With a combined 28,276 acres of skiable Rocky Mountain terrain, CSCUSA member resorts continue to stay on top of their greatest asset by implementing and improving programs that focus on renewable energy, waste reduction, alternative transportation, and environmental partnerships.
More than one third of CSCUSA member resorts offset 100 percent of their energy use through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) and more than half of CSCUSA resorts offset some portion of their energy use through RECs. According to EPA estimates, these combined initiatives translate into approximately 3,607.4 metric tons of carbon dioxide being offset per year, or the equivalent of offsetting 319 average single family homes a year or, 92, 497 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
The CSCUSA member resorts that are leading the way down this greener path include Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, and Wolf Creek, all of which offset 100 percent of their energy use. Additional resorts like Winter Park offset a portion of their operational energy use.
Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts combined have more than a dozen industry recognitions and awards for outstanding environmental leadership. All 22 CSCUSA member resorts recycle and each is doing its part as an environmental steward to implement programs that reduce and offset energy use and help to keep Colorado's natural beauty unchanged for generations to come.