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The Arrabelle at Vail Square, CO

Visit The Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, CO
This world-class hotel & spa features 62 distinctive guest rooms, over 25 one to six bedroom privately owned condominiums, a lavish 10,000-square-foot RockResorts Spa, and exceptional personalized services including concierge, ski valet and more.
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The Lodge at Vail, CO

Visit The Lodge at Vail in Vail, CO
Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, in the heart of the renowned Vail Village, The Lodge at Vail combines perfect location and fine service with the classic ambiance of this famous alpine-inspired hotel.
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The Osprey at Beaver Creek, CO

Visit The Osprey at Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, CO
Experience the supremely stylish side of Beaver Creek at The Osprey, a brand new slope-side RockResort boutique hotel where contemporary design comes together with luxurious comfort like never before. Elegant amenities. Exceptional service. A gourmet tapas bar and lounge. All closer to a ski lift than any other hotel in North America.
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The Pines Lodge, CO

Visit The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, CO
Slopeside at Beaver Creek and situated amid a towering grove of aspen and pine, this luxurious yet intimate lodge affords ski-in/ski-out access, exceptional accommodations,a rich variety of amenities, and remarkable views throughout the year.
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One Ski Hill Place, CO

Visit One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colorado
Featuring 88 ski-in/ski-out residences and an ideal on-mountain location in Breckenridge, Colorado - One Ski Hill Place, the one place where luxury living and perfect living connect.
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Half Moon, Jamaica

Visit Half Moon in Rose Hall, Jamaica
Half Moon, A RockResort, has been setting the standard for Caribbean luxury vacations for more than 50 years. Ideally located on Jamaica's northern coast, Half Moon's 400 acres feature beautifully landscaped gardens, charming whitewashed cottages and two miles of private white-sand beach.
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Environmental Programs for Sustainable Resorts

Several  brand-wide environmental initiatives are in place to focus on enhancing the guest experience and upholding the RockResorts standard of luxury while balancing environmental impacts.  Targeted areas of our resort operations include:

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.

Meeting planners have the opportunity to arrange events that will incorporate sustainable practices in every facet of their group’s experience.   From the initial planning stages to final meeting session, RockResorts meetings and conventions staff assist meeting planners every step of the way. At the resort, RockResorts will offer sustainable food and beverage options, environmentally friendly and sustainable décor, recycling, and resources for carbon-offset programs to minimize travel impacts for groups of any size. Learn More

Green Meetings Resources:
Green Equals Growth
How to get Green "To Go"

Guest Rooms & Healthier Housekeeping

RockResorts is committed to transitioning its current guestrooms to integrate more environmental features intended to enhance the guest experience while minimizing impacts to the natural environment. We are proud that all RockResorts are 100% smoke free*. At each hotel we are building on a 10-point program that is built on the following components:

  • In-room recycling for items such as newspapers and beverage containers**
  • Terry (towel) and linen reuse offering our guests the opportunity to support energy and water conservation efforts
  • Safer, environmentally preferable cleaning products. Lower toxic products made with bio-based cleaners
  • Custom formulated natural and essential oil amenities based with lavender, lemongrass and green tea and free of preservatives such as parabens and additives like Sodium Laureth Sulfate and derivatives and packaged in recyclable packaging
  • Energy efficient lighting and electronics
  • Water conserving fixtures - lower flow, high performance showerheads and faucets
  • Recycled content personal paper products
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and recycled content in-room collateral and stationary
  • Paints and finishes with no or low volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Reusable and renewable jute newspaper bag and daily newspaper opt out programs

At several of our properties you will also see other commitments that are emerging brand standards such as:

  • Paperless check-in/check-out
  • Bio plastic (PLA) key cards and jackets printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified 100% post-consumer recycled content paper.
  • Utilization of sustainable and efficient building and remodeling products including windows, decking, flooring and other finishing products.
  • Organic/natural/regional snacks and beverages in honor bar (where applicable)
  • Donation of retired hard and soft goods to local charities

*Some international resort properties may not be 100% smoke-free.

