includes the adoption of the National Ski Areas Association’s (NSAA) Climate Change Policy of their Sustainable Slopes, Environmental Charter for Ski Areas. In our pursuit to address global warming and evaluate our progress we are dedicated to the following actions:
- Educate the public and resort guests about the dependence of winter sports on natural ecosystems and the potential impacts of climate change on the winter recreation experience.
- Educate guests on how they can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Raise policy-maker awareness of the dependence of winter sports on natural ecosystems and the potential impacts of climate change on the winter recreation experience.
- Advocate the national reduction of GHG emissions through legislative, regulatory or voluntary measures.
- Support sound, science-based solutions to climate change, including the use of renewable energy technologies.
- Partner with appropriate organizations and agencies to assess opportunities to reduce resort emissions and increase energy efficiency; invest in new, more efficient products, practices and technologies; and measure our emission reductions.
Reporting Our Efforts
To further establish our NSAA commitment to soundly “measure our emission reductions”, Alta Ski Area joined the Climate Challenge and determined a 20% carbon reduction goal for the year 2020. Reporting our results is vital in honestly showing our progress with our patrons and stakeholders. Thus recognizing transparency is essential to learning and supporting continued progress toward sustainability for our greater community. We invite you to view Alta Ski Area’s efforts and carbon footprint status in our reports.
The Alta Environmental Center coordinates all of Alta Ski Area's environmental efforts and is instrumental in developing and implementing new sustainability initiatives. By using our energy inventory and sustainable reports as a measurable comparison, we are able to decrease our carbon footprint. Our goal is to generate an annual report that reflects third-party reporting numbers, but also includes details of our energy efficient upgrades, community development, and land conservation stewardship progress.
2018 Fall Sustainability Update
2017 Fall Sustainability Update
2016 Fall Sustainability Update
2015 Fall Sustainability Update
2014 Fall Sustainability Update
2011 Sustainability Report
2010 Spring Sustainability Update
2009 Fall Sustainability Update
2004 Environmental Report
In order to support sustainability efforts within the for-profit sector and ski industry, we recognize the importance of opening our data to third-party scrutiny. You may read our reports with the following programs:
“It’s not easy being green”
It takes a lot of elbow grease, organization and perseverance, so it’s really nice when we are recognized for all of our hard work. With these spotlights comes a little rejuvenation to kick things up a notch and get back to work with even greater tenacity. We thank all the businesses and organizations for your acknowledgment and support, we are honored!
Alta Ski Area Achievements
2017 National Ski Area Association & Ski Magazine Hero of Sustainability Award
2015 National Ski Area Association Sustainable Slopes Climate Adaption Grant
2014 Utah Business Magazine Sustainability Leadership Award
2014 National Ski Area Association & Ski Magazine Hero of Sustainability Award
2013 Golden Eagle – Overall Environmental Excellence
2012 LEED Silver Certification for Skier Services Building
2009 National Ski Area Association Sustainable Slopes Grant
2006 Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky Program
2003 National Ski Area Association Silver Eagle – Excellence in Visual Impact