VAIL — For employees of Colorado Mountain Express and Beaver Creek Resort Transportation, their involvement in the Sept. 21 Eagle County Echo Day was just the beginning. In light of the massive floods striking Colorado and the resulting redirection of the Front Range Echo project, eight Colorado Mountain Express vans made the trek to Boulder last Saturday to aid in relief efforts.
There, CME and Beaver Creek Resort Transportation employees joined forces with 150 Vail Resorts employees and partnered with Boulder County Parks and Open Space to restore 4 miles of the Coal Creek trail system that was washed out by the flood. This work was critical for the community as the route serves as a connector trail for users in Superior, Erie and Lafayette.
The project’s efforts are in addition to a significant financial contribution pledged by Vail Resorts to benefit the Colorado Red Cross Disaster Relief. In the wake of the disaster, the company made an immediate $100,000 contribution, in addition to pledging a $1 donation for every season pass sold in Colorado, which will more than double its overall contribution. The company also worked with Colorado Red Cross to establish a website, www.redcross.org/vailresorts-emp for employees to contribute to the flood relief efforts.