**Recycling may be limited in some international resort properties.

"Environmentally Engaged" Weddings

From the majestic mountains of Vail to the authentic adobes of Santa Fe, couples can now say "I Do" at a RockResort without saying "I Don’t" to Mother Nature. Couples can celebrate their special day with an “Environmentally Engaged” Iconic Wedding.  A RockResorts event planner will work with the bride and groom to incorporate more personal sustainability practices into their special occasion that go far beyond simply recycling the cans from the "Just Married" sign.

Custom touches that are as unique as the bride and groom can put a touch of green in every aspect of the wedding.  Features include organic, natural and regional cuisine and beverages, organic flower and sustainable décor and carbon friendly transportation options. Our team is also prepared to offer the bride and groom other helpful green planning tips. Learn More

Water on the Rocks Program

Water on the Rocks Program is our commitment to eliminate nearly all disposable plastic water bottles. RockResorts® properties from Vail to Jamaica and lodging properties in all four Colorado mountain resorts: Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Beaver Creek, are expecting to save an estimated 540,000 plastic water bottles from the waste stream. This program eliminates plastic water bottles in guest rooms and offers hotel guests reusable water bottles filled with water filtered at the property.

As part of Water on the Rocks, two pre-filled glass bottles are placed in each guest room and refreshed as needed during daily housekeeping or by request.  For guests on the go, they will also have the option to purchase stylish, reusable RockResorts logoed water bottles (BPA-free plastic or stainless steel) for four dollars at hotel front desks or spas that can be refilled at several water refilling locations around each property. In many resort locations, guests will also be treated to fresh flavored water such as cucumber or lemon.

The program was designed by the RockResorts “Tap Force” to eliminate 99 percent of complimentary plastic water bottles in both guest rooms and food and beverage operations. National recycling rates indicate that less than 20 percent of plastic bottles get recycled each year in our country. By eliminating more than 540,000 plastic bottles from guest room operations a full phase one implementation, the program will save nearly 3,400 barrels of oil that would be required to manufacture and ship the plastic bottlesLearn more 

Appetite for Life - Sustainable Cuisine

We believe good food is fuel for a life well lived and we're on a path to source ingredients of the highest quality, produced in a healthy and sustainable way. To this end, RockResorts is committed to expanding it use of sustainable cuisine and continues to integrate additional organic and natural products, including meats, poultry, dairy, breads, produce and beverages such as wines and spirits.

In addition, each RockResorts property will feature numerous signature dishes with locally grown and produced ingredients sourced from local farms, regional farmers markets, and in many cases on-site gardens where our chefs grow seasonal herbs, vegetables and edible flowers.

Guests at our resorts will truly enjoy other unique tastes and treats such as homemade granolas, jams and jellies and other signature menu selections that truly connect guests to the iconic locations they are visiting and the extraordinary talent and passion of our culinary teams.

Sustainable Fish and Seafood

We are committed to do our part to support global environmental protection and to do this at our hotels and resorts, our on-mountain dining outlets offer fish and seafood selections from sustainably managed sources. We utilize several resources to guide our purchasing decisions including the Seafood Choices Alliance, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, and the Marine Stewardship Council.

For more information on choosing fish and seafood that is healthier for you and the environment visit:

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Seafood Choices Alliance
Marine Stewardship Council

Energy and Water Conservation

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the lodging industry, as part of its total energy usage, spends on average nearly 60% of its budget to heat, provide water to and light its facilities. This provides all hotels and resorts with prime opportunities to reduce demands.

To more aggressively address energy conservation, in the fall of 2008, Vail Resorts launched an internal campaign, Target 10% to reduce its energy consumption including electricity and fuels in our on-mountain facilities, hotels, chairlifts, and fleet operations to reach a companywide 10% energy reduction by the end of 2010.  As of August 2010,  companywide we have reduced energy use by approximately 7.2% over a 2008 baseline.  Our work continues and several projects are in the works to help us reach the 10% reduction and to continue this effort well into the future.

