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Actively Green for 2015

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

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The Antlers at Vail once again is taking the lead.

The Antlers, along with The Wren (East-West Resorts) and the Sonnenalp, are the first resorts in Eagle County to be certified by the Town of Vail and Sustainable Travel International (STI) as “Actively Green for 2015“.

Actively Green is the brain trust of Kristen Bertuglia, the Sustainable Director for the Town of Vail, and Kim Langmaid who chairs the  Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability.  The goal is to certify 100 businesses in the Valley before the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships which are scheduled to be held in Vail and Beaver Creek. The process is rigorous and the intent is to show the world that our Valley is in harmony, not only with the environment, but with each other with regard to business operations.

The process began back on September 4th when the Antlers hosted the first STI Educational  Seminar with 20 other business’s.  The training for certification is an intense exercise that covers 21 steps that need to be addressed and adopted as policy.

The criteria range from educating employees and guests about green practices, tracking waste, energy and water use, monitoring green house gases, responsible purchasing and simply pledging to be a good neighbor in our community.

The certification is a “living document”.

Data is gathered and documented into categories on a monthly basis.  This information is then used to determine the environmental impact we are having as we operate our business.  Hopefully, we will see savings in water and energy use and demonstrate to employees and clients the importance of our efforts.

We are proud to be on the forefront of this effort and are excited for the all the businesses that will be joining us soon.

2015 and the World Ski Championships just aren’t that far off.

Greg

 

PS – Without our own Sustainability Coordinator (Greg Ziccardi) the Antlers wouldn’t be in the leadership position we are, both in terms of this Actively Green certification, as well as all of our ongoing efforts.  -Rob

 

Save 30% on Lodging, Lift Ticket Package This Winter

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Antlers at Vail Hotel Offers Prime Season Ski, Snowboard Deal and Free Storage

Photo by Jack Affleck

July 27, 2010 – Vail, CO – What’s a traveling skier to do?  Most major airlines now charge hefty fees for checked baggage, but a pair of skis will hardly fit in a carry-on bag.  At the Antlers at Vail hotel, the staff continually thinks of ways to add value to their guests’ vacation experiences.  The most recent enticement?  Free ski and snowboard storage for guests.

“We recognize that it’s increasingly expensive to travel with skis and snowboards,” says General Manager Rob LeVine.  “So when you stay with us we’ll gladly store as much of your equipment here as you want until you return, even from year to year.”  The complimentary storage program is just one of many value-oriented amenities the hotel offers its guests, from free parking in the property’s heated indoor garage to free Internet access and day passes to the Vail Athletic Club.

This winter, the Antlers will again offer its popular “Value Vail” package at the height of ski season.  From January 8 to February 16, 2011 guests can enjoy 30% savings off regular prices.  Rates for the five-night package start at just $220 per person per night for four people in a two-bedroom condo – including four-day lift tickets for all four skiers! LeVine recommends booking early to secure a package.  “Despite last year’s rocky economy we were at near capacity levels for much of the ski season,” he says.  “We’re anticipating more skiers and snowboarders this winter, so we recommend that travelers lock in dates and packages as soon as possible.”

The Antlers Vail offers condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms with fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free heated indoor parking.   Every room provides plenty of space to spread out and all the comforts of home, and the Antlers’ Vail-insider staff is on call to answer questions big or small.  Conveniently located 200 yards from the Vail Gondola, numerous restaurants, galleries and shops are within walking distance and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away.  Named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ in 2009 by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards, the Antlers Vail condominiums is also proud to be a Green Star-rated business.  For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit www.antlersvail.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, The Antlers at Vail, (970) 476-2471, RLeVine@antlersvail.com or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, (307) 734-5335, darla@wordenpr.com.

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