Sustainable Slopes, adopted by the ski industry in 2000, provides an overarching framework for ski areas on sustainability and enhanced environmental performance.
Click here to see a list of ski areas endorsing the Environmental Charter.
A report is issued annually summarizing, see below for each year's report:
View the Environmental Charter
Sustainable Slopes Grant Program
Launched in 2009, the grant program provides cash and in-kind funding to support sustainability projects at NSAA member ski areas.
Since 2010, HKD Turbo, a snowmaking technology company and supplier to NSAA based in Massachusetts, has donated $120,000 worth of high-efficiency snow guns to deserving resorts as part of the program. HKD has committed an additional $40,000 this year, and through Brendle Group's donation, 2012 winners will receive an additional $5,000 per resort in sustainability services including a utility analysis and customized on-site energy audit.
Brendle Group's support will help extend cost savings from the new HKD Turbo snowmaking equipment to other identified energy efficiency and peak load management opportunities.
Additional Resources for Ski Areas:
Talking Points on the SACC Scorecard
Small Resorts Guide to Energy
"Taking Sustainable Slopes to the Next Level" Guide (2008)
Greening Your Ski Area: A Pollution Prevention Handbook