Several efforts are underway, including:

  • Lighting retrofits
  • Installation of timers and motion sensors to power down lighting and heating, cooling and ventilation systems and other equipment
  • Employee carpool incentives for business travel
  • Idlewise vehicle idling for never more than five minutes or carpooling
  • Installation of EnergyStar rated equipment and electronics
  • Upgrades to heating and cooling systems
  • Improvements to swimming pools and spas
  • Window replacements
  • Employee and guest education


To reduce water usage we continue to install  low-flow faucets, showerheads, toilets, kitchen sprayers and water efficient laundry equipment, as well as the integration of EPA EnergyStar™ rated appliances is becoming common practice throughout all of our properties.
Our resorts actively engage our guests in conservation efforts, such as offering visitors the choice to reuse their daily linens and towels to reduce water and energy usage.

Renewable Energy

In keeping with our commitment to reduce overall companywide energy use we continue to look for opportunities to invest in technologies to support the on site generation of renewable energy.  We are evaluating opportunities to utilize such technologies as solar, geothermal, and micro hydro to generate power to support our operations. To date we have invested in several projects.

In summer 2008, Vail Mountain partnered with the U.S. Forest Service and Holy Cross Electric Company to harness Colorado sunshine for its energy needs in several public buildings at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola. Vail Mountain installed an 8.4-kilowatt photovoltaic system consisting of 42 200-watt panels on the roof of Bailey's restaurant at Adventure Ridge. This new highly efficient system provides enough solar energy to power the entire building, and the excess electricity will light other facilities at Eagle's Nest.

We also have installed solar photovoltaic panels in place at the information kiosk at River Run in Keystone and plans are underway at the Landings St. Lucia to install a solar hot water heating system.

Energy and Water Conservation

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the lodging industry, as part of its total energy usage, spends on average nearly 60% of its budget to heat, provide water to and light its facilities. This provides all hotels and resorts with prime opportunities to reduce demands.
To more aggressively address energy conservation, in the fall of 2008, Vail Resorts launched an internal campaign, "Use Less, Do More" to reduce its energy consumption including electricity and fuels in our on-mountain facilities, hotels, chairlifts, and fleet operations to reach a companywide 10% energy reduction by 2010.  As of August 1, 2009 companywide we have reduced energy use by approximately 6% over a 2008 baseline. 

Several efforts are underway, including:

  • Lighting retrofits
  • Installation of timers and motion sensors to power down lighting and heating, cooling and ventilation systems and other equipment
  • Employee carpool incentives for business travel
  • Idlewise vehicle idling for never more than five minutes or carpooling
  • Installation of EnergyStar rated equipment and electronics
  • Window replacements
  • Employee and guest education
To reduce water usage we continue to install  low-flow faucets, showerheads, toilets, kitchen sprayers and water efficient laundry equipment, as well as the integration of EPA EnergyStar™ rated appliances is becoming common practice throughout all of our properties.

Our resorts actively engage our guests in conservation efforts, such as offering visitors the choice to reuse their daily linens and towels to reduce water and energy usage.

Renewable Energy

In keeping with our commitment to reduce overall companywide energy use we continue to look for opportunities to invest in technologies to support the on site generation of renewable energy.  We are evaluating opportunities to utilize such technologies as solar, geothermal, and micro hydro to generate power to support our operations. To date we have invested in several projects.

In summer 2008, Vail Mountain partnered with the U.S. Forest Service and Holy Cross Electric Company to harness Colorado sunshine for its energy needs in several public buildings at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola. Vail Mountain installed an 8.4-kilowatt photovoltaic system consisting of 42 200-watt panels on the roof of Bailey's restaurant at Adventure Ridge. This new highly efficient system provides enough solar energy to power the entire building, and the excess electricity will light other facilities at Eagle's Nest.

We also have installed solar photovoltaic panels in place at the information kiosk at River Run in Keystone and research is underway to evaluate solar hot water systems at our Caribbean resorts.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

From food and beverage operations to guest rooms to administrative operations we continue to look for opportunities to reduce waste generated and increase recycling and reuse efforts.  We work actively with our procurement team, vendors and suppliers, and our local communities to look for opportunities to reduce waste on the front end of our operations and to source products that are made with recyclable, renewable, resource efficient, and local and regional materials whenever possible.

At nearly all of our operations at least basic level recycling programs are in place to manage paper, plastics, glass and metals. In some of our operations including Keystone and Breckenridge resorts we participate in food waste composting programs. In fact, through our Keystone operations more than five tons each month of food waste is being diverted to the Summit County composting facility.

