Kimball Art Center

Vail Resorts is the newcomer on the block in Park City, Utah with the Canyons, but the Colorado-based company is looking to make a good impression on the local citizenry.


The company announced this week it had awarded more than $500,000 in contributions and has pledged over 1,000 hours of paid employee time to 10 Park City nonprofits over the next year as part of the parent company’s Vail Resorts Echo program.


“We are thrilled to partner with organizations that align with our core values and make this community so special for our employees, our guests, and everyone who calls this place home,” said Vail Resorts’ chairman and CEO Rob Katz. 


Park City recipients were selected on “the ability of their programs to provide a positive impact on local youth and the iconic landscapes that surround Park City, and their commitment to build a sustainable, viable community.”


Awards were granted to Park City Community Foundation; Park City Education Foundation; Youth Sports Alliance; People’s Health Clinic; Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter; Summit Land Conservancy; Recycle Utah; Mountain Trails Foundation; Park City Institute; and the Kimball Art Center.


Photo: Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah (