Not just ski bums
As the stewards of our privately owned and Forest Service permitted lands, it is our duty to ensure Alta addresses the challenges posed by increased visitation, development and growth. With our mission, philosophy, Green Team and definition of sustainability, the Alta Environmental Center’s day-to-day work includes these mirroring three primary duties:
- Pursue sustainability internally for Alta Ski Area through the conservation of energy, water, land, and business.
- Act as a resource to our community in an effort to promote more sustainability initiatives through partnerships and stewardship.
- Encourage and foster environmental education and research through internal and third-party collaboration to guide management efforts.
In pursuit of our mission
We believe an efficient, profitable company is a necessary foundation to support worthy environmental efforts. The Alta Environmental Center guides these efforts towards sustainability and looks after the natural environment in which we operate.
As part of our economic and social foundation, our skiers and community look to us to be stewards of our national lands. Alta employees rely upon the Environmental Center to guide us to better stewardship in our lifes and in our Alta environment. The Environmental Center works with our departments, employees and skiers in the ownership, implementation and success of projects and programs. Our process which guides us towards sustainability and a higher standard of project selection includes our "triple-triple" bottom line analysis.
Along with our internal efforts, we look at our local, national and world communities and environments to see where, when and how we may be a part of broader efforts for the common well-being.
Go Green Team!
To meet our goals, investigate viable ways to decrease Alta Ski Area's carbon footprint, and maintain a healthy business, we engage and utilize the expertise of the community. Our Green Team acts as an advisory committee and consists of employee representatives from each of our company departments, our partners, our Alta athletes and our season pass holders. Together they create a well-rounded team that strives to encourage our mission, meet our goals and make sound decisions, thereby becoming the backbone of the Alta Environmental Center.
|Our Green Team (2018-19)|
|Adrian Martino - IT||Jake Grace – Ski Patrol|
|Alex Tolbert – Parking||James Chandler – Skier Services|
|Andria Huskinson- Marketing & PR||Jeff Troyer - Albion Grill|
|Andy White – Alta Skier||Kerwin Knutson – Grooming|
|Angel Fehlig – Ski Shop||Kristen Randak - Ski School Tickets|
|Annie Mattison – Buckhorn Kitchen||Lauren Shaw - Ski School|
|Ben Williams - Snowmaking||Lindsey DeOllos – Albion Grill|
|Caroline Olson – Ski School||Liz Rocco - Ski Patrol|
|Chris Cawley – Public Partner||Mali Noyes – Alta Athlete|
|Coleman Motley – Race Crew||Mandi Cook – Tickets|
|Coleman Worthen - Ski Patrol||Mark Mylar - Marketing & PR|
|Dana Shaw - Building Maintenance||Mark Pollish – Ski Patrol|
|Dave Grzymkowski – Vehicle Maintenance||Maura Olivos – Environmental Center|
|Dawn Davis – Watson Shelter||Rob DelaCruz - Watson Shelter|
|Elise Morgan – Accounting||Ryan Brueggeman – Building Maintenance & Ski Patrol|
|Grant Wheeler - Alf's Restaurant||Scott Chamberlain – Alf’s Restaurant|
|Hannah Whitney – Non Profit Partner||Shannon Corey – Lifts|
|Ilse Wilson - Business Partner||Susannah Bone - Ski Patrol|
|Isaac Freeland - Alta Athlete|
Sustainability Defined & Engaged
People, planet, profit
The Alta Environmental Center embraces the science of ecology and uses a system approach to sustainability. By using the "triple-triple" bottom line as our foundation, we’ve defined three priority areas for each bottom line. This "triple-triple" bottom line provides a definition of sustainability and thereby creating a decision-making lens to guide our strategies and ultimately implement best management practices.