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, $745,335 in cash and in-kind funding has been awarded to ski areas seeking to reduce their footprint and increase their environmental stewardship.

2022 Grant Recipients     2022 Grant Details     Past Grant Recipients

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

HKD Snowmakers is excited to announce that Massanutten Resort, VA and Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, PA, are the two winners of the 2022 NSAA Sustainable Slopes Grant. These ski areas are being recognized for leading by example and incorporating sustainable practices and environmental stewardship into all aspects of their resorts, including snowmaking. Massanutten Resort and Mount Pleasant of Edinboro will each be awarded with over $30,000 of energy efficient HKD snowguns.

-Charles Santry, HKD President

* In 2022, HKD Snowmakers offered grants to two ski areas with a combined value over $60,000. 

Past Sustainable Slopes Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 Grant Recipients!

  • Big Sky Resort  (MT) - multi stream waste stations
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort (OR) - Earth Cube Composting Unit and local garden
  • Copper Mountain Resort (CO) - Conservation Summit
  • Massanutten Resort (VA) - five HKD Impulse R5 snowguns
  • Mount Pleasant of Edinboro (PA) - two HKD Volts with onboard air compressors