13 episodes

Around the world, across all of our resorts, we have employees who are experiencing their own epic journeys. Employees who are the heroes of their own stories, who constantly challenge themselves to give more, to do more, to be more. We developed this podcast so that we can share their journeys – and the journeys of our guests, our mountains, and our communities – all of which are truly epic by nature.

Epic By Nature Vail Resorts

    • Business
    • 4.7, 77 Ratings

Around the world, across all of our resorts, we have employees who are experiencing their own epic journeys. Employees who are the heroes of their own stories, who constantly challenge themselves to give more, to do more, to be more. We developed this podcast so that we can share their journeys – and the journeys of our guests, our mountains, and our communities – all of which are truly epic by nature.

    Part 1: The Decision - No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19

    Part 1: The Decision - No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19

    "No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19" explores in detail our company’s journey through the crisis that COVID-19 has presented. The first part "The Decision," documents our decision to close our resorts on March 14

    • 19 min
    Part 2: The Impact - No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19

    Part 2: The Impact - No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19

    "No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19" explores in detail our company’s journey through the crisis that COVID-19 has presented. The second part "The Impact," explores the impact of the decision on employees and our company.

    • 16 min
    Part 3: The Future - No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19

    Part 3: The Future - No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19

    "No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19" explores in detail our company’s journey through the crisis that COVID-19 has presented. The third part "The Future," explains how we crafted the plan to honor our pass holders, and Rob Katz shares his thoughts and perspective on the future.

    • 19 min
    Ski & Ride for Life

    Ski & Ride for Life

    Right now across our Company, our ski and snowboard instructors – our pros – are opening up our sport and mountains to guests across North America. From child to adult, from beginner to highly-skilled, our pros spend more time with guests than most of us and are therefore uniquely positioned to deliver an Experience of a Lifetime.

    Ski instructors have had a profound impact on growing my confidence and expanding my ability in the sport and I am excited to share their stories today. How did they find their way to teaching? What tactics and techniques do they use? What credentials do they need? How do they manage the logistics and the business of ski school?

    • 36 min
    The Magic of Snowmaking

    The Magic of Snowmaking

    Right now across our Company we are preparing for the North American winter season. Keystone has already opened, in Colorado we had record snow fall in October, we are welcoming our seasonal employees, anticipation is building, and our snow guns are fired up.

    So it is only appropriate that in this episode of Epic By Nature, we explore the story of our snowmakers and snowmaking. After all, snow is why we come to work every day. Where does the passion for snowmaking come from? How did it come to be? How does snowmaking differ across our resorts? What is the science and technology behind it? And what is the impact to our environment?

    • 30 min
    The Big Idea

    The Big Idea

    The Epic Season Pass is the engine of our business, but once upon a time it was just an idea. Over a decade ago we drastically reduced the price of skiing when we introduced the Epic Season Pass. We were risking revenue, for stability for our company and flexibility for our guests.

    Today we are sharing the pass story. Why did we launch the pass? What was our strategy? What was the reaction of the industry, our guests and employees? How did we grow and diversify the product? What is our reaction to competition and what’s next?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

delightedstrings ,

Excited

As an employee integrated into Vail, let it be known that I am very excited!

skistuff ,

Eye opening

As a skier for 50 plus years I knew it took a lot to run a ski area. This pod really explains the complicated undertaking it is. I recommend to to every skier and ski area employee.

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