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Ski resorts provide guests access to the mountains that many people would not otherwise experience. As an industry, our resorts are committed to supporting and investing in environmentally progressive practices in all aspects of operations in order to sustain enjoyment by future generations. The ski industry’s commitment to the environment is about raising awareness and fostering change.

Our member resorts are devoted to being environmentally conscious because it is the right thing to do. We cannot be certain what our world will look like 50 or 100 years from now, but we do know that making sound decisions to mitigate the effects of climate change will greatly increase the chances that we can enjoy winter sports for generations to come. Our member resorts have chosen to take the lead on climate, including Diamond Peak's STOKE Certification, Vail Resorts' (Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar) Epic Promise Commitment to Zero, Woodward Tahoe's solar project, Soda Springs' recycled water snowmaking project, and the many efforts from Palisades Tahoe.

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) has been a leader on combatting Climate Change since 2002. Every Ski California member resort has taken NSAA's Sustainable Slopes Ski Area Pledge. Several of our members have joined NSAA's Climate Challenge, which is a voluntary program dedicated to helping participating ski resorts inventory, target and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Their participation has resulted in several NSAA Golden Eagle Awards, which are the highest honors bestowed on ski resorts for environmental performance.

Overall Environmental Excellence

2018 Boreal, CA
2017 Palisades Tahoe | Alpine Meadows, CA
2016 Soda Springs Ski Area, CA
2013 Homewood Mountain Resort, CA
1996 Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA

Hero of Sustainability

2016 Kristyn Lingenfelter Palisades Tahoe | Alpine Meadows, CA

Innovation in Sustainability

2018 Bear Valley, CA