Every September, Vail Resorts encourages their employees across the country to support local communities through a week-long volunteer event—EpicPromise Week. This year saw the most participation to date with over 2,200 employees giving back to the communities where they live and work.
Grand Teton Lodge Company (GTLC), which is owned and operated by Vail Resorts, had over 50 employees participate in three events throughout EpicPromise Week. Despite less than ideal weather conditions, volunteers contributed over 160 man hours to projects in Grand Teton that would not have been completed without their help. GTLC employees cleared 1,052 feet of brush at the Jackson Lake Dam parking area. At String Lake, they moved 20 cubic feet of materials to repair the boat launch, replaced 104 feet of buck-n-rail fencing, installed 25 restoration signs, rehabbed 1,578 feet of social trails, and completed the temporary installment of 6 bear boxes. Needless to say, their work will continue to improve the visitor experience at these popular spots for many years.
Thanks to Grand Teton Lodge Company and Vail Resorts for their years of support of the Foundation and for prioritizing volunteerism among their employees. We are so grateful for their partnership and dedication to make Grand Teton National Park the best that it can be!