COMMITTEE

While the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will last for two weeks, our overarching goal is to leave a lasting legacy throughout the Vail Valley, the State of Colorado and the United States through the hosting of these Championships. We want the benefits of this great event to live on through the dreams we have fulfilled, the lives we have touched and the inspiration we have provided long after the FIS flag is lowered at Closing Ceremonies.

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Organizing Committee is comprised of a multi-faceted group of individuals, representing many of the key ski and tourism related entities throughout Colorado and the United States.

This diverse group encompasses all aspects of the World Championships, with vast major event experience on all levels.

2015 Organizing Committee

 

CEIL FOLZ—PRESIDENT

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ERIK BORGEN

BILL ESREY

HARRY FRAMPTON

JOHN GARNSEY

MIKE IMHOF

BILL MAROLT

STEVE MCCONAHEY

DEXTER PAINE

ERIC RESNICK

TIGER SHAW

 

COORDINATION COMMITTEE

INGO HANNESSON, EBU

SARAH LEWIS, FIS

CHRISTIAN PIRZER, Tridem

FRANCK CHOQUARD, Eurovision

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

TIM BAKER, Beaver Creek Resort Company

LOU KREIG, Beaver Creek Metro District

MICHAEL BERRY, National Ski Areas Association

VIRGINIA EGGER, Town of Avon

SCOTT FITZWILLIAMS, U.S. Forest Service

DAVID INGEMIE, Snowsport Industries America

PATRIK JAERBYN, Athlete Representative

MIKE JAQUET, USSA

DOUG LOVELL, VRI, Beaver Creek

KEITH MONTAG, Eagle County

ALEX NATT, USSA

ALDO RADAMUS, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

STAN ZEMLER, Town of Vail

 

OPERATIONS COMMITTEES – KATRINA AMMER

ADMINISTRATION – ROGER BEHLER

CEREMONIES – JENN BRUNO

COMMUNICATIONS / IT – ROBERT URWILER

CULTURE – JIM PALERMO

DONORS – LUCY DAVIS

ENVIRONMENT – MARKIAN FEDUSCHAK

FACILITIES – CHUPA NELSON

FESTIVAL – SUSIE TJOSSEM

HOSPITALITY – BRIAN NOLAN

LEGACY – HARRY FRAMPTON

LODGING – JOHANNES FAESSLER

MARKETING – CHRIS JARNOT

MEDICAL – JACK ECK

MUNICIPAL SERVICES – BILL SIMMONS

PUBLIC RELATIONS & MEDIA – JOHN DAKIN

RACE – GREG JOHNSON

SECURITY & SAFETY – DWIGHT HENNINGER

SOCIAL – SUSAN FRAMPTON

TELEVISION – KEN SCHANZER

VOLUNTEERS – CHERYL JENSEN

YOUTH – MARGIE GART

ACTIVELY GREEN 2015

In February 2015, the spotlight returns to the Vail Valley during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

This rapidly-approaching event presents our community with a golden opportunity to elevate our sustainability performance, while further solidifying our reputation as a world-class tourism destination and event host.

Introducing Actively Green 2015, an innovative community-driven program that will transform the Vail Valley into a globally-recognized sustainable destination.

A true collaboration, Actively Green is a partnership between the globally recognized nonprofit Sustainable Travel International, the Walking Mountains Science Center, the Town of Vail and the Vail Valley Foundation.

Objectives

The objectives of this ambitious first-of-its kind effort are to:

  • Educate and Certify at least 100 businesses in the community on a set of internationally-recognized sustainability best practices
  • Benchmark and Report on data across key performance indicators, helping destination decision-makers to identify successes and opportunities
  • Tell a compelling Sustainability Success Story through campaigns that touch visitors and community members alike

The projected outcome? A generation-spanning legacy — one which will ensure the destination inspires residents and engages visitors, while remaining vibrant and resource-rich for the long term.

What is Actively Green 2015? How can I participate?

The Actively Green 2015 initiative will support the integration, adoption, and certification of sustainability best practices for at least 100 businesses across the Vail Valley.

Businesses from any sector are eligible to participate, from accommodations and tour operator to restaurants and retail companies. Patrons and guests are encouraged to think about being Actively Green in 2015 when planning their World Championships Experience.

How will we accomplish our objectives?

1) Educate and Certify

  • A collection of ready-to-use operational tools and resources designed to drive efficiency for businesses across the Vail Valley
  • Training sessions and workshops dedicated to building local capacity on the implementation of best practices
  • A new Actively Green Eco-Label, designed with the Vail Valley in mind. Participating businesses can earn the label and use it with pride, by demonstrating adherence to a set of 23 baseline criteria
  • Support for participation in global eco-certification programs like the Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP), designed for businesses looking to achieve higher levels of recognition

2) Benchmark and Report

  • A brand-new customized online Sustainability Management System, designed for Vail Valley businesses to measure and manage sustainability impacts
  • An opportunity for the destination to manage its performance at scale, through a community dashboard, regular progress reports and a birds-eye view of sustainability opportunities and challenges
  • Performance will be tracked across key sustainability indicators such as energy and water usage and conservation, waste generation and recycling, and volunteerism

We envision the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships as a catalyst of innovation and collaboration that enhances and celebrates our mountain environment for generations to come.

