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What does EpicPromise look like at Keystone? 

At Keystone EpicPromise is the extra efforts individual employees and departments make to help the environment and our community. 

Making A Difference!
divert waste sign
Goal: Save 324,00 paper cups from going to the landfill.  That's the weight equivalent of about 24 elephants!
Department: Mountain Food & Beverage
Status: Halfway There!  
Details: The weight equivalent of 12 elephants in paper cups have been saved from the landfill!  Efforts include F&B selling water bladders at cost at on mountain dining facilities, encouraging guests to bring their own reusable water containers and have raised awareness of these efforts through on mountain events, social media and face to face communication.
Goal: To increase our recycling at on mountain events from 50% to 70% by April 12th 2015
Department:  Keystone’s Competition Services and EpicMix Racing Departments 
Status: 100% success. 
Details: We have been able to have recycling receptacles in place at all events. Events department hosed so far this season include: Retail Concepts Camp November 17 – 20, Keystone Demo Days November 22 – 23, Zumiez Demo Day January 13, Summit Cup January 18, SnoFest January 22 – 25, Burton Demo Days January 31 – February 1, Trans World Trans Am February 12, National Jewish Health Race February 6, Summit Middle School GS February 6. 
Goal: To beautify the Mountain House base area (for a duration at least 7 hours by 04/12).
Department: EpicMix Photography
Status: Making a difference!  
Details: So far, we have (as a team) spent 4 hours and 14 minutes (or 4.23 hours / 254 minutes) picking up garbage in the Mtn. House base area (mostly in the Mountain House West Lot).  Season to date, we have collected roughly 65.6 lbs of garbage!!
Goal: Reduce water usage by 17% on 3 selected trails.
Department: Snowmaking
Status: On Track
Goal: Increase guest awareness of Keystone's environmental initiatives by 5%.
Department: Scanners
Status: On Track
Details: Scanners are spreading the word and recycling granola wrappers at Gondola Plaza in River Run.
Goal: Reduce total snowmobile mileage by 5% by April 12, 2015.
Department: Lift Maintenance
Status: On Track

EpicPromise: Environmental Details & Stats

Keystone Resort is entrusted with the stewardship of lands in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We support, promote, and engage in resource conservation, renewable energy use, recycling, composting, and other forms of waste reduction, wildlife habitat preservation, and environmental education.
Snowmaking Equipment

Energy and Water Use

Keystone has upgraded our snow making system to increase efficiency. Keystone has an extremely efficient laundry plant, and has retrofitted all rooms in the Keystone Lodge with water-saving bathroom fixtures and low 'e' windows, which will increase energy savings and efficiencies.

Aspen Sunrise

National Forest and Pine Beetle

Vail Resorts (Keystone's parent company) has partnered with the National Forest Service to raise money for on-the-ground conservation projects in the national forests where Vail Resorts operations are located.  

Thousands of brown lodgepole pine trees around Keystone and Summit County have been killed as a result of an infestation by mountain pine beetles. Keystone is working to protect healthy trees and reduce fire danger around the resort as a result of this epidemic.
Powder Skiing


Keystone Resort recycles over 1,000 tons of material per year and reuses products where possible.  The Environmental department has increased the collection of compostable materials to eight locations, including on-mountain dining facilities.  72 tons were collected in the past year.

Sunshine on the Mountain Resort

Education and Awards

Keystone’s Mountain and Valley Naturalist Tours give guests the opportunity to take a self-guided tour on the mountain or in the valley to learn the history of Keystone and about the surrounding area.

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