Vail Resorts Echo seeks community service projects |

Vail Resorts Echo seeks community service projects

Vail Resorts Echo – the ski company’s nonprofit branch – is currently seeing community service project submissions for the organization’s Vail Resorts Echo Day project, which will be held in late August or September this year.

Last year, 400 people – all Vail employees and their families – came together for the inaugural echo day, which took place in eight resort locations across the country. All projects focused on habitat and trail restoration. This year, the resort plans on hosting ten projects across the country and the Caribbean.

The resort is asking local nonprofits to provide project ideas that will make a difference in the community, and are tied to youth or environmental programs. Employee teams will vote from the applications submitted. Once a winner is selected, the echo day employee team will work with the nonprofit on planning and executing the event. Project examples include: school clean-ups, playground improvements, trail builds, or anything else that can utilize 150 volunteers for a half-day event. It also needs to be family-friendly, and relatively easy to travel to.

Applications and information can be found at

– Daily News staff report

Frisco Nordic Center closes Sunday

The Frisco Nordic Center will close for the season this Sunday. Over 90 percent of the trails remain open for skiing, so come in and enjoy the last few days of epic skiing and snowshoeing. The Frisco Adventure Park remains open and is expected to close April 17 for the season.

Nordic Center concessionaires Gene, Therese and Matt Dayton thank all their patrons who enjoyed the very successful 2010/11 ski and snowshoe season. Therese Dayton exclaimed “it has been a great season and the first year we have been able to remain open this late.”

“We wish all our patrons a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing everyone next winter. Pre-season pass discount information will be mailed mid-September. For the lowest Nordic pass price for next season e-mail .

For more information call the Daytons at (970) 668-0866 or check out

– Daily News staff report

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