"Our environment is part of us. How we care for our environment and live with it, utilize and enjoy it, determines the kind of people we are and will be."
—Laurance S. Rockefeller
Our Stewardship Legacy
Founded by Laurance Rockefeller in 1956 and acquired and re-launched by Vail Resorts in 2001, RockResorts has a history of managing legendary hotels that embrace their spectacular surroundings and enhance the natural beauty of their settings. Today, the RockResorts legacy reflects this original vision by celebrating the natural environment and recognizing that its beautiful resorts and their unique surroundings must be preserved and protected for the enjoyment of future generations.
In keeping with Rockefeller’s vision for eco-conscious luxury, RockResorts is developing comprehensive environmental programs across the full spectrum of its operations with a focus on energy and water conservation, renewable energy, sustainable construction practices, waste reduction and recycling, cuisine, local community outreach, education and guest activism.
Vail Resorts Corporate Social Responsibility Statement
We are the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations. Simply put, our product is the great outdoors and as such, we have a special obligation to protect the environment in which we live and work.
Our mission: Experience of a Lifetime.
Our Company operates in three segments: Mountain, Lodging and Real Estate. They are highly integrated and interdependent.
Everything we do needs to be aligned with our five stakeholders:
- Our Guests
- Our Employees
- Our Communities
- Our Shareholders
- Our Natural Environment
Rather than conflict, we see opportunity in aligning the interests of all of our stakeholders.
For Vail Resorts, sustainability means perpetuating the superior quality of the guest experience, rooted in the strength and success of our Company and our employees, preservation and care of our community, and stewardship of the spectacular environment that surrounds our resorts….indefinitely. We drive this commitment through Vail Resorts Echo, our corporate stewardship.
We invite our employees, guests, shareholders and the greater community to join us in our efforts to protect and celebrate the natural environment and to sustain all of our resources for future generations.
Vail Resorts Echo-Meetings
In keeping with the Rockefeller vision to celebrate, preserve and protect each unique natural environment, RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality are proud to offer Vail Resorts Echo-Meetings. All meetings and events hosted at any of our iconic destinations already exceed many standards in conservation and sustainability practices through what we call our “Environmental Automatics, ” an extensive list of commitments that touch all of our resort operations. Vail Resorts Echo-Meetings is designed to enhance our environmental stewardship program through an Incentive Program that encourages engagement from meeting and event participants and recognizes this commitment with rebates off the master account. And, while building your own Echo-Meeting, you have many opportunities to customize individual program offerings.
Echo-Meetings offers meeting planners and attendees a wide variety of environmentally sustainable options, from menu offerings from Appetite for Life to volunteer opportunities during their stay, making the incentive program accommodating and convenient for all events and gatherings. For more information, view our ebrochures, request a proposal or contact one our our National Sales Managers to start planning your unparalleled business meeting experience with Vail Resorts Echo-Meetings.
Calculate Your Carbon Offsets
We offer our guests whether visiting us on vacation or for business travel an easy to use resource to offset the carbon impacts associated with your travel. This resource is also highlighted as part of our Green Meetings and Events and Iconic Weddings programs.
Calculate your carbon offsets >>. In addition to the ability to offset your travel, we offer several resources through our online booking sources and our reservations staff to enhance your travel experience and support more sustainable travel. Ask about Colorado Mountain Express and other resort area transportation options.