Get Actively Green!

New training dates announced!

August 6, 2014: 1 – 3 PM

Call 970-827-9725 ext. 133 or email melissak@walkingmountains.org to sign up!
To learn more or participate in this exciting initiative, please contact Melissa Kirr at the Walking Mountains Science Center at 970-827-9725 ext. 133 or email melissak@walkingmountains.org.

CERTIFIED BUSINESSES

Actively Green 2015 certified businesses.
Sonnenalp Resort of Vail - An actively Green 2015 Certified Business The Wren at Vail - A Certified Actively Green 2015 Business
The Antlers at Vail - A Certified Actively Green 2015 Business Vail Spa Condominiums - A Certified Actively Green 2015 Business
Poste Montaine Lodge at Beaver Creek - A Certified Actively Green 2015 Business  Montaneros in Vail - A Certified Actively Green 2015 Business
East West Resorts - A Certified Actively Green 2015 Business

 

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES 

Active Energies
All Mountain Technologies

Alpine Bank
Antlers Lodge at Vail
Arrabelle
Arriesgado Clothing Company Ltd.
Bear Paw Lodge
Beaver Creek Landing
Beaver Creek Lodge
Centennial Bank
Christie Lodge

Colorado Mountain College, Edwards
Colorado Mountain Express
Dionysus Hospitality Group
Double Diamond Real Estate

Eagle County Airport
Eagle Point Resort
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
EcoPreserve

Falcon Point
First Bank
Four Seasons Resort and Residences
Green Practices

Group 970 Restaurants
Habitat For Humanity 

Highlands Lodge
Holy Cross Energy
Impact Energy
Inn & Suites at Riverwalk
KZYR – The Zephyr
Lion Square Lodge
Montaneros
New Electric Colorado
Nova Guides, Inc
Organic Housekeepers
Pan for Hire
Paragon Guides
Polar Star Properties

Post Montane
RA Nelson
Ritz Carlton Club & Residences
Ski Butlers
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Slifer Smith & Frampton
Something Good
Sonnenalp
SteamMaster 

Steamside Dental
TEDXVail
The Charter at Beaver Creek

The Sebastian Vail
The Wren at Vail
Tivoli Lodge
Town of Avon
Town of Vail
Vail Cascade Resort
Vail Daily
Vail Honeywagon

Vail Marriott
Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea
Vail’s Mountain Haus
Vail Racquet Club
Vail Resorts
Vail Valley Foundation
Vail Valley Jet Center
Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail Valley Partnership
Vail Spa Condominiums
Walking Mountains Science Center
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
West Vail Liquor Mart

SPONSORS

A sincere thank you to our dedicated sponsor partners:

The overall presenting sponsor for the men’s and women’s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup race circuits since 2002 and the automobile sponsor for the U.S. Ski Team since 2007, Audi’s role with the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships dates back to 2003 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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The Heinrich Deichmann-Schuhe GmbH & Co. KG is a German shoe retail chain, established in 1913. Two generations and almost a century later, the company has developed into Europe’s market leader, currently active in 21 countries with approximately 3,000 local shops and 30,000 employees.

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Since the release of its inaugural collection in 1997, Stockholm designer J. Lindeberg has successfully combined fashion and sportswear. The company’s main line, as well as their progressive golf and ski collections, is sold worldwide in over 30 countries. J. Lindeberg will provide the Organizing Committee and volunteer uniforms for the 2015 Championships.

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Longines - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner

Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832, Longines celebrated 180 years of non-stop craftsmanship in 2012 and its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at World Championships and as a partner of international sports federations.

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NATIONAL SPONSORS

Korbel - A valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner PowerShares - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Logo
GoPro a valued FIS Alpine World Championships Partner

OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS

2015-SierraNevadaTile Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate - A valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner
CenturyLink - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner Colorado Mountain Express - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner
Motorola Solutions - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner Zai Skis - A valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner
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TEAM 2015

Blue Sky Mortgage - A valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner Vail Conoco - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner
Alpine Bank - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner Alpine Collision - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner
Getaway Planners - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner White Horse Solutions - A Valued 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Partner

BECOME A PARTNER
Partnership opportunities exist with the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. We recognize the world of brand marketing/corporate sponsorship is dynamic and ever changing so please know we can and will tailor every partnership to meet the specific financial and business objectives of you, our partner.

For questions or more information please contact Michael Imhof at 970-777-2015 or click here.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A 2015 PARTNER

Support Us

WE WANT YOU

Over 2,500 people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe will volunteer their time and talents to help fulfill the dream of 2015. You too can become a member of Team 2015 and help welcome the world back to Vail and Beaver Creek for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

To apply to volunteer,  register here: www.volunteer.vailbeavercreek2015.com. Team 2015 is indeed the heart and soul of these World Championships and we thank you in advance for your dedication and commitment.