To reduce the amount of partially used shampoo, shower gels, lotions, and conditioners sent to the landfill each year, we are partnering with Clean the World (CTW), a non-profit organization  committed to the prevention of illness and death caused by acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease in countries across the globe. Each year over 5 million lives are lost to these diseases with the majority being children under five.

Products collected at some of our RockResorts will be sent to CTW to be sanitized and repackaged and sent to developing nations to support proper health and hygiene efforts. For more information www.cleantheworld.org.

National Forest Foundation and Local Forest Conservation

National Forest Foundation and Local Forest Conservation

RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality are partnering with the National Forest Foundation (the non-profit partner of the U.S, Forest Service) and the Tahoe Fund (the nonprofit partner committed to protecting the Lake Tahoe Basin) to support projects that improve and enhance the White River National Forest in Colorado and Lake Tahoe Basin in California and Nevada, where we operate our seven mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.

The largest program of its kind in the country, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) Ski Conservation Fund has raised more than $2.3 million for on-the-ground conservation efforts since the program inception in 2006. Partnering with local community organizations, such as the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, the National Forest Foundation supports trail and forest recreation improvement projects and helps restore wildlife habitats and critical watersheds.

An essential investment.
We offer guests at our mountain resorts in both Colorado and the Lake Tahoe region the opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind fundraising effort by contributing $1 on season passes, $1 on online lift ticket transactions and $1 per room night at any Colorado RockResort or other Vail Resorts Hospitality property.

RockResorts and Vail Resorts forward 100% of all contributions in Colorado to the National Forest Foundation (NFF). For every dollar contributed by guests, NFF will contribute $.50 and invest a total of $1.50 in on-the-ground conservation projects in the White River National Forest. In Nevada and California, Vail Resorts forwards 100% of contributions to the Tahoe Fund to help fund conservation projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  These include conservation projects such as trail and forest recreation improvements, wildlife habitat and watershed restoration, and community-based forestry programs.

Similar voluntary contribution programs exist at other RockResort properties outside of Colorado and Lake Tahoe areas to support local environmental conservation efforts. These include the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Dominican Republic Reef Check, and Montego Bay Marine Park Foundation. 

Making a difference.
Through the National Forest Foundation (NFF) program alone, local community organizations have completed more than 60 environmental restoration projects in our national forests. We salute the many organizations and hundreds of volunteers for their tireless work and countless hours improving the health of our national forests for future generations to enjoy. Here are just a few of those projects and organizations.

1. Volunteers from Eagle County helped restore riparian habitat and Cutthroat trout populations along the Eagle River. The Red Dirt Creek Stream suffered from overuse, cattle grazing and unregulated campgrounds and roads creating increased sedimentation and lost of habitat along the River. Volunteers planted hundreds of willow saplings, installed cattle barriers and relocated campgrounds to help bring restore the river.

2. Little Mountain Trail provides immediate trail access from the Town of Breckenridge for over 2,300 local and regional visitors each year. Volunteers of all ages came out to help build and maintained 2,890 feet of trail and construct several erosion-mitigation structures such as rock walls, culverts, and check dams.

Learn more about this contribution program visit VR Echo, the National Forest Foundation or The Tahoe Fund.

Forest Health and Watershed Restoration – The Hayman Restoration Partnership

In September 2009, our long standing partnership was taken to the next level when we announced “Treasured Landscapes: The Hayman Restoration Partnership - Working Together for Healthy Forests and Clean Water,” a collaborative effort between Vail Resorts, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the USDA Forest Service, in one of the most comprehensive forest health and watershed public-private partnership post-fire restoration projects in the country. Seven years after Colorado’s largest and most devastating wildfire this collaborative work project aims to restore forest health and water quality to this critical ecosystem that supplies water to more than 75% of the Denver metro area.

