Steward Vail Surveys and Final Series of Public Engagement Sessions

Vail and Eagle County community members are encouraged to take part in one of the short online surveys that is being used to help prioritize community preferences on sustainable tourism. Both surveys will be open until August 5.

The 20-question Vail Resident Sentiment survey is available at and probes community sentiment about the role and impact of tourism in Vail and ways to create more positive benefits from tourism. The survey is available for participation by full and part-time residents of Vail.

The Steward Vail planning team now is offering Eagle County residents who live beyond Vail a chance to take part in the project's resident sentiment survey. The Eagle County Resident Sentiment survey can be taken here This survey was posted in response to requests from many Eagle County residents, especially those who work in Vail or take part in its offerings. This survey asks the same questions that are being posed to Vail residents. To take the survey, click "No" to the first question.

Results of both surveys will be shared on during August.

The Steward Vail surveys build upon a series of community workshops and discussions that took place in April, June and July during the first phase of a year-long planning process to develop a first-ever Destination Stewardship Plan for Vail.

Save the date or register now for the final series of Steward Vail public engagement sessions that will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 20. Participants will have a chance to weigh in on all components of the draft Steward Vail plan, including proposed vision and mission statements. Attendees also will be asked to share thoughts about the plan's goals and objectives and take part in an exercise to consider proposed action steps. Register for one of these session at

The goal of Steward Vail is to create a 10-year vision and management plan that will advance Vail’s sustainability goals in step with local priorities while building Vail’s tourism economy. Specifically, the town is seeking ways to attract visitors who will support and respect the destination, while encouraging more equitable access to all that Vail offers.

The plan is being facilitated by a consultant team representing three leading tourism organizations - Better Destinations, based in Denver; MMGY NextFactor of Vancouver; and the Travel Foundation, an international NGO focused on improving impacts of tourism. For additional details about Steward Vail, visit or contact Mia Vlaar at 970-479-2454 or

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