Vail Mountain cleanup scheduled for June 24
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Volunteers are invited to join Vail Mountain staff for the annual mountain cleanup, scheduled for June 24, rain or shine. A single-day lift ticket voucher for next winter will be given to volunteers after the clean-up and a free barbecue lunch will be served.
Volunteers should meet at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola at 8:15 a.m. to sign in and complete waivers if they have not done so in advance. Teams will be transported up the mountain at 8:30 a.m. and directed to specific cleanup sites. Team leaders will provide trash bags and assign designated areas to be cleaned. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves water, sunblock, hat, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes and clothing for inclement weather. In the case of severe weather, a decision will be made the morning of the clean up whether or not to continue or postpone the cleanup.
At 12:30 p.m., the Vail Mountain dining staff will host a barbecue at Talon’s Deck at Eagle’s Nest. Volunteers will be transported to Eagle’s Nest for lunch, where lift ticket vouchers will be distributed. After lunch, teams will meet again to continue cleaning and hike down to the base area on assigned runs. Those who choose not to walk down the mountain may download the Eagle Bahn Gondola.
Community volunteers are encouraged to pre-register and complete release waivers beginning June 13 at the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead. Volunteers can also call 970-754-8245, providing names of volunteers, a phone number and e-mail address.
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