Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (Colorado) is leading the charge when it comes to sustainability efforts for ski resorts in North America, and it’s not going unnoticed.
A-Basin accepted The Climate Change Impact Award from The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) during a convention earlier this month.
The NSAA gave A-Basin the award for their efforts to become carbon neutral by 2025, for installing EV charging stations at the resort’s base, and for outreach to local and federal lawmakers advocating for climate change policy.
Congrats to A-Basin on their well-earned award!
Keep fighting the good fight!
Full Facebook post from Arapahoe Basin below:
“Happy #SustainabilitySunday everyone! Here’s a write up on a sustainability award we received last weekend at the NSAA National Convention!
“Last weekend, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) named the winners of its annual awards in conversion (growth), sustainability, marketing and safety. The awards were presented to ski area members with the most innovative and successful programs in each category at the association’s National Convention and Tradeshow in Nashville, Tennessee.
A-Basin earned multiple Golden Eagle nominations for the multiple ways in which they tackle environmental work. They promote climate action and advocacy at a resort level, and encourage their consumer base, community and political leaders to do the same.
A-Basin’s strategic sustainability plan culminates in the ski area becoming a 100% carbon neutral operation by 2025. Their new EV chargers, free for the first year and placed in some of the best parking, encourage guests to be more green themselves.
Arapahoe Basin is directly contributing to the continued removal of barriers to EV adoption in mountain towns and being vocal about it. The organization has signed on to business letters and even written their own op-ed urging for climate action at state and federal levels.”
Thank you to everyone who continues to support us on the sustainability front, and we can’t wait to continue growing our sustainability efforts around the mountain and our community.”
Image Credits: Ian Zinner/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area