2023 Grant Winners Have been announced

Applications for the 2024 Grant Cycle will go live January 2024. Stay tuned!

Launched in 2009, the Sustainable Slopes Grant Program provides cash and in-kind funding to support sustainability projects at NSAA member ski areas. To date, $820,535 in cash and in-kind funding has been awarded to ski areas seeking to reduce their footprint and increase their environmental stewardship.

Thanks to our sponsor HKD Snowmakers for providing equipment to ski areas to make their snowmaking programs more efficient and sustainable.*
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Past Sustainable Slopes Grant Winners

2023 Recipients

  • Bogus Basin (ID) - Carbon sequestration via re-vegetation & erosion control
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (NV) - Industrial compost machine
  • Pleasant Mountain (ME) -Heat pump system
  • Soldier Hollow (UT) - HKD Impulse air/water snowguns
  • Swain Resort (NY) - HKD Impulse air/water snowguns
HKD Snowmakers is excited to announce Swain Resort, NY and Soldier Hollow, UT as the two winners of the 2023 NSAA Sustainable Slopes Grant. We recognize these ski areas for leading by example and incorporating sustainable practices and environmental stewardship into all aspects of their resorts, including snowmaking. Swain Resort and Soldier Hollow will each be awarded with over $30,000 of energy efficient HKD snowguns. HKD Snowmakers is proud to support the NSAA Sustainable Slopes Grant and further the ski industry’s commitment to a sustainable future.

-Charles Santry, HKD President

Soldier Hollow is thrilled to receive a 2023 NSAA Sustainable Slopes grant.  This grant is a special one and is particularly impactful because of its tie to the NSAA Sustainable Slopes pledge.  We’re proud to endorse the commitments outlined in the pledge, motivated to put those commitments into practice, and thrilled to expand our relationship with HKD as a partner in modernizing our snowmaking operation and improve the efficiency and sustainability of our snow management.

-Luke Bodensteiner, General Manager of Soldier Hollow

Swain Resort is committed to reducing our impact on the environment and combating climate change. We are very grateful for the support of the Sustainable Slopes program and are excited to work with NSAA to further our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. We would also like to thank HKD for their support and donation to this grant program.

-Shawn Schoonover, Owner of Swain Resort

* In 2023, HKD Snowmakers offered grants to two ski areas with a combined value over $60,000.