Sustainability

Ways to give back and volunteer in Breck

Epic Promise The Vail Resorts EpicPromise program is about radiating good in all that we do. For Breckenridge Ski Resort, this not only means being a steward of our mountain environment but also of the community we call home. In this spirit, Breck supports nearly 60 programs and non-profit organizations across Summit County, Colorado. These… Read More

Behind the scenes: Snowmaking at Breck

It’s equal parts art and science. A balance that Breckenridge Ski Resort has been fine tuning since it fired up its first snow gun in 1982. With the ski resort opening in just a few weeks, snowmaking manager Brett Gray and his team of 33 (three shifts of 11 ladies and gents) are diligently working… Read More

Hitting the Trails on EpicPromise Day

Summer is here, and that has meant sunnier skies and warmer temperatures for Breckenridge. But just because summer is upon us doesn’t mean that Breckenridge Ski Resort’s EpicPromise program takes a break. During the summer, employees from all resorts in the Vail Resorts family dedicate volunteer hours to environmental restoration projects in their local communities. All… Read More

An Epic Week Celebrating an Epic Future

From teaching kids about energy to recycling, forest conservation, and charitable giving, we’ve explored some pretty amazing impacts the EpicPromise program has had right here in our own Breck backyard, but there’s one important topic we haven’t covered: EpicPromise itself! In celebration of Breck’s upcoming EpicPromise week, let’s find out a little more about the… Read More

Charitable giving and the CAIC

Many of us automatically think of environment when we contemplate issues of sustainability, and for good reason. Working to lessen our collective impact on the Earth is an important effort, which is why the environment is part of the Vail Resorts Epic Promise program. But true sustainability is about more than focusing on our natural… Read More

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Breck and the Three R’s of Sustainability

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This is a common refrain when thinking about our environmental actions, and Breckenridge Ski Resort has embraced the 3 R’s all across the mountain. You might be a regular recycler in your home, but do you think about recycling when you’re on vacation? Here at Breck, recycling is an important part of… Read More

Breckenridge Summer Couple Hiking

One Percent for the Forest

The next time you visit Breckenridge, open up a trail map and see if you can spot the U.S. Forest Service logo. You might not have given it much attention before, but it’s there because Breckenridge Ski Resort is actually located on national forest land – the White River National Forest, to be precise.  This… Read More

The science of snowmaking

We all thank Ullr, the Norse god of snow, when he blesses our mountains with fresh, sparkly powder falling from the skies, but we owe most of our early season turns to the science of snowmaking. Snowmaking is what allows ski areas like Breckenridge Ski Resort to open before we get our first major snowfalls… Read More

Soul of the Summit: The Summit Foundation

It’s no secret that Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of North America’s best ski resorts, but did you also know that the resort is a major charitable donor? It’s true! This season, Vail Resorts launched EpicPromise, its program focused on fostering community and environmental sustainability. But even though EpicPromise is new, Breck has a long… Read More

Environment and adventure: Breckenridge Film Festival is Sept. 18–21

Impressive cinematic resumes and brilliant outdoor and environmental documentaries, along with comedies and a touch of drama, are on tap for the Breckenridge Film Festival Sept. 18–21. The four-day fest unfolds with 66 films — one third revolving around environmental or outdoor themes — and screenings that transport audiences to Venezuela’s remote Mount Roraima, Alaskan… Read More