Giving Back To The Vail Community


Community Outreach is an important element of our philosophy of doing business.  It is our responsibility as business owners to care for our environment as well as others who live here.  In that vein, owners Nancy and Ryan Richards continue their involvement in the following community non-profit organizations:


Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Since 1950 avalanches have killed more people in Colorado than any other natural hazard, and in the United States. Colorado accounts for one-third of all avalanche deaths. The Colorado Avalanche Warning Center began issuing public avalanche forecasts in 1973 as part of a research program in the USDA-Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. The program moved out of the federal government and into the Colorado state government, becoming part of the Department of Natural Resources in 1983. The CAIC joined the Colorado Department of Transportation’s highway safety program in 1993. The Friends of the CAIC (a 501c3 group) formed in 2007 to promote avalanche safety in Colorado and support the recreation program of the CAIC. The owners of The Bunkhouse are avid outdoor enthusiasts who frequently travel in the backcountry. The Bunkhouse will provide CAIC hosted avalanche awareness programs complimentary to guests and community members. Check back for specific dates.


Vail Veterans Program

Since, 2004, the Vail Veterans Program has been transforming military injured and their families through individualized world-class outdoor programs building confidence and life-long relationships.

Vail Veterans Program participants include United States military personnel who have been severely injured while serving our country. Most veterans who participate in our programs come directly from: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland; Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.

Vail Veterans Program events, because of donors, volunteers, and the Vail community, are provided to injured military and their families entirely free of charge. Our support of this organization is a tribute to Nancy’s grandfather, Robert Perreault, who received a Purple Heart award for his service during WWII.


The Salvation Army

It is their commitment to the community that inspires us to support the Vail Valley Service Unit of the Salvation Army. They provide emergency assistance to family and individuals and strives to meet basic human needs.


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