47 nonprofits benefit from donations given by Heavenly


Heavenly Mountain Resort this week announced it is giving 47 local nonprofit organizations cash grants and in-kind donations for the 2011-12 season.

Vail Resorts Echo, the company’s corporate sustainability program, was established in 2008 to bring a more focused approach to local charitable giving and, since its inception, has contributed more than $6 million annually to more than 150 organizations surrounding its six resorts.

Through Echo, 24 nonprofit organizations in the South Lake Tahoe area will receive cash grants in the coming year, including Bread & Broth, a weekly dinner program at Saint Theresa Catholic Church. Heavenly will serve as a monthly sponsor of the “Adopt-A-Day of Nourishment” at Bread & Broth, which provides a hot meal to approximately 125 less fortunate local residents every Monday.

Heavenly and Northstar will team up to financially support the Snowboard Outreach Society, a nonprofit organization that builds character in youth through outdoor adventure.

Heavenly will also make in-kind donations to local organizations including: South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center, Douglas County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, and Bijou Community School.

The recipients were selected by the Heavenly Echo Giving Council, which identifies important local organizations with successful programs that change the lives of children and protect the outstanding natural resources that make South Lake Tahoe unique.

The following organizations will receive donations from Heavenly:

· American Youth Soccer Organization Region 282

· Tahoe Baikal Institute

· Barton Community Foundation – Festival of Trees and Lights

· Bijou Community School

· Bijou Community School PTA

· Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe

· Bread & Broth

· Carson Valley Children’s Center

· CASA El Dorado

· Christmas Cheer

· Clean Tahoe Program

· Douglas County Education Foundation

· Douglas County School Race Training Program

· Douglas County Sheriff Search and Rescue

· El Dorado Fish and Game

· Forest Service Winter Trek Program

· Get in the Act! Arts in Action

· Heavenly Valley Ski Foundation

· Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation

· Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School

· Lake Tahoe Humane Society

· Lake Tahoe Unified School District

· Lake Tahoe Unified School District – Summit to Sand Program

· Marine Research & Education

· Mefiyi Foundation

· Sierra Avalanche

· Sierra House Elementary School PTA

· Snowboard Outreach Society

· Sober Grad Night

· South Lake Tahoe Amateur Hockey Association

· South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center

· South Lake Tahoe 5th Graders on the Hill Program

· South Tahoe High School Tennis Team

· South Tahoe Middle School

· South Lake Tahoe Police Activities League

· South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center

· St. Theresa School

· Sugar Pine Foundation

· Tahoe Arts Project

· Tahoe Heritage Foundation

· Tahoe Parents Nursery School

· Tahoe Tallac Association

· Tahoe Turning Point

· Tahoe Valley Elementary

· Tahoe Youth & Family Services

· Recreation Club at South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center

· Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.




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Comments (4)
  1. Full Time says - Posted: December 15, 2011

    Thank You Vail Resorts and Heavenly!!

  2. Ellen Nunes says - Posted: December 15, 2011

    I second that! Thank you Heavenly and Vail Resorts Echo Charitable Giving Program! Your support of Clean Tahoe and our Annual Community Cleanup Day helps us continue to serve our community in a good way. Thank you for reaching into our community and supporting our non-profits through financial support and by volunteering your time. Truly wonderful!

  3. Careaboutthecommunity says - Posted: December 15, 2011

    Thank You!

    I am curious though, if you added all the donation dollars up, how much does it come to?

    If Heavenly paid $1/lift ticket in tax to the city of South Lake Tahoe, how much would that amount to? Though I know, no one usually gets a pat on the back for paying taxes.

  4. I' m a prisoner caught in a cross fire says - Posted: December 15, 2011

    Revenue highlights
    • Resort reported EBITDA was $221.9 million, a 19 percent increase over 2010.
    • Total mountain net revenue increased $113.7 million, or 17.8 percent, in fiscal year 2011 over fiscal year 2010. When excluding Northstar-at-Tahoe, which Vail Resorts acquired in October 2010, the total mountain net revenue would have increased $49.3 million, or 7.7 percent.
    • Lift revenue increased $53.2 million, or 18.4 percent, including Northstar-at-Tahoe. (Lift revenue increased $22.4 million, or 7.7 percent, excluding Northstar-at-Tahoe.)
    • Total skier visitation was up 16.3 percent. (Skier visitation was up 4.1 percent when excluding Northstar-at-Tahoe.)
    • Skier visitation for the U.S. ski industry as a whole was up 0.6 percent.
    • Mountain reported EBITDA was $213.2 million, compared to $184 million in fiscal 2010, a 15.8 percent increase.
    • Ski school revenue increased $13.1 million, or 18.6 percent. (Ski school revenue increased $5.5 million, or 7.8 percent, when excluding Northstar-at-Tahoe.)
    • Dining revenue increased $14.7 million, or 27.6 percent. (Dining revenue was up $6.1 million, or 11.5 percent, when excluding Northstar-at-Tahoe.)
    • Retail/rental operations were up $19.5 million, or 12.6 percent. (Retail/rental was up $10.5 million, or 6.8 percent.)
    • Operating expenses increased $84.3 million, or 18.5 percent, which includes $53.9 million in expenses associated with Northstar-at-Tahoe.
    • Lodging net revenue was $214.7 million, a 9.9 percent increase from $195.3 million in fiscal year 2010.
    • Average daily rates at the company’s hotels increased 3.8 percent and revenue per available room increased 6.4 percent.
    • Real estate net revenue was $200.2 million, compared to $61 million in 2010, however real estate EBITDA was negative $5 million in 2011 (compared to negative $4.3 million in 2010).
    • Sales of season passes for the 2011-12 season were up 9 percent in sales dollars and 1 percent in units as of Sept. 20, 2011, compared to the same time frame last year and adjusted as if Northstar was owned during both periods.
    • 2012 outlook estimates $233 million to $243 million in resort reported EBITDA

    Do the math for 6 mill!

    If Texas had all this BS turn white into snow from steak sandwiches we all have new streets,trans systems,the comany can afford to give more this community.
    Bob yearly bonus larger than charity to keep you thinking “we are Ok here”?