Guest / Outreach Campaigns

Teaming Up to Keep Winter Cool

Keep _winter _cool _sml1Nrdc _logoKeep Winter Cool is a partnership between NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) to raise visibility and public understanding of global warming and spotlight opportunities that exist right now to start fixing the problem.


Idling Gets You Nowhere!

Ski areas are taking steps to reduce uneccessary vehicle idling. Reducing idling will clean up the air and save money on fuel and maintenance costs. Read further on the latest installment of Keep Winter Cool...

  • Idling Policy Word word   PDF pdf
  • Idling Facts and Tips Word word   PDF pdf

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Athletes Speak Out on Global Warming

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"There is nothing like the thrill of skiing down a chilly mountainside in winter, and I live for making fresh tracks on powder days. Help us 'Keep Winter Cool' by doing your part in fighting global warming."

Picabo Street is one of America's most famous alpine ski racers. In 1998 she won an Olympic gold medal in Nagano. She's the only American - man or woman - to win a season-long World Cup downhill title, winning in 1995 and '96.

Photo by: Doug Penser


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"I love snow and winter and I want to protect the powder. We all need to do what we can to fight global warming. We owe it to ourselves and, of course, to nature."

Ross "The Boss" Powers fell in love with snowboarding as a youngster in Vermont. After picking up an Olympic bronze medal in 1998 in snowboard halfpipe's Olympic debut in Nagano, he led a 1-2-3 USA sweep of the men's halfpipe in Salt Lake City with what many consider to be one of the best runs ever in the sport!

Photo by: USSA/Peter Foley


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Shannon Bahrke

"I am a big fan of winter and want to see lots of powder coming my way! Keeping winter cool is important to the environment and our sport. Do what you can in the fight against global warming."

-2002 Olympic mogul silver medalist Shannon Bahrke.

Photo by: Jonathan Selkowitz


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Leslie Ross

"Nothing compares to the excitement of fresh snow. With global warming, powder could become a memory of the past. What are you doing to help keep winter cool? Only together can we stop global warming."

Three-time National Telemark Free Skiing Champion Leslie Ross is a pioneer in the rebirth of Free Heel Skiing. Committed to creating opportunities for people to reconnect with the environment, Leslie is founder of Babes in the Backcountry, a Women's Outdoor Education Workshop.

A Breckenridge Free Ride team member and ambassador for Clif Bar, Patagonia, Black Diamond and Scarpa, Leslie's exploits can be seen in numerous films and publications.