The total project area for the Hayman Restoration Partnership is over 115,000 thousand acres, with the majority of the work honing in on 45,000 acres of the most severely affected areas in four watersheds that feed into the Upper South Platte River, the main water supply for Denver. Instead of focusing on only one element of restoration, such as planting trees, the Hayman Restoration project will address the entire ecosystem with a multi-faceted and strategic work plan involves restoration and planting of native species in these four watersheds - West Creek, Manitou Park, Lower Trout and Four Mile. Learn More 

Green Development

RockResorts and its parent company, Vail Resorts, are committed to integrating sustainable building practices, wherever possible, in all construction and development activities. The $1.5 billion Ever Vail development, which will include a RockResorts hotel when completed is pre-certified at the Platinum  level, and will be the largest U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified resort project within the neighborhood development program in North America.

One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort in Breckenridge, CO, is designed using sustainable building practices and will be certified with the Green Globes standards and the recently-constructed golf clubhouse at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is Gold LEED-certified and one of  the first golf clubhouses and one of only a few LEED certified buildings in Wyoming. The Vail Resorts corporate offices in Broomfield, CO are also LEED certified under the commercial interiors program.

As our success rests on providing extraordinary resorts, we look to find the best of both worlds in constructing more sustainable  buildings: providing our guests with upscale facilities while respecting our obligation to protect the environment.  To support this commitment, the company is developing minimum green building standards to ensure that whether a lift shack or luxury hotel is constructed or undergoes a major renovation, we are keeping our eye on the performance and efficiency of these structures.

For more information, www.vailresortsecho.com 

Green Golf

In keeping with its commitment to environmental stewardship at its iconic hotels and resorts, RockResorts will continue its success in bringing the best sustainability practices to its golf operations. Vail Resorts Inc. currently operates six courses, all certified within the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program. Vail Resorts looks for other measures to go beyond even the Audubon standards including community stewardship projects; habitat restoration; integrating green practices into other course facilities; and supporting environmental practices with neighboring courses. 

"Give & Getaway" Volunteer Vacations

RockResorts and all our hospitality operations have  partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, the Eagle, Dillon and Roaring Fork Ranger Districts and the White River National Forest in Colorado; Hyde Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming;  Surfrider Foundation at the Tempo in Miami, Florida and, local organic farmers in St. Lucia  to offer a volunteer vacation package at all of it resort locations. Guests who book theGive & Getaway package - available primarily during the summer months - will participate in trail restoration, watershed and other conservation projects as well as sustainable farming and agriculture efforts and receive a discounted nightly lodging rate and exclusive gifts.

Give & Getaway package—Restoration projects offered as part of the Give & Getaway package will improve the recreational quality of nearby trails, as well as the health of the local forest and streams by controlling erosion caused by degraded trails. Volunteers, ages 16 and older are invited to participate in these enriching and fun projects in cooperation with employees at each of  our resorts while indulging in a relaxing stay at a RockResort and other resort locations.

Similar volunteer projects are a great activity for meeting and event attendees, family reunions, wedding parties, and other groups to provide a fun team building or casual get together that also gives back to the local community. Simply ask your resort event planner and we would be happy to assist you.

Vail Resorts in our Communities

Giving and volunteering in our communities has long been a focus for Vail Resorts. In fact, on average companywide we contribute more than $5 million in cash and in-kind to our local resort communities. Much of this giving focuses on organizations that support youth and environmental conservation initiatives within our communities and efforts are focused on making scalable contributions. 


One significant effort is Vail Resorts Echo Day, an annual companywide employee volunteer day.  Echo Day projects included tree planting, trail maintenance, and other similar environmental conservation projects.  In first year for the VR Echo included more than 300 employees and their families in resort projects from St. Lucia in the Caribbean, Santa Fe, New Mexico to Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado.  Resort sponsored volunteer activities extend throughout the year.

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Environmental Awards

2007 Preferred Hotels GIFFTS Award

RockResorts is proud to have received Preferred Hotel Group's Pineapple Award for its commitment to the environment and community service. To further their support of a selected charity or program, the Ueberroth Family Foundation pledged a donation of $5,000 to RockResorts for its efforts.

  • 2008 Conde Nast World Savers
  • Legendary Lodging site - Grand Teton Lodge Company – ISO 14001
  • Sustainable Travel International Sustainable Eco-Certification Program (STEP) - Grand Teton Lodge Company




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