually from the project, which will address more than 90% of the company's current electric usage in its North American resorts. 


COVID-19 cut the 2019-2020 ski season short by about a month and "significantly impacted" Vail Resorts' third quarter earnings, according to the ski company.  Thursday, CEO Rob Katz told investors the company lost $140 million in the first four months of 2020. Net income was $152 million, down from $292 million the year before.

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In an effort to honor the loyalty of its pass holders – and perhaps stave off a class action lawsuit filed against them, Vail Resorts announced a comprehensive plan Monday morning to address pass holders’ concerns about last season’s early closures.


In response to the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on mountain resort communities, Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and his wife Elena Amsterdam are donating $2.5 million to employees and the towns where Vail operates. The Park City Community Foundation will receive $200,000 which will provide emergency assistance to those most in need.

  Vail Resorts announced today that all of its North American resorts and retail stores will remain closed for the 2019-20 winter ski season amidst the continued challenges associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision follows the Company’s previously announced closure of its resorts from Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 22.

In a release Vail stated their top priority was the health and wellbeing of their guests and employees, and to the communities where they operate. 

The mountain company, which owns Park City Mountain Resort, announced that they will suspend all operations of their North American resorts and retail stores beginning Sunday, March 15 through Sunday March 22. During that time the company will reassess their approach for the rest of the season.

UPDATE: Vail will close North American resorts starting Sunday March 15 through Sunday March 22.

On Friday evening, in a news release titled "COVID-19 Update: Vail Resorts Takes Action to Encourage Social Distancing," the resort company announced its North American resorts would remain open, and they were taking the following steps to slow the spread of COVID-19:

-Resorts will not serve hot food, but will have pre-packaged food available.  

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This week, the application to develop that parking lots at the base of Park City Mountain Resort was filed with the Park City Planning Department.   The plans have been in the works for more than two decades…

Wasatch And Summit County SOS Outreach


About 400 kids from Wasatch and Summit Counties participate in a winter program that offers underserved youth a chance to learn to ski and snowboard.

Vail Resorts was one of the original founders 25 years ago.

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KPCW was one of 36 local nonprofit organizations that received a community grant from the annual EpicPromise Foundation Wednesday night.

Every year, Vail Resorts hands out more than $9.4 million in cash and in-kind support to more than 250 nonprofit partners in the mountain communities in which they do business.

Locally, the grants and contributions focus on youth programs and environmental initiatives that impact the Summit and Wasatch County communities.

Snowy mountains in the background with a phone in the foreground showing some of the functions of the new Ikon Pass Mobile App
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Alterra Mountain Company launched the Ikon Pass app this week.

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Vail Resorts recently released its EpicPromise progress report, showing the company’s headway toward achieving its net zero operating goals. 

Vail Resorts has a goal of having a net-zero operating footprint by 2030. There are three subgoals under the umbrella of that larger one: zero net emissions; zero waste to landfill; and zero net operating impact to forests and habitats.

On today's show host Carolyn Murray talks with Summit County Deputy County Clerk Kellie Robinson about the upcoming election.

Summit County Regional Transportation Planning Manager, Caroline Rodriguez calls in with an update on the newly finished transit and transportation plan.

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Representatives from the nation’s largest ski resort companies explained what their organizations are doing to reduce their environmental impact at the Mountain Towns 2030 conference Wednesday. 

Vail Resorts Sustainability Director Kate Wilson says the organization set a resort-wide goal in 2017 to be net-zero carbon by 2030. That includes zero net emissions, zero waste to landfills and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat. Vail acquired Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Village in 2014.

Last week a big week for Vail Resorts.  Vail announced it had purchased Peak Resorts and announced its 4th quarter earnings. Doug and Renai report on the Investor call.