Spring Fling
The Slush Cup is Back! Sponsored by Helly Hansen and Nature Valley
Dates:
Daily: Mar 13 - Mar 13
Cost:
Accepting donations to Epic Promise Employee Foundation
Registration:
Only for the Slush Cup. Located in the Ski & Ride School Lobby.
Join us for the biggest spring party of the season! Slush Cup competition, party on the patio, music, s'mores, and more! UPDATE: Kid's Fun Slush Cup has been cancelled. We will still hold a drawing and give out goodie bags, so please stop by and enter for that. See below for details.
Party on the Plaza!

Activations Through the Day

Due to last minute build issues, we have had to cancel the Kid's Fun Slush Cup.  We will still hold a drawing and give out goodie bags, so please stop by and enter for that!  We have added even more prizes for the drawing!

 

Kid's Drawing at Slush Cup arena - 12:45am.

Adult Slush Cup - 1pm

  • Jump into Spring with this fun and wet competition for some amazing prizes.  See details below. 
  • Sponsored by Helly Hansen and Nature Valley

 

Party on the Plaza - 11am-4pm

  • Music on the Plaza
    • Hang out on the plaza between runs and enjoy some tunes!
  • S'mores Sunday
    • Join us by the fire pit for S'Mores.  Stop by and enjoy them for free! - Please only take 1 per guest so as many people can enjoy as possible - Limited amount
  • Slush Cup Slushies
    • Make sure to grab one before heading over to watch the Slush Cup festivities!
  • Kid's Play Area
    •  Bring the kids and let them play in the snow.  Build a snow castle, make some snow angels, and have some fun in the snow.
  • Yard Games
    • Try you hand at a game of Bags or Giant Jenga.
  • Outdoor Bar & Grill
    • Stop by for some grab and go items, brats & hotdogs, and a variety of drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)

We will also have spring leis for everyone to wear.  Stop by our Gatorade & Nature Valley tents to pick one up along with free Gatorade and Nature Valley bars and snacks.  Staff will be sporting their best spring and luau attire and we invite you to do the same!  Come celebrate springtime with us.

 

 

Epic Promise Employee Foundation

For our Slush Cup event, we are not requiring any cost, but we invite you to make a donation to our EpicPromise Employee Foundation.  Not participating in the event, but still want to donate?  Stop by our Ski & Ride School Lobby on the morning of March 13th to help the employees who have helped you all season.

Never heard of the EpicPromise Employee Foundation?

  • The EpicPromise Employee Foundation supports Vail Resorts employees and their dependents in times of need through emergency financial assistance and educational grants.  The Foundation will provide $750,000 annually in employee grants with donations going to employees in need.
  • Check out their website and learn more!

 

Meet Vanessa

Hi, my name is Vanessa Jensen and I work as a MSC support specialist in Broomfield, CO.

One evening, shortly after my mother passed, a tragic accident occurred that drastically changed the rest of my life.  A patron fell back on me at an establishment, breaking my foot and ankle in several places and requiring immediate surgery.  Due to the severity of the injury, surgery required a large plate, 10 screws, 5 washers and 2 donor tendons in order to be able to walk again.  Due to challenges with our health care coverage, my family and I were burdened with a six-figure medical bill.  At this point, my husband and I, and our one year-old daughter, were barely making our monthly bills.  This added expense would have financially broken our family. Given that I was unable to work, my manager completed a co-worker referral for EpicPromise’s Emergency Relief grant, and a case manager followed up right away.  Receiving this grant enabled my family to focus on healing and being together when a situation like this would have seriously impacted our lives.  We are beyond grateful to be a recipient of the Epic Promise Employee Foundation grant.

If you find yourself going through hardship due to an emergency situation, help is available through Epic Promise! I could not have done it without their help.

 

Meet Georgia

My name is Georgia and I am the Wellness Navigator Supervisor at Whistler Blackcomb. In November of 2020 my dad went into hospital with what he thought was a bad back and was subsequently diagnosed with Stage 4 renal cancer. The next few months were a whirlwind of surgeries and treatments all in the height of COVID. I had been waiting for travel restrictions to ease but with restriction dates continuously getting pushed back I decided that it wasn’t worth waiting any longer.

Travelling back to the UK involved tests before and after both flights, quarantine in London, and a very pricey hotel stay on my return to Vancouver. All in all the trip totaled over $5,000.

I have been lucky enough to work closely with the EpicPromise Foundation in my roles here at WB so I already knew of the amazing things they do for us as employees. I submitted my Emergency Relief Application through the EpicPromise website. A few weeks later I was grateful and relieved to learn that I had been approved for the grant. Receiving the grant was a huge weight off my shoulders financially and I am so grateful to the EpicPromise Foundation for doing what they do.

If you are struggling with an emergency situation and need support, I would strongly encourage you to reach out as this is an amazing resource.