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Cinnabar Aprés Music with Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons
Starting today at: 3:30pm

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UTA Ski Bus Service Starts
Sat Dec 16 2017

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Tap Takeover with Wasatch/Squatters Brewing
Sat Dec 16 2017

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LIFTS OPEN
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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. 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 sustainability initiative, and know we are setting the appropriate bedrock standards to build on for future growth with less dependence on many resources and consumables. With your help, we were able to meet our diversion rate goal for 2016 of 43%!

Over 3 years, Snowbasin Resort has diverted 230 tons of material out of the waste stream into recycling commodities while our energy reduction initiatives have saved the resort 2.8 Million kWH which is continuing to be invested back into the resort.  

New Carpool lot this season -  Terrace A will be for carpoolers! Do your part to be environmentally friendly and get priority parking in Terrace A when carpooling with 3 or more people. This is based on a first come, first served basis.

We are always looking for ways to improve: Recently, Snowbasin Resort has entered into a letter of intent agreement with the Wasatch Resource Recovery Center to have all compostable materials hauled off site to be deposited into the first in anaerobic digester in Utah that will create bio gas to fuel thousands of Utah homes as well as create organic fertilizer that Snowbasin will use in its gardens and lawns.  Snowbasin has also partnered with Qnergy in Ogden, Utah to do a test demo of the Qnergy ‘Smart Boiler’ that creates electricity while it heats water. The electrical energy of which gets used immediately by general resort operations, further reducing the need for electrical transmission from coal operated power plants.

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.

    • Accomplishments and Achievements in the Realm of Sustainability

       
      • Replaced 93 less efficient snow guns with Rubis Evos, which use 90% less compressed air.
      • Constructed a snowmaking water reservoir that allows our snowmaking system to be 25% more efficient.
      • Added rubber and construction waste recycling programs to our multi-stream recycling.
      • No longer purchasing two-cycle snowmobiles to phase them out.
      • Dining is currently partnering with sustainable beef operators – Snake River Farms, leaders in cattle and ranching sustainable operations.
      • Dining is currently partnering with Uinta Brewing – read their sustainability brief as they use 100% renewable energy resources.
      • Recycling and education in employee areas. Proper sort techniques in the back of house.
      • Dining is currently using all reusable wares – even on BBQ’s. Eliminated paper plates by investing in Melamine plates for outdoor service and all china and silver for indoor service.
      • Using reusable stylish cups/mugs at outdoor functions and concerts
      • Recycling 100% cardboard and currently baling it for use back to in the marketplace as a raw material commodity.
      • Removed all plastic wares from group business.
      • Dining eliminated most of the glass containers from the waste stream by converting almost all beer to cans and kegs.
      • Dining eliminated all portion control packaging and moved to volume packs.
      • Dining changed seafood vendors to buy only seafood and fish from the approved seafood watch list.
      • Created food menus to be based around seasonal vegetables based on time of the year to buy produce only in season to decrease importing.
      • Dining built an herb garden and hearty vegetable garden for the summer.
      • Retro-fitted low flush valves on all toilets.
      • Working with Rocky Mountain Power to actively retro-fit all lighting to low energy LED (over 10,000 bulbs and fixtures)
      • Replaced water heaters and other equipment to high efficiency, low energy.
      • Installed exterior lighting with photo eyes to come on when people walk by versus leaving lights on all night on the exterior of buildings – safer and more energy efficient.
      • Built rookeries for local large bird species to nest safely away from buildings.
      • Recently purchased all new recycling containers for inside of lodges and outside in public areas.
      • Entered into an agreement with Rocky Mountain Recycling to divert and recycle plastic, aluminum, office paper, glass, and cardboard – all of which are being reused as raw materials.
      • Dedicated sorting and storing area where materials are baled and stored.
      • Recently entered into a letter of intent agreement with the Wasatch Resource Recovery Center to have all compostable materials hauled off site to be deposited into the first in anaerobic digester in Utah that will create bio gas to fuel thousands of Utah homes as well as create organic fertilizer that Snowbasin will use in its gardens and lawns.
      • Partnered with Qnergy in Ogden, Utah to do a test demo of the Qnergy ‘Smart Boiler’ that creates electricity while it heats water. The electrical energy of which gets used immediately by general resort operations, further reducing the need for electrical transmission from coal operated power plants.
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