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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. 

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.  

Carpool lot  -  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: Snowbasin has partnered with Qnergy in Ogden, Utah to do a test demo of the Qnergy ‘Smart Boiler’ that creates electricity while it heats the 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.

  • 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.
  • Recycling 100% cardboard and currently baling it for use back to in the marketplace as a raw material commodity.
  • 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 products only in the season to decrease imports.
  • 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 the inside of lodges and outside in public areas.
  • 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.