Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Grand Teton Lodge Company Employees Volunteer to Renew Popular Park Sites

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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.

GTLC employees work to improve the Jackson Lake Dam area.

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.

Volunteers at Jackson Lake Dam feeling satisfied after clearing vegetation from the parking area and trails.

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!

String Lake is one of the most popular lakes in the park. GTLC employees improved the boat launch to minimize erosion and protect resources in the area.