Sustainable Slopes

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:

PDF 2013 PDF 2008 PDF 2003
PDF 2012 PDF 2007 PDF 2002
PDF 2011 PDF 2006 PDF 2001
PDF 2010 PDF 2005 .
PDF 2009 PDF 2004 .

PDF View the Environmental Charter

Sustainable SlopesSustainable 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.


Apply for the Sustainable Slopes Grant

 For background information on the Sustainable Slopes Grant, click here.

Additional Resources for Ski Areas:

New NSAA Study:  Profiting from Sustainability (2014)
Supply Chain Sustainability for the Ski and Tourism Industries - What You Need to Know (WEBINAR)
Small Resorts Guide to Energy
"Taking Sustainable Slopes to the Next Level" Guide (2008)
Greening Your Ski Area: A Pollution Prevention Handbook
Talking Points on the SACC Scorecard