Guest / Outreach Campaigns
Teaming Up to Keep Winter Cool
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
Athletes Speak Out on Global Warming
"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
"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
"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
-2002 Olympic mogul silver medalist Shannon Bahrke.
Photo by: Jonathan Selkowitz
"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
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
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.