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Snowbasin Resort Mission Statement:
Our Mission is fostering environmental stewardship and sustainability
At Snowbasin Resort we have altered many of our current operations to fit a sustainable mold. And not just for the purposes of being ‘green’, but because it’s a very smart business practice to conserve resources which lowers expenses on many things that can result in lowering resort overhead. This is good financial sense, and when it makes environmental sense, it just becomes a no-brainer. We feel strongly that we have put our best foot forward in this new initiative, and know we are setting the appropriate bedrock standards to build on for future growth with less dependence on many resources and consumables.
One of the things you will see new this year is that we will be severely reducing the amount of plastic water cups available to the public in our water refill areas. Though this may appear to be inconvenient at first, we unquestionably hope you understand that we are trying to rigorously reduce the total amount of plastic cups we consumed last year. In fact, we consumed the equivalent of 26 miles of Plastic Cups (if placed end-to-end). That’s the length of plastic water cups if laid end-to-end of 46 times up and down the Needles Gondola. That’s enough cups if laid end-to-end to get to Ogden and halfway back. That’s enough cups to go to Huntsville 2.5 times. And that is just the water cups and does not take into account other waste. Do you think this is excessive? We certainly do, and we need your help and cooperation to remedy the problem.
How you can help:
Please use reusable cups, containers, camelbacks, etc. We will be selling a very inexpensive collapsible option in dining areas, and many other brands and varieties are always available for purchase in the Grizzly Center. We hope that you will cooperate with us while we make this very important change that’s beneficial to not only our business, but to our natural environment that we all love and admire.
Since the inception of the Sustainability Initiative in February of 2013, we have made many, many important strides in overall reduction and conservation of resources and waste. We are very proud of the following accomplishments:
Formation of a ‘GREEN TEAM’:
An employee based suggestion group and think-tank where all employees are invited to participate as desired. Formed in March of 2013, this small, passionate group of Snowbasin Resort employees has hit the ground running altering the culture and many of the operations while raising awareness. This group helps managers see things in a different perspective, but also helps offer solutions to impact results. We also encourage many of our local guests to participate. Since March 2013, this group has spear-headed community projects that include beach cleaning at Pineview Reservoir, forest service trail clean-ups, food drives, and more, equaling 150 hours of service so far with more to go.
Current List of Accomplishments and Achievements in the realm of Sustainability: