Vail Resorts Claims Major Step Towards Zero Carbon Goal
4th December 2020
Last modified on May 13th, 2021
The mega US-based ski company says it’s made big advances towards its commitment to reaching a zero net carbon footprint by 2030.
The company operates 34 ski resorts in North America and three in Australia.
It details the milestones reached in its efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change in its third annual report.
It says it has:
- Achieved its 50% waste diversion sub-goal nearly a year ahead of schedule, by reducing landfill waste and increasing composting and recycling.
- Set a course to be 100% powered by renewable electricity by 2030, in large part due to two major renewable energy projects.
Vail Resorts says it is on schedule to be 93% powered by renewable electricity across its 34 North American resorts by 2023.
It’s just announced a new solar farm project 60 miles west of Salt Lake City in Utah.
It will provide renewable energy for all the electric usage at Park City, one of the largest ski resorts in the USA.
“Despite this year’s unexpected challenges due to COVID-19, our values have not wavered,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.
“That includes Do Good, our commitment to preserving the environment and supporting our employees and the communities in which we operate.
“We’ve made great strides in reaching our bold sustainability goals, including perhaps our most challenging pillar of Commitment to Zero—zero waste to landfill.
“Across the company, it has been an inspiration to watch our employees stay focused on achieving our sustainability goals while working hard to keep our guests and each other safe.”