The California Ski Industry Association just released their 2016 Sustainability Report and California skiers and riders have a lot to celebrate.
Read the entire report here: 2016 Sustainability Report
The results show how sustainability practices have created real-time, visible results in the Tahoe community and beyond. The results are providing a framework for other environmental advocacy groups across the nation that include using high-efficiency snowmaking guns, effectively mobilizing volunteers, and resorting landscape damaged by human intervention.
“For many years, ski resorts have methodically made significant changes in their operations and made important investments designed to create a more sustainable operation and to protect the environment. It is now time to highlight these cumulative improvements, and commit to more in the future.” – CSIA President Michael Reitzell
So far, the group is hoping to build on their success over the last 10 years by continuing push the agenda spelled out in the infographic below according to prnewswire.com.
Notable Sustainability Practices/Results
- By replacing incandescent and T12 light bulbs with environmentally friendly alternatives, California has removed 200 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.
- Restored 1.2 miles of the Tahoe Mountain Trail system
- Use recycled pine needles for soil cover and water bars and silt boxes to intercept sediment
- Installed high-efficiency fan guns at multiple resorts
Find out how you can help here: Ski California