ROCKRESORTS OFFERS GUESTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ‘GIVE & GETAWAY’ WITH ECO-VACATION
PACKAGE AT COLORADO RESORTS
-Luxury meets volunteer-vacation with RockResorts’ 2nd year of the Give & Getaway package
-Eco-package is Vail Resorts’ second initiative to help conserve and enhance National Forest lands in the past year
Broomfield, Colo. — May 2008—RockResorts International, LLC, announced today that it is continuing its partnership for a second year with the U.S. Forest Service, Eagle Ranger District, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and White River National Forest to offer an eco-vacation package at its collection of luxury resorts in Colorado in 2008. Guests who book the Give & Getaway package—available during select dates from June through September—will participate in trail restoration projects in Colorado’s White River National Forest (where Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone are located) and receive a discounted nightly lodging rate and exclusive gifts. RockResorts is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN).
Restoration projects offered as part of the Give & Getaway package (www.giveandgetaway.com) will improve the recreational quality of the White River National Forest’s network of trails, as well as the health of the local forest and streams by controlling erosion caused by degraded trails. Volunteers, ages 16 and older and in good health, are invited to get down and dirty in these enriching and fun projects while indulging in a relaxing stay at a RockResort. In return for their volunteer work, participants will be treated to a discount on a night of lodging, plus a hydration backpack, protective work gloves, and a replenishing bottle of RockResorts Spa™ hand lotion.
“The Give & Getaway package is another step our company has taken to promote conservation of the spectacular environments in which we operate our resorts, and a new opportunity for our guests and employees to take an active role in positively impacting our local environments,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “The Give & Getaway package at RockResorts continues to be a fantastic complement to our company-wide partnership with the National Forest Foundation to raise funds for on-the-ground conservation projects in Colorado’s White River National Forest and the National Forests of The Lake Tahoe Basin in California and Nevada.”
Through a special fundraising partnership with the National Forest Foundation, Vail Resorts and RockResorts have donated more than $800,000 thus far to a dozen non-profit organizations for conservation projects in the White River National Forest. Vail Resorts continues to offer guests at its five mountain resorts the opportunity to participate in this special fundraising effort by contributing $1 on season ski passes, $1 on online lift ticket transactions, and $1 per room night at its Colorado-based lodging properties.
Each dollar raised is matched with 50 cents by the National Forest Foundation. For more information on Vail Resorts’ partnership with the National Forest Foundation, visit the Press Room at www.rockresorts.com.
RockResorts’ Give & Getaway package is available on the following dates:
June 18, 2008 – The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.
July 15, 2008 – The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.
August 27, 2008 – The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.
August 30, 2008 – Keystone Lodge & Spa in Keystone, Colo.
September 2, 2008 – Keystone Lodge & Spa in Keystone, Colo.
September 16, 2008 – The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.
September 20, 2008 – The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.
September 27, 2008 - The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.
Nightly rates, starting at $145 per person, per night, vary by resort and are based on double occupancy for a one-night stay. Projects last approximately four hours. Guests ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The Give & Getaway package must be booked at least one week prior to the project date. Other restrictions may apply.
For more information, or to book the Give & Getaway package, visit www.giveandgetaway.com or call 888-FOR-ROCK (367-7625).
RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resort hotels that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas™, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colo., Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; Keystone Lodge & Spa in Keystone, Colo.; The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. Future RockResorts include; The Osprey at Beaver Creek (renovation to be complete in fall 2008); Eleven Biscayne Hotel & Spa in Miami, Fla. (scheduled to open in 2009); One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo. (scheduled to open in winter 2009/2010); Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas (scheduled to open in 2010); and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos (scheduled to open in 2011).