Sustainability Efforts

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Ski Utah and Utah's ski resorts are passionate about snow, not only because we work in the mountains, but we live, play and recreate in them as well. Utah’s ski resorts are committed to mitigating their environmental impacts and protecting their communities for future generations to enjoy.

Utah’s ski resorts are involved in multiple initiatives that address their responsibilities to the environment including policies to reduce emissions generated by operations, championing local food, carpool and public transportation incentives, recycle and food waste programs and educating guests on how they can help. 

Resort and member program highlights can be found on each individual resort's website: 
Alta Ski Area
Deer Valley Resort
Park City Mountain (Vail Resorts Epic Promise)
Powder Mountain
Snowbasin Resort
Snowbird
Sundance Mountain Resort
Woodward Park City
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Fun Facts:

Resorts with electric vehicle charging stations:
Alta Ski Area
Snowbird
Brighton Resort
Park City Mountain
Deer Valley
Sundance
Woodward

Resorts that are plastic straw free:
Alta Ski Area
Snowbird
Brighton Resort
Park City Mountain
Deer Valley Resort
Sundance Mountain Resort
Brian Head Resort
Woodward PC
Snowbasin Resort
Powder Mountain Resort


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Industry Initiatives 
NSAA
The National Ski Area Association (NSAA) is committed to improving ski areas environmental performances across the country. With their Sustainable Slopes program, Climate Change program, The Green Room and the Golden Eagle Award, NSAA provides funding, education and support for resorts. For more information, visit nsaa.org/environment.

Protect Our Winters
Protect Our Winters (POW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, POW turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic political solutions to climate change. Ski Utah and many of its members are POW partners and support its mission of preserving winter for generations to come. For more information, visit protectourwinters.org.

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
The Cottonwood Canyons Foundation (CCF) is a non-profit with a mission to continuously improve the environment of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons thorugh stewardship and education programs. For more information, visit cottonwoodcanyons.org.

Additional Resources
Complete Guide to Riding the Utah Ski Bus
R.I.D.E to Ski & Shred The Bird
Sundance's Eco-Friendly Slopes

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