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:
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 (2017 - 2018)|
|Adrian Martino - Albion Grill||Jake Grace – Ski Patrol|
|Alex Tolbert – Parking||James Chandler – Skier Services|
|Andria Huskinson- Marketing||Kerwin Knutson – Grooming|
|Andy White – Alta Skier||Kyle Ann Phillips – Ski Shop|
|Annie Mattison – Buckhorn Kitchen||Kristen Randak - Ski School Tickets|
|Ben Williams - Snowmaking||Lauren Shaw - Ski School|
|Caroline Olson – Ski School||Lindsey DeOllos – Albion Grill|
|Chris Cawley – Public Partner||Liz Rocco - Ski Patrol|
|Coleman Motley – Race Crew||Mali Noyes – Alta Athlete|
|Coleman Worthen - Ski Patrol||Mandi Cook – Tickets|
|Connie Marshall – Administration||Mark Pollish – Ski Patrol|
|Dana Shaw - Building Maintenance||Maura Olivos – Environmental Center|
|Dave Grzymkowski – Vehicle Maintenance||Reed Pechtimaldjian - Skier Services|
|Dawn Davis – Watson Shelter||Ryan Brueggeman – Building Maintenance|
|Elise Morgan – Main Office||Rob DelaCruz - Watson Shelter|
|Etienne Arent - AEC Intern||Shannon Corey – Lifts|
|Gage Kazickas - Alf's Restaurant||Susannah Bone - Ski Patrol|
|Hannah Whitney – Non Profit Partner||Whitney Eichbauer – Alf’s Restaurant|
|Ilse Wilson - Business Partner|
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.